VISIT PAID TO ISLANDS A short visit to New Zealand is being paid by Sir Cosmo Parkinson, G.C.M.G., K.C.8., 0.8. E., formerly a Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs and for the Colonies. On his arrival in Auckland by air from Fiji on Saturday, Sir Cosmo said he had been asked to travel to various Empire outposts and make personal contact with the representatives of His Majesty's Government, ascertain their problems, give them what assistance he could and report to the Colonial Office. This task had been completed, and he was now on his way back to England after visiting, in recent months, the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, the New Hebrides, Samoa, Tonga and Fiji. Sir Cosmo added that he had long wanted to come to New Zealand and was grateful for the kind invitation of the Dominion's Government After visiting Wellington, where he would be the guest of the Governor-General, Christchurch, Dunedin and tourist resorts in the North Island, he would return to Auckland on July 27, leaving the Dominion the following day.
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COLONIAL PROBLEMS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 166, 16 July 1945
COLONIAL PROBLEMS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 166, 16 July 1945
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