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By Bruce Hunt

This booklet is the 1st to attract commonly at the lately published hugely categorized notes of the cupboard room discussions of successive Australian Governments from 1950 to the mid-1970s and information 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 supply an uncensored and extraordinary perception into the opinion of Australia’s leaders in the direction of Indonesia below Sukarno, Southeast Asia and Indo China typically, the altering nature of kinfolk with Britain and the us and, eventually, in the direction of Papua New Guinea. the cupboard room discussions display attitudes in the direction of Asia and Australia’s position within the area extra nuanced, different and delicate than formerly recognized. in addition they illustrate the dominant effect of best Minister Robert Menzies and Deputy leading Minister John McEwen in shaping Australia’s reaction to the severe occasions of this time.

Australia’s Northern guard? indicates how, on the grounds that colonial occasions, Australia has assessed the significance of Papua New Guinea through interpreting the goals of and threats from exterior resources, largely Imperial Germany, Japan, and Indonesia. It examines the numerous switch in Australia’s perspective as this area approached independence in 1975, amid issues as to the hot nation’s destiny balance and harmony. 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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