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The revenge of the Bantamese : factors for change in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 1930-1978

Hunt, John G.


In November 1985, John Cecil Clunies-Ross left the Cocos (Keeling) Islands to reside in Perth, Western Australia, after almost 40 years' residence in the Islands. During most of that time, he had been in control of the economic destiny of the Cocos Malays of Horne Island. The Australian media had called him the "King of Cocos", but his political authority over the Islanders had been eroded over several years by the increasing involvement of the Australian Government in Cocos affairs,...[Show more]

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Date published: 1989
Type: Thesis (Masters)


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