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Indonesia Papua New Guinea
First posted on November 21st 2004, last revised on May 14th 2010

Parts of Western Papua in precolonial times were subject to the Sultanate of Tidore. Dutch began to establish outposts in 1828, claiming western New Guinea for the Dutch East Indies. When Indonesia was released into Independence (1949), the Netherlands held on to Netherlands New Guinea. In the early 1960es Indonesia launched its Konfrontasi policy; in 1963 the Dutch withdrew and Netherlands New Guinea, renamed Irian Jaya, was annexed by Indonesia. In 2003 the province was split in two, Irian Jaya and West Irian Jaya. In 2007 the provinces were renamed, Papua and West Papua respectively.

Timeline : Irian Jaya

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Country Profiles Articles : Papua (Province); West Papua (Province), from Wikipedia
Links General Category : West Papua, Papua, from Wikipedia
on History
Organizations Papua Erfgoed
Portal (West) PapuaWeb
Accounts of History General Peter van der Heijden, History of Netherlands New Guinea (Irian Jaya/West Papua)
Irian Jaya, a troubled history, from BBC News
A brief history of West Papua, by K. Peart
Specific Periods Article : Netherlands New Guinea, from Wikipedia
Article : Nederlands Nieuw Guinea, from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Military CASCON Case WIR : West Irian 1962-1963, by L.P. Bloomfield, L. Moulton
Economy & Finances
Ethnography New Guinea, pp.953-956 in G.G. Chisholm, The world as it is; a popular account of the countries and peoples of the earth 1884, IA
L. de Beer, 'Het zal echt geen vacantiereisje zijn.' Scientific expeditions to Dutch New Guinea and the articulation of 'race' in the years 1935-1960., thesis Leiden 2013
M.A. Milioni, West New Guinea On View, Exhibiting Material Culture in Colonial and Post-colonial Contexts, thesis Leiden 2012
Religion Globale indeling van de geschiedenis van de franciscaner missie in Papoea, from Boinkbeeld , in Dutch; begins 1937
Local History Article : Kota Jayapura, from Wikipedia
Article Jayapura, from greatestcities.com
Institutions Indonesia, from Airline History; several Papua entries
Others Australasia Ecoregion, from WWF

Historical Data Lists of Statesmen World Statesmen : Indonesia, scroll down for Netherlands' New Guinea
Population Figures Indonesia, population history by province, from Population Statistics, scroll down for Irian Jaya
Documents Historical Newspapers Search Papers Past (New Zealand Newspapers 1839-1920)
Search Newspapers SG (Singapore Newspapers 1831-2006)
Historic Australian Newspapers 1803-1954
Journalistiek in de Tropen : Indische Pers, from IISG
Kranten Historisch [historical newspapers]
Search Digitaal Krantenarchief at Regionaal Archief Leiden
Image Databanks Wikimedia Commons
Newsreels, Films Indisch Filmarchief - Netherlands Indies Movies Archive
Polygoon in Nieuw Guinea
Illegal Referendum in West Papua 1969 Part 1, (Part2), youtube
West Papuan's story on SBS Television in Australia, 2010, youtube
The Dutch New Guinea Dispute 1949-1962, Operation Trikora 1961-1962, youtube
Dutch New Guinea in HD Color 1949-1962, youtube
Archival Deposits Search ARCHIEVEN.NL for Nederlands Nieuw Guinea
Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken (Mofa, NL ; enter "Indonesie" in field : "Lijst samenstellen op land of regio", 12 entries; sources posted in Dutch language
Document Collections Whitaker, Gosh, Hookey and Lacey, Documents and Readings in New Guinea History, 1975, posted w. permission by PapuaWeb
Historical Maps
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Article : Neuguinea, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German, posted by Retro Bibliothek
Article : New Guinea, from Encyclopaedia Britannica 1911 edition, posted by Classic Encyclopedia
Geographical Nieuw-Guinea, p.375 in vol.3 of A.Ph. de la Croix, Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving, 1705, in Dutch, GB
Nieuw-Guinea, pp.388-389 in J.G. Gatterer, Nieuwe Algemeene Aardrijksbeschrijving, 1800, in Dutch, GB
New Guinea, pp.606-612 in C. Malte-Brun, Universal Geography, 1822, GB
Nieuw-Guinea of het Land der Papoeas, pp.338-340 in Ph.P. Roorda van Eysinga, Aardrijksbeschrijving van Nederlandsch Indië, 1838, in Dutch, GB
Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
Staten Generaal Digitaal (Dutch Parliament, 1900-1994)
Tour Guides, Travelogues Th. Forrest, A voyage to New Guinea, and the Moluccas, from Balambangan , 1780, GB
P. Sonnerat, Voyage a la Nouvelle Guinee, 1776, in French, GB
Institutions Archives, Musea, Libraries
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag of the West Papua Separatist Movements, posted by FOTW
Coins, Banknotes

Bibliographies RHS Bibliography
New Guinea Bibliography : Indonesian Papua and Papua New Guinea, by Terence E. Hays, posted by Papuaweb
Tennessee Archaeology Net : Bibliographies for Anthropological Research : Australia and Oceania
T.H. Slone, An Annotated Bibliography of Melanesian Folklore
Online Libraries General Gutenberg Library Online, Internet Archive
Persee (French search engine)
PapuaWeb : Documents
PACE : Books and Documents
Online Journals On Oceania Journal of the Polynesian Society 1892-1991
Pacific Studies, IA
Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association 1979-
Journal de la Societe des Oceanistes, 1945-2009 online
The Contemporary Pacific 2000-2013
On Mission Mission Periodicals Online, from Yale Univ. Library
Magazin für die neueste Geschichte der evangelischen Missions- und Bibelgesellschaften 1818, 1820, 1824, 1827, 1831, 1832, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1841, 1850, 1853, 1867 GB; 1818-1856 from Yale Univ. Library
Church Missionary Society (London), Missionary Register, GB; search for Tonga, Friendly Islands vol.11 1823, vol.12 1824, vol.14 1826, vol.16 1828, vol.17 1829, vol.20 1832, vol.30 1842, vol.36 1848, vol.38 1850
London Missionary Society, The Missionary Magazine and Chronicle, 1860, 1862, 1864-I, IA; 1848-1866 at Yale Univ. Library (full view)
Annales de la propagation de la foi 1834-1933, Gallica
General Accounts
Historical Dictionaries Robert D. Craig and Franklin P. King, Historical Dictionary of Oceania, Westport CT : Greenwood 1981 [G]
Terry M. Mays, Historical Dictionary of Multinational Peacekeeping, Lanham Md. : Scarecrow 1996 [G]
Statistical Data IHS : B.R. Mitchell, International Historical Statistics. Africa, Asia & Oceania 1750-2000, London : Palgrave 2003 [G]
Yearbook Entries Britannica Book of the Year 1913 p.1007, Netherlands New Guinea, 1953 pp.500-501, 1954 p.501, 1955 pp.546-547, 1956 p.484, 1958 pp.483-484, 1959 p.482, 1960 p.476, 1961 p.482, 1962 p.479
Americana Annual Netherlands New Guinea, 1957 p.555, 1961 p.521, 1962 pp.530-531, West New Guinea, 1963 pp.738-739, West Irian, 1964 p.719

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