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By Bruce Hunt

This e-book is the 1st to attract generally 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 defense outlook. the cupboard Notebooks supply an uncensored and remarkable 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, 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 area extra nuanced, different and delicate than formerly recognized. additionally they illustrate the dominant impression of top Minister Robert Menzies and Deputy top Minister John McEwen in shaping Australia’s reaction to the serious occasions of this time.

Australia’s Northern guard? indicates how, for the reason that colonial instances, Australia has assessed the significance of Papua New Guinea by means of studying the targets of and threats from exterior assets, largely Imperial Germany, Japan, and Indonesia. It examines the numerous swap in Australia’s angle as this quarter 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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