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Australia ( Commonwealth of Australia )
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1788 New South Wales, the first British colony in Australia, founded.
1901 British colonies in Australia united as a dominion, Commonwealth of Australia.
1931 Statute of Westminster grants sovereignty to the British dominions. ( ratified by Australia 1942 [retroactive 1939] )
1999 Referendum on adopting republican form of government is rejected.

@ Unknown 1901 1901 1903

1908 Now


New Zealand ( New Zealand )
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1769 Claimed by Britain.
1792 British settlements begins.

1835 Maori declare independence under British protectorate.
1840 New Zealand officially a British possession as part of New South Wales.
1841 New Zealand a separate colony.
1907 Dominion of New Zealand.
1931 Statute of Westminster grants full sovereignty to the British dominions.
1947 New Zealand ratifies Statute of Westminster.
1987 Official use of the term "Dominion" ended, New Zealand.

@ 1833 1834 1835

1840 and 1867 and

1869 and 1900 1902 Now



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