Papua and New Guinea Act 1949

The Papua and New Guinea Act 1949 was an Act passed by the Parliament of Australia. It replaced the Papua Act 1905 and the New Guinea Act 1920, and changed the status of the territories of Papua and New Guinea by merging their administrations to form Papua and New Guinea.[1] The Act established local rule, although the territory remained under control by Australia.[2] The Act was repealed by the Papua New Guinea Independence Act 1975 which allowed for Papua New Guinea's independence from Australia.[3]

Papua and New Guinea Act 1949
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Parliament of Australia
  • An Act to approve the placing of the Territory of New Guinea under the International Trusteeship System, to provide for the Government of the Territory of Papua and the Territory of New Guinea, and for other purposes.
Royal assent25 March 1949
Commenced1 July 1949
Repealed9 September 1975
Repealed by
Papua New Guinea Independence Act 1975
Status: Repealed

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PAPUA AND NEW GUINEA. No. 9 of 1949" (PDF). austlii.edu.au.
  2. ^ United States Department of State
  3. ^ "Papua New Guinea Independence Act 1975". legislation.gov.au.