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'Independence Doesn't Have Any Meaning': Disenchantment inRural Papua New Guinea

Eves, Richard


The year 2015 saw the celebration of forty years of independence in Papua New Guinea (PNG). In his speech at the Independence Day flag raising ceremony on 16 September, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill declared that Papua New Guineans can look back with pride on what they have achieved together (O’Neill 16/9/2015). ‘We can’, he said, ‘look forward with confidence to an even better future [for] our children’ (ibid.). He promised his audience that despite the challenges facing the country,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2017
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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