Portuguese Government recognised
On this day 22 September 1911 the British Government advised New Zealand that it had formally recognised the Portuguese government.
It was hoped that this, Portugal’s first republic, would solve massive problems inherited from the monarchy, but it in fact became Western Europe’s most turbulent and unstable regime.
Shown here is the letter from the Secretary of State to the Governor Lord Islington advising New Zealand of Britain’s decision.
Archives Reference: ACGO 8333 1180 /  1911/3535
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