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Search for New Guinea's boundaries: from Torres Strait to the Pacific

Van der Veur, Paul W


This is the first study of the origin and evolution of the borders that Western powers have imposed upon New Guinea. Making extensive use of diplomatic correspondence, official documents, and Australian and Dutch patrol reports from the end of the nineteenth century up to the 1960s, Dr van der Veur gives the reader an insight into what happens when diplomats and officials of different colonial administrations are faced with periodic crises over invisible boundaries. In this work the Irian...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 1966
Type: Book
Access Rights: Open Access


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