Dutch New Guinea


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Dutch New Guinea:

see PapuaPapua
or Irian Jaya
, province (2014 est pop. 3,486,000), 123,180 sq mi (319,036 sq km), Indonesia. Comprising most of the western half of New Guinea and a number of offshore islands, it is Indonesia's largest province; the extreme western peninsulas and offshore
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, Indonesia.
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(1) In this paper New Guinea is taken to be the island mass containing the areas of Papua, New Guinea and Dutch New Guinea
For example, the report on Dutch New Guinea was checked by a Dutch lady and former resident who was working as a censor, and the one on Java and Madoera was checked by the CIC agent who was author, and the same lady--see Intelligence Series, 'CIC', page 36 footnotes.
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.
Nelson's son Michael was dispatched to Dutch New Guinea in 1961, ostensibly to collect "primitive art" from indigenous peoples of the remote rain-forest region; simultaneously, Standard Oil of New Jersey (later Exxon) won joint mineral exploration rights there with Royal Dutch Shell.
When after ordination my provincial superior asked me, "What kind of apostolate do you want to be engaged in?" my answer was, "To be a missionary in Dutch New Guinea." He replied, "But some have to go for higher studies!" I could only say, "I hope it will be for the missions." After some weeks I was called in again and the provincial announced, "We have combined mission and higher studies, and that means that we will send you to the Catholic University of Nijmegen to study missiology." The search for an orientation had come to an end.
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. There is enough detail included in this book about flying the A-20 that the average reader might think he could squeeze into that small cockpit and fly a mission himself.
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. This 'Dutch party' was under the direction of the Netherlands East Indies part of AIB--later known as NEFIS III (Netherlands Forces Intelligence Services).
In the 1960s Indonesia, after seizing Dutch New Guinea, violated the borders of Australian 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.