Dutch New Guinea


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Dutch New Guinea

Dutch New Guinea

n
(Placename) a former name (until 1963) of Papua

I•ri•an Ja•ya

(ˈɪər iˌɑn ˈdʒɑ yɑ)
n.
a province of Indonesia in the W part of the island of New Guinea: a Dutch territory until 1963. 1,173,875; ab. 159,000 sq. mi. (411,810 sq. km). Cap.: Jayapura. Also called West Irian. Formerly, Netherlands New Guinea , Dutch New Guinea.
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We hear from Teddy Evans about the Antarctic, Alexander Wollaston on the wilds of Dutch New Guinea, and Theodore Roosevelt speaks--and grumbles about the hardships he endured while in rural Brazil.
I grew up in the highlands of Dutch New Guinea, the first-born son of missionary parents and a library or bookstore simply was not an option.
Netherlands Committee for International Nature Protection Report concerning the possibility of protecting the primitive natives, especially the mountain-Papuan-tribes in Dutch New Guinea (the English translation of the original Dutch report), Archive of the Netherlands Committee for International Nature Protection, Municipal Archives Amsterdam (hereafter MAA), inv no 1283, 172.
An article in the newspaper archives diverted Zuckoff's attention about five years ago from another book project to a remote valley in what was then Dutch New Guinea populated by primitive, cannibalistic natives.
Report on the freshwater fishes collected by the British Ornithologists' Union expedition and the Wollaston expedition in Dutch New Guinea.
The story begins in May 1945, at an Army airfield in Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea, immediately after the war has ended in Europe.
Army Air Force C-47 crashed into the side of a steep mountain on the island of Dutch New Guinea, killing all but three of the 24 passengers and crewmembers aboard: Lt.
In 1944, US forces dislodged the Japanese from the north coast, in what was then Dutch New Guinea.
He was in the first group of troops that attacked Tanah Merah Bay, Dutch New Guinea, and he personally directed the front line units that seized Hollandia.
The photographs Corbey presents to us were predominantly made by missionaries of the Sacred Hart (MSC, Missionarrii Sacritissimi Cordis) from Tilburg, who stood witness to the vanishing culture of the Marind Anim living on the southwest coast of what was then Dutch New Guinea.