• The British take control over southern New Guinea while Germany controls the northern part.

  • Control of British New Guinea transferred to the newly independent Commonwealth of Australia and renamed Territory of Papua

  • Austraila establishes a joint administration over both territories called the Territory of Papua and New Guinea.

  • UN transfers control of West New Guinea, present day Papua, to Indonesia.

  • The country is renamed Papua New Guinea.

  • Papua New Guinea introduces the Kina as their official currency.

  • Austraila grants Papau New Guinea independence.

  • China signs a deal to import liquefied natural gas from Papua New Guinea.

  • China agrees to spend nearly $4 billion to build a giant industrial park in Papua New Guinea.

  • Australia closes a detention centre in Papua New Guinea, but hundreds of asylum seekers refuse to move.


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