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Territory of Papua and New Guinea
A United Nations Trust Territory
and an external territory of Australia

 

1949–1975

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Capital Port Moresby
Language(s) English (official), Austronesian languages, Papuan languages, English creoles
Political structure United Nations Trust Territory
King List of British monarchs
High Commissioner List of High Commissioners of Papua New Guinea
Prime Minister List of Prime Ministers of Australia
Legislature House of Assembly
Historical era Cold War
 - Union established November 6, 1949
 - Self-governing December 1, 1973
 - Independence September 16, 1975
Currency Australian Dollar

The Territory of Papua and New Guinea was established by an administrative union between the Australian-administered territories of Papua and New Guinea in 1949.

Following the Surrender of Japan in 1945, civil administration of Papua and New Guinea was restored, and under the Papua New Guinea Provisional Administration Act (1945-46), Papua and New Guinea were combined in an administrative union.

The Papua and New Guinea Act 1949 formally approved the placing of New Guinea under the international trusteeship system and confirmed the administrative union of New Guinea and Papua under the title of The Territory of Papua and New Guinea. The act provided for a Legislative Council (established in 1951), a judicial organization, a public service, and a system of local government. A House of Assembly replaced the Legislative Council in 1963, and the first House of Assembly opened on June 8, 1964. In 1975, the name of the territory was changed to Papua New Guinea.

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