Dominion of Newfoundland

UK possession in North America between 1907 and 1949

The Dominion of Newfoundland was a British Dominion from 1907 to 1949. It was in northeastern North America along the Atlantic coast. It was made up of the island of Newfoundland and Labrador on the mainland.

Red ensign

The territory was a British colony until 1907, when it was made a dominion. The Statute of Westminster of 11 December 1931 said that the Dominion of Newfoundland was independent within the British Commonwealth, along with Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. But on 16 February 1934 the Newfoundland parliament gave up its self-government,[1] and governance of the dominion went back to being controlled from London. Though governed from overseas, Newfoundland stayed legally a dominion,[2] until it joined Canada in 1949 to become Canada's tenth province.


  1. The Newfoundland Royal Commission, 1933 (The Amulree Commission)
  2. Webb, Jeff A. (January 2003). "The Commission of Government, 1934-1949". Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Web Site (2007). Retrieved 2007-08-10.