This lecture is a basic study of the effects of Australian occupation as colonial masters in the African nation of New Guinea. The first section of the lecture explains the entire colonization history of New Guinea, outlining the fact that the country was under three regimes, which are Germany, Denmark and Britain before it was handed over to Australia. At the time that the Australians were taking over, the country was known as Papua New Guinea. A description has been provided of the traditional lives of the natives of Papua New Guinea before the entry of the foreigners.
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From the lecture, it is pointed out that the colonial masters were interested in setting base in Papua New Guinea mainly because of the numerous natural resources in the region including timber, gold copper and fish. The whites settled in the region established coffee, cocoa and rubber plantation much to the dismay of the African natives. The entry of racism into the region has been well elaborated with the colonial masters regarding the Africans as nothing but their slaves. For instance Sir Hubert Murray managed to rob the Africans off their land by threatening to live the country in a state of underdevelopment; forgetting that the Africans were never initially interested in the type of development that the whites were imposing on them.
The Australian form of apartheid has also been well explained and this further serves to elaborate on the oppressive stands that the colonialists took to establish and maintain supremacy over the original inhabitants of Papua New Guinea. This lecture is very informative particularly because of the revelation that New Guinea was occupied by three countries during the colonial periods. The explanation of the reasons for the extended interest in the African country is also educative and they help understand why some countries had to succumb to the yoke of colonialism.