Papua and New Guinea Act 1949

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Papua and New Guinea Act 1949
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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.
Date of Royal Assent 25 March 1949
Date commenced 1 July 1949
Related legislation
Papua New Guinea Independence Act 1975
Status: Repealed

The 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 The Act established local rule, although the territory remained under control by Australia.[1] The Act was repealed by the Papua New Guinea Independence Act 1975 upon Papua New Guinea's independence from Australia.

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