Outbreak of the Great War
Although Australia and New Zealand were self-governing democracies, they were still part of the British Empire and tied to Britain ...
League of Nations Mandates
With the signing of Versailles (1919), Australia and New Zealand became founding members of the League of Nations. The next ...
Statute of Westminster
Over the course of the 1920s, Britain moved to give all its Dominions greater independence, culminating in 1931 when it ...
Exploration of the New Guinea Highlands
Prior to 1930, the mountainous interior of New Guinea was largely unexplored and thought to be mostly uninhabited. Then in ...
Bombing of Darwin
Allied efforts under ABDA proved unable to halt the Japanese offensive. In mid-February the vital British naval base of Singapore ...