• Short Summary

    AT A SPECIAL SESSION IN HOLLANDIA OCTOBER 30 THE DUTCH NEW GUINEA COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED A RESOLUTION TO CHANGE THE NAME OF DUTCH WEST NEW GUINEA TO 'PAPUA BARAT' (WEST PAPUA).

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    GV NEW GUINEA COUNCIL BUILDING.
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    GV MEETING IN PROGRESS.
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    SV MR.KAISIEPO ADDRESSES MEETING.
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    LV AUDIENCE.
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    CU COUNCIL MEMBER.
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    SV PICTURE OF QUEEN JULIANA AND PRINCE BERNARD ON WALL.
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    GV AUDIENCE.
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    EXT....COUNCIL BUILDING.
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    LV GOVERNOR'S RESIDENCE.
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    SV PAN..GOVERNOR ENTERS RECEPTION PAVILION.
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    SV MR. KAISIEPO READS WRITTEN PETITION TO GOVERNOR.
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    CU GOVERNOR.
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    SCU MR. KAISIEPO HANDS OVER PETITION TO GOVERNOR.
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    SV PAPUAN FLAG UNFOLDED.
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    SCU FLAG.
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    LV CHOIR SINGING NATIONAL ANTHEM.
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    SCU GOVERNOR.
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    LV GOVERNOR RECEIVES FLAG FROM MR. KAISIEPO.
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    Background: AT A SPECIAL SESSION IN HOLLANDIA OCTOBER 30 THE DUTCH NEW GUINEA COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED A RESOLUTION TO CHANGE THE NAME OF DUTCH WEST NEW GUINEA TO 'PAPUA BARAT' (WEST PAPUA).

    OTHER ITEMS AGREED UPON BY THE MEETING WERE: 1. THE PEOPLE OF WEST PAPUA WOULD BE CALLED PAPUAS. 2. THE FLAG CHOSEN BY THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON OCTOBER 19 WOULD BE RECOGNISED AS THE NATIONAL FLAG OF WEST PAPUA. 3. THE COAT OF ARMS CHOSEN BY THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE SAME DATE WOULD BECOME THE NATIONAL COAT OF ARMS. 4. THE "HAI TANAHKU PAPOEA" WOULD BE RECOGNISED AS THE NATIONAL ANTHEM OF WEST PAPUA.

    NEXT DAY, WEST PAPUA'S NEW FLAG WAS PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNOR, DR. P.J. PLATEEL, DURING A CEREMONY AT HIS OFFICIAL RESIDENCE. REPLYING TO A SPEECH BY MR. KAISIEPE, THE LEADER OF A DELEGATION FROM THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNOR SAID: "NEVER BEFORE HAS THE ONENESS OF THE COUNCIL BEEN PUT FORWARD SO STRONGLY."
    THE OCCASION ENDED WITH THE PAPUAN NATIONAL ANTHEM, "HAI TANAHKU PAPOEA", BEING SUNG BY A CHILDREN'S CHOIR.

    EARLIER IN THE MONTH, THE NETHERLANDS PRIME MINISTER, MR. DE QUAY, INDICATED THAT THE DUTCH GOVERNMENT WOULD SEEK A CHANGE IN THE CONSTITUTION TO ABANDON SOVEREIGNTY OF DUTCH NEW GUINEA. HE ALSO INDICATED THAT THERE MAY BE NEW ELECTIONS TO IMPLEMENTS THE DUTCH PLAN FOR THE TERRITORY - THE PLAN HAD ALREADY BEEN PUT BEFORE THE UNITED NATIONS.

    HIS PROPOSAL WOULD SURRENDER THE WESTERN HALF OF THE ISLAND, NOW BEING ADMINISTERED BY THE NETHERLANDS AS A NONSELF-GOVERNING TERRITORY, TO INTERNATIONAL AUTHORITY. SUCH A SURRENDER WOULD BE CONDITIONAL ON THE GUARANTEED TIGHT OF THE POPULATION TO A VOTE DETERMINING THE AREA'S FUTURE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEYPRAZ7OZVHQD06IMH9K9P6SU
    Media URN:
    VLVAEYPRAZ7OZVHQD06IMH9K9P6SU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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