The trouble was soon complicated by the conflict with the mother country.
Up to the end of the 19th century, little was thought of any locally-raised or locally-provided defensive forces, the mother-country being relied upon.
Sugar-works were established, and considerable quantities of the produce exported to the mother country.
But the government of Bombay had hurried on a rupture with the Mahratta confederacy at a time when France was on the point of declaring war against England, and when the mother-country found herself unable to subdue her rebellious colonists in America.
An accredited team of bowlers from the mother country visited Canada in 1906, and was accorded a royal welcome.