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Tuesday, 16 December 1941


I, Alexander Gore Arkwright, Baron Gowrie, the Governor-General aforesaid, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council and in the exercise of all powers me thereunto enabling, do hereby declare and proclaim that a state of war with the Republic of Finland, the Kingdom of Hungary and the Kingdom of Rumania exists andhas existed in the Commonwealth of Australia and its Territories as from the eighth day of December, One thousand nine hundred and forty-one at, five o'clock in the afternoon reckoned according to the standard time in the Australian Capital Territory:

Of All Which His Majesty's loving subjects and all others whom these Presents may concern are hereby required to take notice and to govern themselves accordingly.

Given under my Hand and the Seal of the Commonwealth of Australia this (l.s.) eighth day of December in the year of our Lord One thousand nine hundred and forty-one and in the fifth year of His Majesty's reign. By His Excellency's Command,

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