The Colonial Conference of 1907

  • Ronald Hyam


A colonial conference was due to meet in 1906, and Lyttelton had made plans accordingly. At the end of November 1905, owing to local political circumstances in Australia and New Zealand, it was necessary to postpone the meeting of the next conference from 1906 to 1907. The conference was held at the colonial office from 15 April to 14 May 1907, sitting on three days a week. It was the last one to be called ‘colonial’ rather than ‘imperial’.


Prime Minister Commonwealth Government Privy Council Permanent Commission Imperial Government 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    A. P. Thornton, The imperial ideaand its enemies (1959), p. 140.Google Scholar
  2. 5.
    Spender, Life, i, 283; S. R. Mehrotra, ‘On the use of the term “Commonwealth”’ (Journal of Commonwealth Political Studies, ii (1964), 1–16).Google Scholar
  3. 1.
    Hammond in Hirst, Murray and Hammond, Liberalism and the Empire (1900), pp. 207, 209.Google Scholar
  4. 2.
    J. E. Tyler, ‘Development of the Imperial Conference, 1887–1914’ chap. xi, C.H.B.E., iii, 420 436–7; J. A. La Nauze, Alfred Deakin, a biography (Melborne, 1965), ii, chap. 22.Google Scholar
  5. 1.
    An official at the time, G. V. Fiddes, later recorded that the colonial office ‘was quite unable to recognise itself in the description given of it’ by Deakin (The Dominions and Colonial Offices (1926), p. 245.Google Scholar
  6. 3.
    J. A. Cross, ‘Whitehall and the Commonwealth’, Journal of Commonwealth Political Studies, ii (1964), 192.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Ronald Hyam 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald Hyam
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CambridgeUK

Personalised recommendations