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"By Aeroplane to Pygmyland" Accounts of the 1926 Smithsonian-Dutch Expedition to New Guinea

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Annotations to the Journal of Stanley Hedberg

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June 1, 1926 Hollandia

Hollandia, now renamed Jayapura, served as the regional capital of northern (and later all of) Netherlands New Guinea and later became the capital of the province of Papua (formerly Irian Jaya), Indonesia. See Schoorl, Pim (editor): Nederlands-Nieuw-Guinea 1945-1962: Ontwikkelingswerk in een periode van politieke onrust. (Leiden: KITLV Press, 1996; 658 pp., photographs, index).

 

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