A Guide to the Contemporary Commonwealth

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Notes

1 Origins and Meanings

1
Speech by British Prime Minister, Mr Tony Blair, at the Chogm Opening Ceremony, 24 October 1997, p. 2.
2
S. R. Mehrotra, ‘On the use of the Term “Commonwealth”’, Journal of Commonwealth Political Studies [JCPS] (1963) 2(1): 1–16.
3
R. Jebb, Studies in Colonial Nationalism (London, 1905), pp. 272–80.
4
Dictionary of Canadian Biography, XII, 1891 to 1900 (Toronto, 1990), p. 1055.
5
British Parliamentary Papers: 1907, Accounts and Papers, IX, 61, Cd 3523, pp. 80–1; K. C. Wheare, The Constitutional Structure of the Commonwealth (Oxford, 1960), pp. 7–9.
6
See L. Curtis, The Problem of the Commonwealth (London, 1915) and The Commonwealth of Nations (London, 1916).
7
N. Mansergh, Survey of British Commonwealth Affairs: Problems of External Policy 1931–1939 (London, 1952), p. 270.

2 Dominion Status and the 1926 Declaration

1
H. D. Hall, ‘The Genesis of the Balfour Declaration of 1926’, JCPS (1962) 1(3): 169–93; P. Wigley and N. Hillmer, ‘Defining the First British Commonwealth: the Hankey Memorandum on the 1926 Imperial Conference’, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History [JICH] (1979) 8(1): 105–16.
2
L. S. Amery, My Political Life, 3 vols. (London, 1953–5), II, pp. 390–5.
3
Joe [Sir Saville] Garner, The Commonwealth Office 1925–68 (London, 1978), p. 51.
4
The Commonwealth at the Summit: Communiqués of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings 1944–86 [Cwlth. Summit, I] (London, 1987), p. 295.
5
Amery, My Political Life, II, p. 395.
6
‘Document Number Two’, in D. Macardle, The Irish Republic (Dublin, 1951), p. 960. See also N. Mansergh, ‘The implications of Éire’s relationship with the British Commonwealth of Nations’, in Nationalism and Independence: Selected Irish Papers, ed. by D. Mansergh (Cork, 1997), pp. 148–68.
7
For Ireland under Dominion status, see D. W. Harkness, The Restless Dominion: The Irish Free State and the British Commonwealth of Nations 1921–31 (London, 1969).
8
Professor Nicholas Mansergh was told that the affirmative answer about leaving the Commonwealth was elicited by the Tass correspondent. ‘Irish Foreign Policy, 1945–51’ in Ireland in the War Years and After 1939–51, ed. by K. B. Nowlan and T. D. Williams (Dublin, 1969), p. 140.
9
In his 1948 press conference in Ottawa Costello was quoted as implying that: ‘Once partition was ended, the way would be clear for complete and friendly association of the republic of Ireland with Britain in a Commonwealth of Nations.’ Winnipeg Free Press (9 September 1948), p. 17. col. 7.

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