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New Zealand now has one of the world's least regulated economies New Zealand consists of two main islands. The larger, South Island, is also the more mountainous, dominated by ...

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (2 ed.)

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...his visit to Melbourne in 1912 . The passage of the Australian and New Zealand transports was coordinated in 1914 and their forces joined together by the imperial authorities into an Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The two New Zealand brigades were joined with two Australian ones to form the New Zealand and Australian (NZ&A) Division, commanded by Godley and staffed by New Zealanders. When the AIF was reorganised after the Gallipoli campaign, Australian and New Zealand divisions were formed into II Anzac Corps, again under Godley's command, and...

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W. David McIntyre

The Oxford Companion to World War II

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...of farm production and military prowess, the war induced considerable advances in the cultural life of New Zealand. W. David McIntyre Baker, J. V. T. , The New Zealand People at War: War Economy (Wellington, 1965). McGibbon, I. , New Zealand and the Second World War: The People, the Battles and the Legacy (Auckland, 2003). Taylor, N. , The New Zealand People at War: The Home Front , 2 vols. (Wellington, 1986). Wood, F. L. W. , The New Zealand People at War: Political and External Affairs (Wellington,...

Australia-New Zealand Agreement

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (2 ed.)

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...decisions about the future of the postwar Asia-Pacific region without consulting Australia and New Zealand. The reactions in Washington and London were critical; in a subsequent meeting with the New Zealand Prime Minister, Peter Fraser, the American Secretary of State, Cordell Hull, blamed the Australian Minister for External Affairs, H. V. Evatt , for the tone of the agreement and likened his behaviour to that of the Soviet government over Poland, while the British government expressed concern that the customary channels through which the two governments...

New Zealand Wars, Australian Involvement in

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (2 ed.)

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... Zealand Wars, Australian Involvement in The New Zealand Wars, in which British and colonial troops fought against the indigenous Maori of New Zealand's North Island, resulted from the continuing expansion of European settlers on to Maori land and the colonial government's determination to crush Maori independence. War first broke out in 1845–46 , when Maori in New Zealand's far North under the leadership of Hone Heke Pokai were defeated by imperial forces which included British troops based in Australia. When a new war began in 1860 in Taranaki province...

Anzus (Australia, New Zealand and United States) Security Treaty

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (2 ed.)

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...link. The tripartite nature of the ANZUS Treaty was formally suspended in August 1986 by the US government in response to the decision of the New Zealand Labour government to ban the entry of American warships into New Zealand ports ( see New Zealand ) because the US Navy refused to confirm or deny that specific ships were nuclear-powered and/or armed. Since that time the US government has excluded New Zealand from the diplomatic and defence arrangement, although in 1994 steps were taken to restore the relationship. The ANZUS Treaty was invoked for the...

Australia-New Zealand Agreement

Australia-New Zealand Agreement  

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(the ‘Canberra Pact’), signed on 21 January 1943 on the desk used by Queen Victoria to assent to the Australian Constitution, asserted the right of the two dominions to participate ...
Australian Involvement in New Zealand Wars

Australian Involvement in New Zealand Wars  

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The New Zealand Wars, in which British and colonial troops fought against the indigenous Maori of New Zealand's North Island, resulted from the continuing expansion of European settlers on to ...
Freyberg, Bernard

Freyberg, Bernard  

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(1889–1963)New Zealand general. A professional soldier, he was appointed commander-in-chief of the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces (November 1939). He commanded the unsuccessful Commonwealth ...
Wazza Riots

Wazza Riots  

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(so-called) took place in Cairo's brothel district on 2 April and 31 July 1915. They seem to have started when Australian and New Zealand troops sacked brothels because of grievances ...
South Pacific Area

South Pacific Area  

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From 1 August 1942 that part of Admiral Nimitz's Pacific Ocean Areas which lay south of the equator between longitude 159° East and 110° West. It included New Zealand, New ...
Major-General James Harold Cannan

Major-General James Harold Cannan  

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(29 August 1882–23 May 1976).Cannan was a well-educated young man who worked in various businesses, with an emphasis on the insurance industry, in Queensland and New Zealand and served ...
ABCA agreement

ABCA agreement  

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The America-Britain-Canada-Australia Armies Standardisation Program was set up under an agreement signed in 1964. New Zealand joined with observer status in 1965 and became a full member in 2006, ...
Matron Evelyn Augusta Conyers

Matron Evelyn Augusta Conyers  

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(1 March 1870–6 September 1944).Born in New Zealand, Conyers migrated to Victoria in the early 1890s, and trained as a nurse at the Children's Hospital and at Melbourne Hospital. ...
Five Power Defence Arrangements

Five Power Defence Arrangements  

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(FPDA),an informal defence agreement between Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore and the United Kingdom, replaced the Anglo-Malayan Defence Agreement (AMDA). AMDA, negotiated in 1957 after ...
Singapore Strategy

Singapore Strategy  

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Australian defence thinking between the world wars was dominated by the Singapore strategy, in which the security of British interests in Asia, including Australia and New Zealand, rested upon the ...
28Th Commonwealth Infantry Brigade

28Th Commonwealth Infantry Brigade  

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Raised in April 1951 in Korea to replace the British 27th Infantry Brigade, the 28th Brigade contained infantry battalions from Australia and Britain, artillery batteries from Britain and New Zealand ...
Auxiliary Squadron, Australia Station

Auxiliary Squadron, Australia Station  

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Was established under the provisions of the Australasian Naval Defence Act of 1887 (see Anglo-Australian Naval Agreements). The Australian and New Zealand colonial governments were to pay 5 per cent ...
Mareth Line

Mareth Line  

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Pre-war French defensive system in southern Tunisia designed to prevent Italian incursions from Libya. Situated a few kilometres south-east of Mareth, it ran from the sea 35 km. (22 mi.) inland to ...
Major William Thornton Watson

Major William Thornton Watson  

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(10 November 1887–9 September 1961).Born in New Zealand, Watson came to Australia as a young man aged 25, and before the outbreak of the First World War played representative ...
Lionel Gage Wigmore

Lionel Gage Wigmore  

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(14 March 1899–8 November 1989)was born in England and migrated to Australia in 1919 after working as a journalist in New Zealand. He worked on several Sydney newspapers in ...

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