Papua and New Guinea Act 1949
Parliament of Australia
An Act to approve the placing of the Territory of New Guinea under the International Trusteeship System, to provide for the Government of the Territory of Papua and the Territory of New Guinea, and for other purposes.
Royal Assent 25 March 1949
1 July 1949
Papua New Guinea Independence Act 1975
Papua and New Guinea Act 1949 was an Act passed by the Parliament of Australia. It replaced the Papua Act 1905 and the New Guinea Act 1920, and changed the status of the territories of Papua and New Guinea by merging their administrations to form Papua and New Guinea. The Act established local rule, although the territory remained under control by Australia. The Act was repealed by the  Papua New Guinea Independence Act 1975 upon Papua New Guinea's independence from Australia.
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