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Internal discussion on Pacific island sovereignty

Citation: Illegible (multiple authors) (1936) Internal discussion on Pacific island sovereignty. No Publisher, uk. (Unpublished)

Internal discussion on Pacific island sovereignty (multiple authors). Includes HMG strategy to keep Christmas Island, submission of minutes of meeting to the Warren Fisher Committee, consequences of attaching the Phoenix Group islands to the Gilbert and Ellice islands on 'unattached' and 'unoccupied' islands e.g. US or Japanese claiming ownership, abandoning these islands should be deliberate acts by HMG, impact of US press investigations on HMG's acts, engage the New Zealand Government to jointly administer these islands (such as Malden, Starbuck, Flint, Caroline, Vostok and Pitcairn islands), include the FO in policymaking on island matters, possible buy-out of commercial use of Christmas Island by a US company, and discussion of trans-Pacific civil aviation stopping off at Fiji and other Pacific islands and the need for HMG to consolidate sovereignty of Hull and Christmas islands.

Additional Information: Department: UK; Creators: Illegible (multiple authors) (UK Colonial Office Officials); Recipients: John Maffey (UK Colonial Office Official); Illegible (multiple authors); Writing format: Manuscript;
Creators: Illegible (multiple authors), and
Subjects: Politics
History
Keywords: Minutes, United of States of America, United Kingdom, *British Western Pacific Territories (British colony) [SOME ISLANDS UNDER DISPUTE BETWEEN UK AND USA], New Zealand,
Divisions: Institute of Latin American Studies
Collections: Atlantic Archive: UK-US Relations in an Age of Global War 1939-1945
Dates:
  • 7 December 1936 (completed)
References: TNA Reference: CO 323/ 1402/ 2 - Sovereignty and strategic importance of Pacific islands: suitability as air bases; Project Record ID: A00001070;

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