A Short History of Papua New Guinea

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Oxford University Press, 1993 - Papua New Guinea - 275 pages
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A Short History of Papua New Guinea is a concise book describing the quick and steady growth of the many small, isolated and self-sufficient societies that made up the fledgeling British Papua and German New Guinea colonies towards the end of the last century. The book traces how the British and German colonies grew and the effects that each administration had on health, religion, education and trade up to and beyond independence.

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British and German colonial powers
Australian military occupation and
The Pacific war and wind of change

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John Dademo Waiko is a former Professor and Head of History at University of Papua New Guinea.

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