List of colonial administrators of New Guinea

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This is a list of viceroys of the Territory of New Guinea, from its creation as German New Guinea in 1884, until its union with the Territory of Papua in 1945 to form the Territory of Papua and New Guinea. Until 1899, German control of the region was handled indirectly, through the German New Guinea Company.

Commissioners of German New Guinea (1885–1887)[edit]

Landeshauptleute of the German New Guinea Company (1886–1889)[edit]

Commissioners of German New Guinea (1889–1892)[edit]

  • Fritz Rose, 1 November 1889–31 August 1892, acting to 30 September 1890

Landeshauptleute of the German New Guinea Company (1892–1914)[edit]

http://digital.library.adelaide.edu.au/dspace/bitstream/2440/48479/6/02intro_chapters1-9.pdf== Governors of German New Guinea (1899–1914) == In 1899, Imperial Germany assumed direct control of the colony, appointing a governor.

Administrators of the Territory of New Guinea (1914–1942)[edit]

In 1914, Australia captured and occupied the territory. In 1919, the Treaty of Versailles turned the territory into a League of Nations Mandate under Australian control.

Japanese Commanders of Occupied New Guinea (1942–1945)[edit]

For much of World War II, the territory was occupied by Japanese forces.

After the war, the territory was united with the Territory of Papua to form the Territory of Papua and New Guinea. For a list of viceroys after union, see List of colonial heads of Papua New Guinea.

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