A Short History of Papua New Guinea
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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activities amongst ANGAU arapa areas Australian government Binandere Bougainville Copper Bougainville Copper Limited Britain British Canberra carriers cash crops cash economy cent churches clan coast coastal colonial administration community governments copra culture decade District East New Britain elected established exploitation force foreign Gazelle Peninsula German gold Goroka highlands House of Assembly increased independence island Japanese Julius Chan killed labour land group language leaders MacGregor Madang mainly major Mandated Manus Melanesian ment Michael Somare miners mission missionaries Morobe Province Murray national government native natural resources North Solomons Province officers organised Paliau Pangu Party Panguna Papua Besena Papua New Guinea parties patrol period plantations political population Port Moresby Prime Minister provincial governments Rabaul recruited region relationships schools sector self-government Sepik social societies Territory tertiary timber tion Tolai trade traditional University of Papua village Western women workers