This is a groundbreaking exploration and review of rarely-remembered incidents on Manus and other islands in Papua New Guinea. In 1947 and 1948 there was a series of murders (the "Pondranei Incident" and the "Scott Affair"). The author shows how it became, in the area's confusions following World War II, the cause of major international racial tensions as well as probable injustices. Melanesian, Australian, (Nationalist) Chinese, United States, Philippine, Dutch and Indonesian interests became involved and the author discusses some of the long-lasting consequences which followed. With maps, extensive referencing and index.

Day of Reckoning

SKU: 038650
$41.43 Regular Price
$31.90Sale Price
  • ISBN

    1740761677
  • Authors

    Strahan, Lachlan
  • Extent

    396
  • Format

    Paperback
  • Year

    2005
  • Publisher

    Pandanus Books

* Please contact us if you would like to purchase multiple copies of the same title.