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By Bruce Hunt

This e-book is the 1st to attract greatly at the lately published hugely labeled notes of the cupboard room discussions of successive Australian Governments from 1950 to the mid-1970s and info the altering angle of the nation’s leaders in the direction of where of Papua New Guinea in Australia’s defence and safeguard outlook. the cupboard Notebooks supply an uncensored and exceptional perception into the opinion of Australia’s leaders in the direction of Indonesia below Sukarno, Southeast Asia and Indo China quite often, the altering nature of family with Britain and the U.S. and, ultimately, in the direction of Papua New Guinea. the cupboard room discussions demonstrate attitudes in the direction of Asia and Australia’s position within the zone extra nuanced, assorted and delicate than formerly identified. in addition they illustrate the dominant impact of major Minister Robert Menzies and Deputy top Minister John McEwen in shaping Australia’s reaction to the severe occasions of this time.

Australia’s Northern safeguard? indicates how, considering colonial occasions, Australia has assessed the significance of Papua New Guinea by means of analyzing the targets of and threats from exterior resources, largely Imperial Germany, Japan, and Indonesia. It examines the numerous switch in Australia’s angle as this sector approached independence in 1975, amid matters as to the hot nation’s destiny balance and solidarity. The phrases of Australia’s longterm defence venture are tested intimately and an exam is accessible additionally of the latest makes an attempt to outline the strategic significance of Papua New Guinea to Australia.

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