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Copra marketing and price stabilisation in Papaua New Guinea : a history to 1975.

dc.contributor.authorJackman, Harry H.
dc.contributor.editorHughes, Helen
dc.description.abstractThis book takes an economic-historical approach and gives an account of marketing and price stabilization in Papua New Guinea ' s copra industry . Although the subj ect is a relatively narrow one, it merits being seen in the wider context , as an aspect of the economic history of Papua New Guinea . The book concludes that laissez - faire marketing before World War II held back the coconut industry , and that the oligopoly of two Australian companies was detrimental to the interests of villagers and planters alike . Government monopoly in overseas marketing , introduced as a wartime measure and continued since then , and compulsory price stabilization , have been of great value to the industry, and their continuation is recommended.
dc.format.extent297 pages
dc.format.extent6.5 MB
dc.publisherCanberra, ACT : Development Studies Centre, Research School of Pacfic Studies, The Australian National University.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Australian National University, Pacific Research Monograph: No. 17
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.titleCopra marketing and price stabilisation in Papaua New Guinea : a history to 1975.
local.type.statusPublished Version
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenancePacific Institute Digitisation Project
CollectionsANU Pacific Institute


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