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The Challenge of New Guinea by Sir A. Grenfell Price

The Challenge of New Guinea by Sir A. Grenfell Price

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The Challenge of New Guinea

Australian Aid to Papuan Progress

by Sir A. Grenfell Price

Angus and Robertson, 1966, black and white photographic plates, illustrated endpapers (maps), hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, minor spoil to side fore edge, price-clipped dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, chipping, creasing and small tears, some foxing and discolouration (see photographs)

“In this penetrating study of the state of New Guinea today, Sir Archibald Grenfell Price traces the pattern of Commonwealth achievement in Papua-New Guinea – from the paternalism of the famous pro-consul, Sir Hubert Murray, and the policies of an outstanding Minister for Territories, Paul Hasluck, to the political awakening of the Papuans in the mid-1960s.  He analyses United Nations criticisms of Australia’s role and weighs them against the evidence of achievement in the face, often, of extraordinary difficulties.  He also touches on many facets of colonisation, the realities of primitive beliefs, the devotion of denominational missions to medicine and education, the problems of tropical health, the introduction and preservation of flora and fauna, and the development of housing, natural resources, and industry.”


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