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The Territory of Papua was an Australian possession comprising the southeastern quarter of the island of New Guinea, existing from roughly 1902 to 1949. It had previously been administered from London as British New Guinea. The territory now forms the southern part of Papua New Guinea, and makes up roughly half of that country. 1902 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ...


The territory became a British protectorate on 6 November 1884, together with some adjacent islands. On September 4, 1888 it was annexed by Britain as British New Guinea. (The northern part of modern Papua New Guinea, then known as German New Guinea had been under German commercial control since 1884 and passed to direct rule by the German government in 1899). For the rule of Oliver Cromwell, see The Protectorate. ... November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 55 days remaining. ... 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... German New Guinea (Ger. ... 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1902, Papua was effectively transferred to the authority of the new British dominion of Australia. With the passage of the Papua Act of 1905, the area was officially renamed the Territory of Papua and Australian administration became formal in 1906. 1902 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A Dominion is a wholly self-governing or virtually self-governing state of the British Empire or British Commonwealth, particularly one which reached that stage of constitutional development in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. ... 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


Shortly after the start of the Pacific War, the island of New Guinea was invaded by the Japanese. Papua was the least affected region. Most of West Irian (at that time known as Dutch New Guinea) was occupied, as were large parts of the Territory of New Guinea (the former German New Guinea, which was also under Australian rule after World War I), but Papua was protected to a large extent by its southern location and the near-impassable Owen Stanley Ranges to the north. Civil administration was suspended during the war and both territories (Papua and New Guinea) were placed under martial law for the duration. US landings in the Pacific, 1942–1945 The Pacific War, which is known in Japan as the Greater East Asia War, occurred in the Pacific Ocean, its islands, and in Asia. ... Map showing Papua province in Indonesia Papua is a province of Indonesia comprising part of the western half of the island of New Guinea and nearby islands. ... World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machineguns, and poison gas. ... Martial Law is the system of rules that takes effect (usually after a formal declaration) when a military authority takes control of the normal administration of justice. ...


Post-war, the Papua and New Guinea Act (1949) united the Territory of Papua and the Territory of New Guinea as the Territory of Papua and New Guinea, which later became the fully independent Papua New Guinea. 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ...


Administrator

Sir William MacGregor (20 October 1846 – 3 July 1919). ...

Lieutenant-Governors

  • Sir William MacGregor, 1895-1897
  • George Le Hunte, 1898-1903
  • Christopher Stansfield Robinson (acting administrator)
  • Sir Hubert Murray, 1908-1940

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PapuaWeb: Kronologi Papua - 1945-2003 - Chronology of Papua (3960 words)
Territory of Papua and New Guinea boundary opened in Jakarta (Papua New Guinea represented by Australian Solicitor-General, R. Elliot).
Indonesian Embassy in Papua New Guinea requested Papua New Guinea government to act against those who had been named as cabinet members of the de facto West Papuan Government, so that they would be required to reaffirm their loyalty to Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea Government shelved citizenship applications from West Papuan refugees, because, according to Foreign Minister Olewale, former West Irianese who had been granted citizenship were abusing the privilege; Warren Dutton MP said that it was unconstitutional not to consider applications from residents of 8 years' standing.
Papua (Australian territory) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (412 words)
The Territory of Papua was a de facto Australian possession comprising the southeastern quarter of the island of New Guinea, existing from roughly 1902 to 1949.
Civil administration was suspended during the war and both territories (Papua and New Guinea) were placed under martial law for the duration.
Post-war, the Papua and New Guinea Act (1949) united the Territory of Papua and the Territory of New Guinea as the Territory of Papua and New Guinea, which later became the fully independent Papua New Guinea.
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