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  New Guinea - LoveToKnow 1911
NEW GUINEA, the largest island (excluding Australia) in the world, lying between the equator and 12° S. and 130° 50' and 151° 30' E., separated from Australia by Torres Strait and having the Arafura Sea on the south-west.
By authority, therefore, of Queensland, the mainland of New Guinea, opposite her shores east of the 141st meridian, was annexed to that colony in 1883.
New Pomerania, New Mecklenburg, with New Hanover and the Admiralty Islands and the Solomon Islands (Bougainville and Buka).
www.1911encyclopedia.org /New_Guinea   (4343 words)

 New Guinea
The climate of New Guinea is characterized in general by its great heat and humidity, and in the low-lying districts fever abounds.
New Guinea is divided politically into the Dutch, German, and English protectorates, the last two being known officially as Kaiserwilhelmsland and the Territory of Papua.
The Prefecture Apostolic of Dutch New Guinea was separated from the Vicariate Apostolic of Batavia on 22 December, 1902.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/n/new_guinea.html   (2245 words)

 The conquer of the Dutch New Guinea, 1942   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The conquer of the Dutch New Guinea, 1942
Across the Dutch New Guinea border on the southern coast of the dragon shaped island of New Guinea at Merauke the administrative centre of Irian Jaya, a colony of a colonial possession, a few Dutch and Indonesian officials had remained.
For defence of the islands between the New Guinea mainland and the Australian continent was Torres Strait Force, under Colonel Langford, a grazier during times of peace also was in the 1st Light Horse Regiment and a Lieutenant of the Royal Field Artillery in the Great War of 1914.
www.geocities.com /dutcheastindies/merauke.html   (946 words)

 Western New Guinea Summary
New Guinea is the second largest island in the world, after Greenland; from west to east it measures almost 2,500 kilometers, the distance from London to Istanbul.
The border with Papua New Guinea is a mix between the artificial border of the 141st meridian, and the natural border of the Fly River.
The combined population of the Indonesian provinces of West Irian Jaya and Papua, constituting all of Western New Guinea, was estimated to be 2,646,489 in 2005.
www.bookrags.com /Western_New_Guinea   (3790 words)

 Netherlands New Guinea
Melanesia includes (from west to east) the island of New Guinea, the Admiralty Islands, and the Bismarck and Louisiade archipelagoes; the Solomon Islands and the Santa Cruz Islands; New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands; Vanuatu (formerly New Hebrides); Fiji; Norfolk Island; and numerous smaller islands.
New Guinea is the second largest island in the world (after Greenland); about 1,500 miles (2,400 km) long (from northwest to southeast) and about 400 miles (640 km) wide at its widest (north to south), covering an area of about 309,000 square miles (791,000 square km).
(Irian is the Indonesian name for New Guinea: barat = "west"; jaya = "glorious" or "victorious.") West Papua fronts the Ceram Sea and the Banda Sea on the west, the Arafura Sea on the southwest, and the Pacific Ocean on the north; it is bounded by Papua New Guinea on the east.
www.vanderheijden.org /ng/index.html   (472 words)

 History of West Papua
The territorial flag of Netherlands New Guinea shall be a rectangle consisting of a vertical wide red stripe at the hoist and seven horizontal blue stripes separated by six white stripes.
The territorial flag of Netherlands New Guinea, when it is displayed with the flag of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in a hall at an outdoor meeting where speeches are delivered, shall be placed at the speaker’s left and the flag of the Kingdom of the Netherlands at the speaker’s right.
The Dutch were next, proclaiming on 24 August 1828 that the natives of the western half of New Guinea were to be subjects of the King of the Netherlands from that time on.
www.wpngnc.org /history.htm   (4167 words)

 History of Netherlands New Guinea/Irian Jaya/West Papua   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
New Guinea was probably first sighted by Portuguese Antonio d’Abreu aboard the Santa Caterina in the Fall of 1511.
Haji Misbach, an Islamic Communist, was exiled by the Dutch to Irian in 1924.
The territories of Netherlands New Guinea, the Australian Trust Territory of New Guinea and Papua, are geographically and ethnically related and future development of their respective populations must benefit from co-operation in policy and administration.
www.vanderheijden.org /ng/history.html   (2364 words)

 New Guinea
The island of New Guinea is located about 160km north of Australia and was discovered in 1512 by the Portuguese navigator, d'Abreu.
Both New Guinea and Papua were invaded and occupied in 1942 by the Japanese, but were recaptured two years later by Allied forces.Following World War II both territories were administered by Australia.
The former territory of New Guinea and the colony of Papua were consolidated as an Australian trust territory in 1946.
www.stampsaustralia.com.au /New_Guinea.html   (367 words)

 The conquer of the Dutch New Guinea, 1942   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The Imperial Japanese Naval Force which ocuppied the Dutch New Guinea territories was called the "N" Expeditionary Force and it was assembled at Ambon Island at the end of March 1942.
The Dutch garrison commander, KNIL Captain J.B.H. Willemsz Geeroms, took the command of approximately 60 Dutch militiamen and 17 native soldiers and retreated into the jungle to fight a guerilla war against the Japanese troops.
In December 1942 the AMF 62nd Battalion was deployed to Merauke forming the remote western flank of the Allied forces in Dutch New Guinea.
www.geocities.com /dutcheastindies/new_guinea.html   (2412 words)

When the Portuguese took possession of the island of Java, of which Batavia is the capital, they brought the Christian religion with them; but the Dutch, having conquered Java in 1596, set about the destruction of Catholicism.
When in 1807 Louis Napoleon became King of Holland, Pius VII divided all the Dutch territory outside of Europe into three prefectures, two in the West Indies and the third, with Batavia for its seat, in the East Indies.
The Dutch Government, however, did not leave the first missionaries in peace, and Monsignor Groof, together with Father Van den Brand, a missionary priest, was expelled.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02346b.htm   (566 words)

 New Guinea
New Guinea and the Approach to the Philippines
During this period a new army made its appearance in the Southeast Pacific and took over a share of the enormous operational, administrative, and logistic responsibilities which had been carried by Sixth Army alone.
Fascinating, inspiring stories and details about American heroes of New Guinea who were recognized with the Congressional Medal of Honor.
www.worldwar2history.info /New-Guinea   (620 words)

 New Guinea
The island of New Guinea has been continuously inhabited for tens of thousands of years, and is one of the earliest centres of crop cultivation.
The Dutch were the first European power to formally control any part of New Guinea, claiming the western part of the land in 1828 although they did not establish any permanent administrative posts until much later.
The eastern part of New Guinea came under European control in 1884 with the British declaring a protectorate over the southern portion (British New Guinea) and the Germans claiming the northern part as German New Guinea.
www.rbgkew.org.uk /collections/ecbot/newguinea.htm   (601 words)

 World's Armed Conflicts: Papua New Guinea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The Independent State of Papua New Guinea is a group of islands, including the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, located in Southeastern Asia between the Coral Sea and the South Pacific Ocean, in the eastern side of Indonesia.
Inside Papua New Guinea, a conflict with the Bougainville Revolutionary Army resulted in a 10-years war and during this war, around 40.000 Bougainville islanders became refugees and up to 20.000 people were killed.
However, a new trouble spot for Papua New Guinea, according to Human Rights Watch is on Bougainville Island, where the locals regarded themselves as racially and culturally distinct from mainlanders.
www.jmk.su.se /global99/conflicts/oceania/papuang.htm   (623 words)

 Netherlands New Guinea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Netherlands New Guinea was the official name of Western New Guinea while it was a colonial possession of the Netherlands.
Elections were held across Dutch New Guinea in 1959 and an elected council officially took office on April 5, 1961, to prepare for full independence by the end of that decade.
The Dutch endorsed the council's selection of a new national anthem and the Morning Star as the new national flag on December 1, 1961.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dutch_New_Guinea   (398 words)

 richardbarnet.com -- guinea
Papua New Guinea has been independent since 1975, as has combined the two territories of Papua and New Guinea, this region formerly being a United Nations trust territory administered by Australia.
Guinea, itself, was formerly a territory of French West Africa, and was known to the French as "La Guinée française".
The region of North-East New Guinea is the historic name for the northeastern part of mainland Papua New Guinea, and was formerly known as Kaiser Wilhelmsland.
www.richardbarnet.com /guinea.shtml   (340 words)

 Papua New Guinea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
In 1545, a Spanish explorer called the island Nueva Guinea.In 1884, the western half of New Guinea was officially recognized as Dutch New Guinea, the northeastern section became German New Guinea, and the southeastern quarter became British New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea has a tropical monsoon climate and is generally hot and humid, although the climate varies from one area to another.
The Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research in Goroka and Madang sponsors research on a range of topics, including sexuality, STDs, nutrition, growth and development, infant mortality, and the epidemiology of health and disease.
www.everyculture.com /No-Sa/Papua-New-Guinea.html   (7007 words)

 goDutch.com :: Chinese civil war helps consolidate Japanese claims on Mainland (II)
To accommodate this new set-up, the Netherlands revised its constitution and held general elections for its parliament.
The New Guinea-conflict received much attention and was quickly followed by an ill-fated campaign for Northern Borneo, and later by the invasion and the bloody occupation of Timor which still remains an international problem issue.
Nov 06 Australia and the Netherlands agree to cooperate on the New Guinea issue, stating that the Australian controlled protectorate and the Dutch colony form one geographical and ethnological unit.
www.godutch.com /windmill/newsItem.asp?id=300   (3551 words)

 Papua New Guinea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The flag of PNG was introduced with Papua New Guinea Government Gazette Extraordinary, Nr.
In particular, the Papua New Guinea National Flag does not affect the use of the Red or Blue Ensign, which will continue to be flown as heretofore on ships.
Except for the official and personal purposes of the Administrator and for Commonwealth purposes, the National Flag may be flown or used alone, in the same manner that the Australian National Flag has been used to date.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/pg.html   (1145 words)

 Tropical Island Vacations in Papua New Guinea - TRANS NIUGINI TOURS
Dutch New Guinea was administered by Holland from 1821 until 1962, in which for a brief time it was controlled by the United Nations until it was handed over to Indonesia in 1963, which it remains a part of.
British New Guinea was designated a protectorate in 1884, but later changed to the status of a colony in 1888.
Since then Papua New Guinea has had full independence, it's enormous natural resources are the major driver of the national economy, however its economy remains typically third world, with the majority of exported goods being raw materials with little to no value adding done on-shore.
www.pngtours.com /history.html   (879 words)

 Irian Jaya (Dutch New Guinea)
The western half of the island of New Guinea, western most province of Indonesia, known as Irian Jaya.
Heavily fortified island at the end of Dutch New Guinea.
The aircraft was found hidden in the undergrowth in the village of Kombieti, which borders with Papua New Guinea, Lukas Merunda, one of the local residents, said on Friday.
www.pacificwrecks.com /provinces/irian.html   (451 words)

 TIME.com: Dutch Squeeze -- Apr. 13, 1962 -- Page 1
And by compelling The Hague to ship new troops to the Pacific on the eve of a big debate on New Guinea in the Dutch Parliament, Sukarno played shrewdly on the knowledge that a bloody defensive war would be unpopular in The Netherlands.
Su karno increased the pressure on Dutch public opinion by offering to send his pow erful vice premier, Mohammad Yamin —who is in charge of Sukarno's West Irian "development planning" — to Washington for a new round of talks on a settlement.
The Dutch government, though it would like to be free of New Guinea peacefully, stuck to its guns.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,827260,00.html   (591 words)

 See You in Asia 2006 | About Papua New Guinea
By the end of the war, Japan surrendered and the eastern half of New Guinea reverted to Australia and became the Territory of Papua and New Guinea.
The mysterious Sepik River is the longest river in Papua New Guinea.
Today, the Papua new Guinea highlands are still as formidable as wen they were first discovered by Europeans in 1933.
www.seeyouinasia.com /papa_new_guinea.html   (1367 words)

 The Claims on Irian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Insecurity, which is likely to be permanent while Dutch and Indonesian claims conflict, prevents the attraction of Dutch capital thus placing them on the same level as the Indonesians, who are also said to lack capital.
The strangest point in favour of Dutch administra­tion is that serious attempts are being planned in the field of native social development but even this owes much of its inspiration to the South Pacific Commission which presumably could inspire the Indonesians as well.
In the meantime, despite Dutch allegations that the Papuan inhabitants of the country would resist invasion by force, it is certain that all but the small elite are blissfully unaware of the issues as involved.
www.anthropologising.ca /writing/journalism/Irianclaims.htm   (851 words)

 Miss Papua New Guinea - Beauty with a CAUSE!
Firstly it is important to understand that the "Miss Papua New Guinea Red Cross Quest", is a major fundraising activity of the Papua New Guinea Red Cross Society.
The Papua New Guinea Red Cross Society was incorporated by an Act of Parliament in March, 1976.
However the first time that the title of "Miss Papua New Guinea Red Cross" was used was in 1974, just prior to independence.
misspapuanewguinea.tripod.com /index.html   (546 words)

 Natural History Magazine | Editor’s Pick from the Past
Manokwari, the largest settlement in northern Dutch New Guinea, has a white population of twelve, a fact that indicates somewhat the backwardness and wildness of the country.
In the lowland of New Guinea we find the Melanesians—tribes that are related in culture and language to the Malayans in the West and the Polynesians in the East.
To the south was the Issim Valley, which sends its waters to the south coast of New Guinea, and to the north were the two Anggi lakes, the male and the female, as the natives call them.
www.naturalhistorymag.com /editors_pick/1932_01-02_pick.html   (5840 words)

 Dutch Submarines: The submarine Walrus (1)
The Dutch Aircraft Carrier Karel Doorman is possibly also part of the exercise and a chopper from this vessel delivers a wreath that is tossed into the sea during the ceremony to commemorate submariner A.C. van Dael.
Oct 1957: The Walrus (1) and Zeeleeuw (1) depart for a journey to the Dutch Antilles and Suriname.
She is accompanied by Dolfijn (3) and planes of the Dutch Navy.
dutchsubmarines.com /boats/boat_walrus1.htm   (1248 words)

 Asmat Museum
In 1826, another Dutch explorer, Kolff, anchored in the same area as that visited by the earlier explorers.
The Dutch, who gained sovereignty over Asmat and the western half of the island in 1793, did not begin exploring the region until the early 1900’s, establishing a government post in Merauke.
In 1962, the Indonesian government took over Dutch (western) New Guinea, bringing many new changes for the Asmat people and their area.
www.asmat.org /default.cfm/PID=1.6   (312 words)

We on the island of New Guinea and on the island of Timor belong to what is known as Melanesia, or Black Islands, if we translate it literally.
In 1962, the Indonesians invaded "Dutch New Guinea", kicked out the Dutch and annexed the western half where we are presently fighting.
That is the question that our ancestors in New Guinea, in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific must have asked themselves over and over again, in the face of the invading white man. In the years of struggle against Indonesia, we think we have found the answer.
www.cwo.com /~lucumi/nguinea.html   (3242 words)

 The origins of the name Irian
The name was given to this part of the Island after the Netherlands left New Guinea and it became a part of Indonesia.
Although Dutch New Guinea did not join Indonesia before 1962/63, it was already a subject at this conference.
It was clear that if Dutch New Guinea were to join Indonesia (like the Indonesian Government wanted) the name of the island should be changed.
www.irja.org /eypij2.htm   (362 words)

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