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By Bruce Hunt

This e-book is the 1st to attract largely at the lately published hugely categorized notes of the cupboard room discussions of successive Australian Governments from 1950 to the mid-1970s and info the altering perspective of the nation’s leaders in the direction of where of Papua New Guinea in Australia’s defence and defense outlook. the cupboard Notebooks offer an uncensored and remarkable perception into the opinion of Australia’s leaders in the direction of Indonesia below Sukarno, Southeast Asia and Indo China normally, the altering nature of kinfolk with Britain and the U.S. and, eventually, 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, various and delicate than formerly recognized. additionally they illustrate the dominant impression of top Minister Robert Menzies and Deputy best Minister John McEwen in shaping Australia’s reaction to the severe occasions of this time.

Australia’s Northern defend? indicates how, because colonial instances, Australia has assessed the significance of Papua New Guinea by means of studying the pursuits of and threats from exterior assets, largely Imperial Germany, Japan, and Indonesia. It examines the numerous swap in Australia’s perspective as this zone approached independence in 1975, amid issues as to the recent nation’s destiny balance and team spirit. The phrases of Australia’s longterm defence venture are tested intimately and an exam is available additionally of the latest makes an attempt to outline the strategic value of Papua New Guinea to Australia.

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