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Reactions to Australian Colonial Violence in New Guinea: The 1926 Nakanai Massacre in a Global Context

O'Brien, Patricia


On 1 November 1926 an Australian-led force left Rabaul bent on justice. This punitive expedition was in response to the recent killing of four Australian men in the Nakanai district of New Britain seventy miles from Rabaul. Called the Nakanai massacre, it was the bloodiest attack on whites in New Guinea for twenty years. This article explores the Nakanai massacre and examines the revealing responses to it. It argues that the Nakanai massacre generated different levels of concern and anxiety...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Historical Studies
DOI: 10.1080/1031461X.2012.677458


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