Australia and West New Guinea, 1957-1959


When the Menzies Cabinet decided in January 1959 to give greater weight to maintaining good neighbour relations with Jakarta over denying Indonesia control of West New Guniea (WNG), it was with the firm understanding that Australia’s regional policy was dependent on the military backing of its major allies, the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK).

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One thought on “Australia and West New Guinea, 1957-1959

  1. Daniel I hadn’t realised your thesis was around new guinea. I haven’t read the article with care but I’m impressed that you did have the discipline to get it published. Maybe you should write for the Fabian newsletter on current topics.

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