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The High Commission Territories, III: The Failure of Hertzog, 1932–39

  • Ronald Hyam

Abstract

By the time discussions were renewed in 1932, the situation had changed in several ways. The office of governor-general of the Union was separated from that of high commissioner for the Territories as from January 1931, to the lively satisfaction of the Africans. Their delight in having an officer no longer connected with the Union government is indicative of their attitude to the latter. The high commissioner for the first four years of the new dispensation was Sir Herbert Stanley,* but the main brunt of the negotiations in the thirties fell upon Sir William Clark (January 1935 to January 1940). Clark was a man with over thirty years’ administrative experience, particularly of Indian economic affairs, and he had just been high commissioner in Canada.

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Aide Memoire British Government High Commissioner High Commission Native Policy 
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