Wollaston, Pygmies and Papuans: The Stone Age to-Day in Dutch New Guinea
(London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1912), pp.
When Thorpe set up the counterintelligence unit he instituted training in Malay from his earlier experience in Dutch New Guinea, although this was next to useless in Papua or New Guinea.
Brigadier Thorpe described the recruitment of two Mormons who were sent to work behind the Japanese lines in the Vogelkop region of Dutch New Guinea, staying there three months.
However, the Netherlands retained control over its most distant territory, Dutch New Guinea
Whitlam despised Australia's failed policy position on Dutch New Guinea
and saw it as in Australia's strategic interests to engage positively with the region.
In the 1960s Indonesia, after seizing Dutch New Guinea
, violated the borders of Australian New Guinea.
Left: Wanberi-merbiri, a Tapiro village in the Mimika district of Dutch New Guinea
(now known as Papua); Above: Wollaston first stumbled upon a group of Tapiro people while trekking in the jungle with the British Ornithologists' Union in 1909, during the first of two trips he made to Dutch New Guinea
It was to guide another party, staffed by members of Dutch units, so they could report on the level of penetration into their territory of Dutch New Guinea
Kennedy described Dutch New Guinea
as `700,000 cannibals living in the stone age'.
For example, Rutter describes the weakness of the A20's brakes when compared to those of a B-25, the excitement of buzzing a farmer and his mules on a Carolina cotton farm during training flights, and the clarity (or perhaps the peace) of the night skies over Dutch New Guinea
In general, garrisons in Dutch New Guinea
were established where there had been a strong pre-war presence of the Japanese, usually by the South Seas Development Company, and the focus was then on long-term work with the natives.
Rebels from the Free Papua Movement have staged a long-running guerrilla campaign against Indonesian control of the former Dutch New Guinea
, which borders Papua New Guinea, ever since it officially became Indonesian territory in 1964.