• Short Summary

    IN FOUR MONTHS THERE HAVE BEEN GREAT CHANGES IN HOLLANDIA, THE CAPITAL OF WEST NEW GUINEA.

  • Description

    IN FOUR MONTHS THERE HAVE BEEN GREAT CHANGES IN HOLLANDIA, THE CAPITAL OF WEST NEW GUINEA.NEARLY ALL THE DUTCH HAVE GONE, LEAVING HOLLANDIA ALMOST DESERTED.

    MOST DUTCH OWNED SHOPS HAVE LONG SINCE CLOSED.MR.JOHANN JUNGST IS WAITING TILL HIS STOCK RUNS OUT.THEN HE WILL LOCK UP THE SHOP, AND LEAVE WEST NEW GUINEA.HE EXPECTS NO COMPENSATION.

    IN THE SUBURBS, THE HOUSES OWNED BY FORMER DUTCH RESIDENTS STAND SILENT AND EMPTY..FURNITURE AND PERSONAL BELONGINGS HAVE BEEN SHIPPED BACK TO HOLLAND.

    ON THE OUTSKIRTS, A NEW HOUSING ESTATE HAS BEEN ABANDONED.MANY PROJECTS WERE ABANDONED BY THE DUTCH WHEN THE UNITED NATIONS TOOK CONTROL OF WEST NEW GUINEA LAST OCTOBER AT SIX WEEKS' NOTICE.

    INDONESIA WILL TAKE OVER ON MAY 1ST AND SOME INDONESIAN EXECUTIVE STAFF ARE ALREADY IN HOLLANDIA.

    MOST DUTCH INSTITUTIONS AND PROJECTS WILL BE CARRIED ON BY THE INCOMING INDONESIANS.

    ONE IMPORTANT PROJECT LEFT UNFINISHED, WAS THE NEW BUILDING FOR THE NEW GUINEA LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.IT IS REPORTED THAT THE INDONESIAN ADMINISTRATION WILL FINISH THE BUILDING.

    UNITED NATIONS AND INDONESIAN FLAGS FLY TOGETHER OVER THE FORMER GOVERNOR'S PALACE - NOW HEADQUARTERS OF THE UNITED NATIONS ADMINISTRATION.THE ADMINISTRATOR - DR.JALAL ABDOH OF PERSIA, IS SUPERVISING THE TRANSFER OF THE TERRITORY...A TASK MADE MORE DIFFICULT BECAUSE MOST DUTCH ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS DECLINED OFFERS OF DOUBLE SALARY TO STAY ON AND HELP.

    AT MANO???ARI, AN AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION WHICH COST ONE MILLION POUNDS, IS LEFT IDLE.AT BIAK AIRPORT, THE FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE STATION - MR.G.H.HOOGSTRATEN - HAD A FINAL CONFERENCE WITH MR.D.KARMA, A PAPUAN WHO WILL LOOK AFTER IT UNTIL INDONESIANS TAKE OVER.

    MOST OF THE DUTCH CITIZENS WHO HAVE LEFT WEST NEW GUINEA HAD LIVED THERE SINCE 1945.NOW THEY HAVE SAID GOODBYE TO HOLLANDIA.IN A FEW MORE MONTHS, OTHER SETTLERS WILL BE LIVING IN THEIR HOMES, AND CARRYING ON THEIR WORK.BUT THEN HOLLANDIA WILL NO LONGER BE HOLLANDIA.THE INDONESIANS WILL RENAME IT KOTABARU - CAPITAL OF WEST IRIAN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4TV59HHS62NR02PW0A6KEIYXJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4TV59HHS62NR02PW0A6KEIYXJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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