Colonial Development in Central New Guinea

  title={Colonial Development in Central New Guinea},
  author={F. J. West},
  journal={Pacific Affairs},
  • F. J. West
  • Published 1956
  • Economics
  • Pacific Affairs
  • THE HEART OF THE island of New Guinea was long supposed to be wholly mountainous and uninhabited, but in the early i930's, shut off from the coast by high mountain ranges, great grass valleys were discovered. Drained by the headwaters of some of the major rivers of Papua-New Guinea and all lying between heights of four to seven thousand feet above sea level, these valleys, green, temperate, and fertile, supported a greater concentration of native people than existed anywhere else in the island… CONTINUE READING
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