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The Resource Australia's northern shield? : Papua New Guinea and the defence of Australia since 1880, Bruce Hunt

Australia's northern shield? : Papua New Guinea and the defence of Australia since 1880, Bruce Hunt

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Australia's northern shield? : Papua New Guinea and the defence of Australia since 1880
Title
Australia's northern shield?
Title remainder
Papua New Guinea and the defence of Australia since 1880
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Hunt
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is the first to draw extensively on the recently released highly classified notes of the cabinet room discussions of successive Australian Governments from 1950 to the mid-1970s and details the changing attitude of the nation's leaders towards the place of Papua New Guinea in Australia's defence and security outlook. The Cabinet notebooks provide an unprecedented, uncensored insight into the opinion of Australia's leaders towards Indonesia under Sukarno, Southeast Asia and Indo China in general, Britain and the United States and, finally, towards Papua New Guinea. The cabinet room discussions reveal attitudes towards Asia and Australia's place in the region more nuanced, varied and sensitive than previously known. They also illustrate the dominant influence of Prime Minister Robert Menzies and Deputy Prime Minister John McEwen in shaping Australia's response to the critical events of this time. Australia's 'Northern Shield' shows how, since colonial times, Australia has assessed the importance of Papua New Guinea by examining the ambitions of and threats from external sources, principally Imperial Germany, Japan, and Indonesia. It examines the significant change in Australia's attitude as this region approached independence in 1975, amid concerns as to the new nation's future stability and unity. The terms of Australia's long-term defence undertaking are examined in detail and an examination is offered also of the most recent attempts to define the strategic importance of Papua New Guinea to Australia --Publisher
Cataloging source
ANL
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Hunt, Bruce G
Dewey number
327.94
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National security
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Australia
  • Papua New Guinea
Label
Australia's northern shield? : Papua New Guinea and the defence of Australia since 1880, Bruce Hunt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 348-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: The shield -- Chapter 1: Securing the shield 1880-1920 -- Chapter 2: The shield is raised 1920-1945 -- Part 2: The spectre of Indonesia - protecting Papua New Guinea -- Chapter 3: The West New Guinea dispute 1949-1951 -- Chapter 4: The West New Guinea dispute 1952-1956 -- Chapter 5: The West New Guinea dispute 1956-1959 -- Chapter 6: The West New Guinea dispute 1959-1962 -- Chapter 7: Indonesia, confrontation and protecting Papua New Guinea 1962-1963 -- Chapter 8: Indonesia, confrontation and protecting Papua New Guinea 1964-1966 -- Part 3: Shifting ground -- Chapter 9: Shifting ground: new influences emerge 1966-1972 -- Chapter 10: Redefining the options 1972-1973 -- Part 4: The settlement -- Chapter 11: Towards a common understanding 1973-1975 -- Chapter 12: a settlement is reached 1976-1977 -- Chapter 13: The defence undertaking revisited; the joint declaration of principles 1987 and 2013
Control code
000058931471
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 374 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925495409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)962847391
Label
Australia's northern shield? : Papua New Guinea and the defence of Australia since 1880, Bruce Hunt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 348-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: The shield -- Chapter 1: Securing the shield 1880-1920 -- Chapter 2: The shield is raised 1920-1945 -- Part 2: The spectre of Indonesia - protecting Papua New Guinea -- Chapter 3: The West New Guinea dispute 1949-1951 -- Chapter 4: The West New Guinea dispute 1952-1956 -- Chapter 5: The West New Guinea dispute 1956-1959 -- Chapter 6: The West New Guinea dispute 1959-1962 -- Chapter 7: Indonesia, confrontation and protecting Papua New Guinea 1962-1963 -- Chapter 8: Indonesia, confrontation and protecting Papua New Guinea 1964-1966 -- Part 3: Shifting ground -- Chapter 9: Shifting ground: new influences emerge 1966-1972 -- Chapter 10: Redefining the options 1972-1973 -- Part 4: The settlement -- Chapter 11: Towards a common understanding 1973-1975 -- Chapter 12: a settlement is reached 1976-1977 -- Chapter 13: The defence undertaking revisited; the joint declaration of principles 1987 and 2013
Control code
000058931471
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 374 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925495409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)962847391

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