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By Donald Denoon
Whilst it got here in September 1975, Papua New Guinea’s independence was once marked through either anxiousness and elation. within the euphoric aftermath, decolonisation was once declared a triumph and instant occasions appeared to justify that self assurance. through the Nineties, notwithstanding, occasions had taken a flip for the more severe and there have been doubts concerning the ability of the country to operate. earlier than independence, Papua New Guinea used to be an Australian Territory. accountability lay with a minister in Canberra and companies have been supplied by way of Commonwealth corporations. In 1973, major Minister Gough Whitlam declared that independence will be completed inside of years. whereas Australians have been united of their wish to decolonise, many Papua New Guineans have been worried of independence. This superlative historical past offers the whole tale of the ‘trial separation’ of Australia and Papua New Guinea, concluding that — given the intertwined background, geography and economies of the 2 neighbours — the decolonisation venture of ‘independence’ remains to be a piece in development.
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Their relaxation was no joyride either: the War Memorial, the American Embassy, the New Guinea Association, the Canberra Club and Rotary. They spent three days in the Snowy Mountains, an evening with the Queanbeyan Council, and a day with a shire council. They did no shopping. The Australia they saw was the Australia the Minister selected for them to see — and emulate. Hasluck had little interest in party politics (see below) and his tour program was heavily weighted towards government, mainly the formal and even ritual elements of governing.
A Trial Separation: Australia And the Decolonisation of Papua New Guinea by Donald Denoon