Collection DOC 411 - Preparation and Negotiation: the transfer of power from Australia to Papua New Guinea, 1970-1975

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Preparation and Negotiation: the transfer of power from Australia to Papua New Guinea, 1970-1975


  • Sep 1975 (Creation)

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I. Introduction: II. A Historical Perspective, 1967-1969: III. The First Transfers of Power, 1970-1971: IV. 1972, A Year of Transition: V. 1973, Transfer of Power to Self-Government: a year of negotiation: VI. The Legislative Framework and Mechanics of Transferring Power: VII. Disengagement: from Self-Government to Independence: VIII. Conclusion. Appendices: I. Lists of Ministerial Offices, 1968-1975: II. Approved arrangements issued by the Minister for External Territories/Minister Assisting the Minister for Foreign Affairs in Papua New Guinea Matters under Section 25 of the papua New Guinea Act, 1968 to 1975: III. Governor-General's Instructions to the Administrator/High Commissioner under Section 15 of the Papua New Guinea Act, 1970 to 1975: IV. Transfer of defence and Foreign Relations Functions - exchange of letters.

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Available for reference Thesis submitted to the Department of Political Studies, University of Papua New Guinea

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Records Room, Division of Pacific and Asian History, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University

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