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New Zealand (nation)

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

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Literary: correspondence with consultants and others on WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War", mainly volumes 1 to 4), A-B., Sep 1945 - Jun 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/18A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: William Deakin (9); [George Gordon] Allen (16); Sir John Slessor on information on the Coastal Command in 1943; Thomas Allen, publisher, on Canadian editions of the memoirs (5); 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Sir Edward Grigg] on Sir Edward Spears reviewing "Their Finest Hour" (volume 2); "Max", 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken]; Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall (2); Ernest Passant, Director of Research, Librarian and Keeper of the Papers, Foreign Office...
Dates: Sep 1945 - Jun 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Colonial Conference: printed papers., Jun 1902 - Aug 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/1
Scope and Contents Papers relating to a conference between the Secretary of State for the Colonies [Joseph Chamberlain] and the Prime Ministers of self-governing colonies, held in London, at which discussions took place on subjects including: political relations between Great Britain and the colonies, imperial defence, commercial relations within the Empire, naturalisation and settlement in South Africa, and relations of the Commonwealth and New Zealand with the islands of the Pacific. [indexed].
Dates: Jun 1902 - Aug 1902
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, N-Q., Feb 1942 - Dec 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/476
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [Leslie] Bradley [Director] of the Imperial War Museum, Eleanor Emery [Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Dominions], UK High Commissioner in New Zealand Sir Harry Batterbee (4), [Saville] Garner [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Dominions] (3), [William] Jordan, High Commissioner for New Zealand in London, and [Clement] Attlee [Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs] on an inkstand presented to WSC by the New Zealand...
Dates: Feb 1942 - Dec 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes and other material., 09 Jan 1941 - 27 Apr 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/150A-B
Scope and Contents Notes for WSC's speech (9 January, Pilgrim's Society Luncheon, Savoy Hotel, London) entitled "United States co-operation" proposing a toast to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] on his appointment as British Ambassador to the United States and on the death of [11th] Lord Lothian [earlier Philip Kerr]. Also includes cutting from the Times reporting WSC's speech. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6327-9.Various cuttings reporting WSC's speech (17 January, Glasgow [Scotland])...
Dates: 09 Jan 1941 - 27 Apr 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Jan] [1912]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/8/55
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Sir Joseph Ward, Prime Minister of New Zealand, stating that if there were further increases to the German Naval Building Programme, the Admiralty wished to transfer the battle cruiser HMS New Zealand from the China Station to the Home Fleet for service in the North Sea, and that if the New Zealand Government approved, the armoured cruiser Defence would be sent to the China Station, and HMS Zew Zealand would have a three month visit to the...
Dates: [Jan] [1912]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Feb 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/8/56
Scope and Contents Letter from Lewis Harcourt, Colonial Office, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, admitting the desirability of transferring the battle cruiser "New Zealand" from the China Station to the Home Fleet, for service in the Home Fleet, but requesting that the matter be brought before the Cabinet, because of opposition from the New Zealand Government, and possible adverse press publicity, with manuscript note by WSC, that he did not feel it worthwhile to start a long Cabinet discussion, and that he...
Dates: 01 Feb 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Jan 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/8/57
Scope and Contents Letter from Sir William White [former Director of Naval Construction] (Cedarcroft, Putney Heath [London]) to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, suggesting meeting.
Dates: 02 Jan 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Feb 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/8/58
Scope and Contents Letter from 1st Lord Haldane (28 Queen Anne's Gate, [War Office]) to WSC, asking for details of Britain's shipbuilding programme, and a note of additional ships and money that would be required if the new German Naval Law was adopted, and asking if Britain could have any reasonable objections to the new German Squadron in full commission.
Dates: 05 Feb 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), Apr 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/18/4
Scope and Contents Admiralty memorandum on the naval position of New Zealand. [Printed].
Dates: Apr 1913
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Apr 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/18/5
Scope and Contents Letter from James Allen [Minister of Defence, New Zealand] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on New Zealand's naval policy. [Printed].
Dates: 24 Apr 1913
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Jul 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/18/6
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to James Allen [Minister of Defence, New Zealand] on New Zealand's naval policy. [Printed].
Dates: 31 Jul 1913
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Feb 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/18/8
Scope and Contents Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the 1st Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] and the Chief of Staff [Sir Henry Jackson], asking them to discuss New Zealand's naval policy with James Allen [Minister of Defence, New Zealand]. [Typescript, initialled].
Dates: 13 Feb 1913
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Feb 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/19/28-37
Scope and Contents Letter from Sir William Graham Greene [Secretary of the Admiralty] to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on subjects including: the post of Director of Naval Engineering and schemes for ship inspections; official procedure for meetings between WSC and Heads of Department; the Admiralty War Staff and the impracticality of transferring the War Office system to the Admiralty; New Zealand policy and a memorandum on the adequacy of New Zealand's coastal defences; and the Indian contribution to the...
Dates: 27 Feb 1913
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Aug 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/22B/177-182
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to James Allen [Minister of Defence, New Zealand], on the naval defence of New Zealand. [Carbon copy].
Dates: 25 Aug 1913
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Dec] [1913]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/22B/277-284
Scope and Contents Minute by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the naval defence of New Zealand and Australia, including the British attitude to Japan. [Carbon copy].
Dates: [Dec] [1913]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Sep 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/41/73-74
Scope and Contents Minute by Admiral Sir Henry Jackson on the defence of a New Zealand troop convoy. [Carbon].
Dates: 19 Sep 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Mar 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/71B/183-193
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt]: states that he has not yet heard from Australia and New Zealand but that in principle there are great merits resulting from the United States controlling the Pacific sphere and Britain controlling the Indian sphere; comments on the need for the American and British navies to work to a common strategy; describes British naval force in the Central Indian Ocean; comments on the need to co-ordinate all naval commands in...
Dates: 17 Mar 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Nov 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/15/11
Scope and Contents Memorandum by WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, for the War Cabinet entitled "Australian and New Zealand Naval Defence (Winter 1939)". [expands on content of CHAR 20/15/10].
Dates: 21 Nov 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), [1913]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/22B/285
Scope and Contents Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the 1st Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] and the Chief of Staff, Admiralty [Admiral Sir Henry Jackson], on the naval defence of New Zealand and the necessity of keeping in touch with James Allen [Minister of Defence, New Zealand]. [Carbon copy].
Dates: [1913]
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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