C1943

Map of the Territory of New Guinea administered by THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA under mandate from THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS and Papua a Territory of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Large scale detailed c.20th map of New Guinea. The protectorate, called British New Guinea, was annexed outright on 4 September 1888 and possession passed to the newly federated Commonwealth of Australia in 1902 and British New Guinea became the Australian … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Map of the Territory of New Guinea administered by THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA under mandate from THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS and Papua a Territory of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Date:

C1943

Condition:

Minor wear to folds as usual, otherwise in good condition with folds as issued. Laid onto archival linen.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

950mm 
x 700mm

Paper Size: 

1015mm 
x 760mm
AUTHENTICITY
Map of the Territory of New Guinea administered by THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA under mandate from THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS and Papua a Territory of the Commonwealth of Australia. - Vintage Map from 1943

Guaranteed Vintage Item
dated:

1943

Description:

Large scale detailed c.20th map of New Guinea.

The protectorate, called British New Guinea, was annexed outright on 4 September 1888 and possession passed to the newly federated Commonwealth of Australia in 1902 and British New Guinea became the Australian Territory of Papua, with Australian administration beginning in 1906.

At the 1919 Paris Peace Conference following the war, Australian Prime Minister Billy Hughes sought to secure possession of New Guinea from the defeated German Empire: telling the Conference: “Strategically the northern islands (such as New Guinea) encompass Australia like fortresses. They are as necessary to Australia as water to a city.” Article 22 of the Treaty of Versailles provided for the division of Germany and the Central Powers’ imperial possessions among the victorious Allies of World War I and German New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago and Nauru were assigned to Australia as League of Nations Mandates: territories “formerly governed [by the Central Powers] and which are inhabited by peoples not yet able to stand by themselves under the strenuous conditions of the modern world”.

 

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 2923489

Herbert Edward Cooper Robinson (1857 - 1933)

Robinson was a founder of the (Royal) Geographical Society of Australasia in 1885, a member of the Geographical Society of New South Wales in the late 1920s and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London. He made many valuable contributions to geographical science and was a delegate to the 1923 Sydney Regional Plan Convention. A friend and technical collaborator of Professor Sir Edgeworth David, he helped to produce David's monumental large-scale Geological Map of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1932. His draughtsmen also produced the maps for Donald Mackay's important aerial surveys of Australia from 1930. 1895 Wentworth Court-Robinson set up his own map-publishing business 1906 Phillip Street 1913 Permanent location at 221-223 George Street. 1917 H. E. C. Robinson Ltd was officially incorporated

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