• Short Summary

    While the finishing touches are being put to the temporary New Guinea Council building at Hollandia, heavy rocks are being dug out and lifted from the site where the permanent building is to be built.

  • Description

    While the finishing touches are being put to the temporary New Guinea Council building at Hollandia, heavy rocks are being dug out and lifted from the site where the permanent building is to be built. With this concrete evidence of democracy, voters went to the polls recently to elect the Council.

    Europeans, Eurasians and Papuans had a choice of 12 polling stations in Hollandia; and everything went quietly. On the first day, one third of the registered voters had been to the polling stations. The Council will have a great influence on the policies of the New Guinea Government.

    Direct elections were held in Manokwari and Hollandia only, and two seats were at stake: one for each town. From the ten candidates at Hollandia, four have withdrawn, leaving two Europeans, two Eurasians and two Papuans.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA15QSHWR7X4UVW65J23ZM824C7
    Media URN:
    VLVA15QSHWR7X4UVW65J23ZM824C7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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