First Colonial Conference


First Colonial Conference

The First Colonial Conference met in London in 1887 on the occasion of Queen Victoria's jubilee.

Among other things discussed, the colonies in Australia and New Zealand agreed to pay £126,000 per annum towards the Royal Navy to help pay for Britain's naval deployments in the Pacific. In exchange, however, the British govennment agreed not to reduce its Pacific Squadron without colonial consent.

A proposal to lay a cable between Vancouver and Australia was approved. A Resolution to extend the Queen's title to "Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Ireland, and the Colonies, and all Dependencies thereof, and Empress of India" was also adopted. [ [http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9B0CE5DF1730E633A25754C0A9639C94669FD7CF&oref=slogin New York Times - May 7, 1887] ]

References

* [http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1887/mar/25/the-colonial-conference-the-royal Hansard 25 March 1887 ]
* [http://www.eurekacouncil.com.au/5-Australia-History/History-Pages/1887-colonial-conference-london.htm 1887 - Colonial Conference, London ]

ee also

* Imperial Conference


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