Governing New Guinea : an oral history of Papuan administrators, 1950-1990 / Koninklijk Instituut, Voor Taal-, Land-, en Volkenkunde ; edited by Leontine Visser
- Corporate Author:
- Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (Netherlands)
- Additional Titles:
- Oral history of Papuan administrators, 1950-1990
- Leiden, The Netherlands : KITLV Press, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (368 pages) : illustrations, maps
- Additional Creators:
- Visser, Leontine E.
- Restrictions on Access:
- Open Access Unrestricted online access
- The everyday life of Papuan civil servants 1950-1990 / Leontine Visser -- Do not insult Papuans in front of me / Trajanus S. Boekorsjom -- Accused of being a separatist / Dolf Faidiban -- They falsified my name / Arnold Mampioper -- The three-month war in panai / Gerrit Jan Iauri -- Two keys to attracting the baliem people / Dorus Rumbiak -- Meeting the tree people / Alex Wamafma -- Koteka are better than pants / Joel Boray -- Surprised to see beggars / Luther Saroy -- Clearing an airfield with wooden logs / Florenz Imbiri -- Corpse eating and an illicit cult / Lambert Marani -- I was appointed governor / Barnabas Suebu -- Between Isaac Hindom and Acub Zainal / Ismael Bauw -- The role of teachers in governing communities / Alex Sawaki and Marthin Senandi -- We were not given access to proper education / Marthin Senandi -- Twins must be killed / Dirk Bernardus Urus -- Feeling guilty about helping Freeport / Amos Yap -- Tears on the plane / Amapos Jos Marey.
- This is the first time that indigenous Papuan administrators share with an international public their experiences governing their country. These administrators were the brokers of development. After graduating from the School for Indigenous Administrators (OSIBA) they served in the Dutch administration until 1962. The period 1962-1969 stands out as turbulent and dangerous, and for many curtailed their professional careers. These administrators' having been in active service until their retirement in the early 1990s allows for a complete recounting of political and administrative transformations under the Indonesian governance of Irian Jaya/Papua. This book brings together 17 oral histories of the everyday life of Papuan civil servants, including their relationships with superiors and colleagues, the murder of a Dutch administrator, their translation of 'development' to the Papuan people, the organization of their first democratic institutions, and the actual political and economic conditions leading up to the so-called Act of Free Choice. Finally, they share their experiences in the UNTEA and Indonesian government organization. Leontine Visser is Professor of Development Anthropology at Wageningen University. Her research focuses on governance and natural resources management in eastern Indonesia.
- Indigenous peoples—Papua New Guinea—Politics and government
- Civil service—Papua New Guinea
- Oral history—Papua New Guinea
- Civil service
- Indigenous peoples—Politics and government
- Oral history
- Politics and government
- Papua New Guinea—Politics and government
- Papua New Guinea
- 9789004260450 (e-book)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-351) and index.
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