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Australia, 1924-12 - 1926-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/4/1

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with 1st Lord Forster, Governor-General and with Stanley Bruce, Prime Minister, on subjects including: finding a successor to 3rd Lord Stradbroke [as Governor of Victoria]; communications between Governors and the Colonial Office; the proposed abandonment of the Australian naval construction programme; the Geneva Protocol and the risks of Britain signing a Security Pact with France, Belgium and Germany, without the other Dominion Governments; Forster's successor; the importance of the Governor General's wife; the appointment of Richard Casey as [Liaison officer between the Australian Government and the Foreign Office]; LSA's projected Empire Tour; reorganization of the Colonial Office; the abandonment of a proposed Constitutional Conference for the Dominions; keeping Sir Matthew Nathan, Governor of Queensland, in his post; the political crisis in Egypt (December 1924); the Singapore naval base; food tariffs.

Other correspondents include: [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain [Foreign Secretary] on Bruce's suggestion of having high-ranking representatives of the Dominion Governments in London and on the Geneva Protocol; Sir Samuel Hoare, Secretary of State for Air [later 1st Lord Templewood] on Bruce's suggestion; [John] Aubrey Edgcumbe, Private Secretary to LSA.


  • 1924-12 - 1926-03

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials


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Box 272

Finding aid date

2004-10-26 14:50:11+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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