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Was New Zealand ever administered as part of New South Wales?

6 February 1840 more than 40 Māori chiefs signed a treaty with the British Crown in the Bay of Islands Source: National Museum of Australia

Despite the ANZAC's closeness between the two countries, little is known about the fact that New Zealand was once part of the Australian state of New South Wales. More interestingly, the Australian constitution still offers New Zealand to become an Australian state but obviously, New Zealand has not yet taken up the offer.

New Zealand is a separate independent country, and in World War I, troops from both countries participated shoulder to shoulder on the Gallipoli (Turkey) front. There was a time in the colonial era when New Zealand was a colony of the present state of New South Wales. Not only that, but the Australian Constitution still includes an offer for New Zealand to join Australia. Read More here.

, from an engraving after a painting by J.A. Gilfillan, 19th century.
Capt. James Cook claiming what is now New South Wales, Australia, for Great Britain (1770).

“ANZAC” was the name given to a combined force of First Australian Imperial Force and New Zealand Army troops who landed on Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula at around dawn on Sunday, the 25th day of April, 1915, barely nine months after the outbreak of World
New Zealand was administered as part of New South Wales until 3 May 1841 when it became a colony in its own right.
New Zealand was one of the colonies asked to join in the creation of the Commonwealth of Australia law still provided for New Zealand to be one of the potential stat
Constitutionally New Zealand began as an extension of the colony of New South Wales, which was its status when the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840.

Each year on Anzac Day, New Zealanders (and Australians) mark the anniversary of the Gallipoli landings of 25 April 1915.
To most Australians ANZAC Day is a very special day in the year The letters stand for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps۔
In April 2015, the centenary celebrations of ANZIC were held. On Anzac Day in 2015, the world commemorated the centenary of the landings at Gallipoli. This was a significant milestone in the Anzac Centenary commemoration program, which continued through to Remembrance Day in November 2018.

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