The Commonwealth

  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


In 1868 the British Empire consisted of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, India, the colonies and dependencies with a total area of over 4–3m. sq. miles and an estimated population of 200m. The colonies comprised Gibraltar, Heligoland, the Ionian Islands and Malta in Europe; Ceylon, Hong Kong and Labuan in Asia; the Cape of Good Hope, Gambia, the Gold Coast, Natal, St Helena, Sierra Leone and Mauritius in Africa; Bermuda, British Columbia, British Guiana, British Honduras, Upper and Lower Canada, the Falkland Islands, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and 15 groups of West Indian Islands in the Americas; New South Wales, New Zealand, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and West Australia in Oceania.


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

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