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    THE NEW FLAG OF WEST PAPUA - THE RENAMED DUTCH NEW GUINEA - WAS HOISTED ALL OVER THE TERRITORY DEC.1.

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    THE NEW FLAG OF WEST PAPUA - THE RENAMED DUTCH NEW GUINEA - WAS HOISTED ALL OVER THE TERRITORY DEC.1. IN HOLLANDIA, THE CAPITAL, THE FLAG WAS RAISED ABOVE THE NEW GUINEA COUNCIL BUILDING IN THE PRESENCE OF DR.P.J.PLATTEEL, THE DUTCH GOVERNOR.

    GOVERNOR PLATTEEL FIRST INSPECTED A PAPUAN GUARD OF HONOUR THEN TOOK HIS PLACE AMONG DIGNITARIES AS A PAPUAN GIRLS' CHOIR SAND THE DUTCH AND PAPUAN NATIONAL ANTHEMS. MR.KAISIEPE, FIRST DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE NEW GUINEA COUNCIL, HANDED THE NEW FLAG TO PAPUAN POLICEMEN WHO HOISTED IT TO THE JACK.

    MR. INURY, CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE, MADE A SPEECH IN WHICH HE SAID: "MY DEAR COMPATRIOTS, YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE SYMBOL OF OUR UNITY AN OUR DESIRE TO TAKE OUR PLACE AMONG THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD. AS LONG AS WE ARE NOT REALLY UNITED WE SHALL NOT BE FREE. TO BE UNITED MEANS TO WORK HARD FOR THE GOOD OF OUR COUNTRY, NOW, UNTHE UNTIL THE DAY THAT WE SHALL BE INDEPENDENT, AND FURTHER FROM THAT DAY ON."

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    Film ID:
    VLVANZ5AO1KPCH1Z2W914EGJFV3Z
    Media URN:
    VLVANZ5AO1KPCH1Z2W914EGJFV3Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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