The role of Governor-General in Australia, 1901-1927
At the beginning of the twentieth century the office of Governor-General was an important and delicate component of the Imperial system. By becoming a self-governing colony 'under the Crown' Australia was able to remain safely within the Empire without the irritation of Downing Street interference in its domestic affairs. At the same time the British Government was content to retain within the colonial executive an agent of the central authority. In this capacity his chief task was...[Show more]
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