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A Trial Separation: Australia and the Decolonisation of Papua New Guinea

Denoon, Donald

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When it came in September 1975, Papua New Guinea’s independence was marked by both anxiety and elation. In the euphoric aftermath, decolonisation was declared a triumph and immediate events seemed to justify that confidence. By the 1990s, however, events had taken a turn for the worse and there were doubts about the capacity of the State to function. Before independence, Papua New Guinea was an Australian Territory. Responsibility lay with a minister in Canberra and services were provided by...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2012
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/17396
DOI: 10.22459/TS.05.2012
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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