"A good-will ship": The light cruiser Koln visits Rabaul (1933)

Winter, Christine (2008) "A good-will ship": The light cruiser Koln visits Rabaul (1933). Australian Journal of Politics and History, 54 1: 44-54. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8497.2008.00483.x

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Author Winter, Christine
Title "A good-will ship": The light cruiser Koln visits Rabaul (1933)
Formatted title  "A good-will ship": The light cruiser Köln visits Rabaul (1933)
Journal name Australian Journal of Politics and History   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-9522
Publication date 2008-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8497.2008.00483.x
Volume 54
Issue 1
Start page 44
End page 54
Total pages 11
Place of publication Richmond, Vic., Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Formatted abstract The concept of loyalty still holds a central space in many histories about New Guinean-Australian relations, especially during the Second World War, and translates into demands by Australians that New Guineans recognize Australia's political system as “the best”. In this article about the visit of the first German navy cruiser to New Guinea after the First World War, I tell a story not about loyalties, but about contesting colonial claims, namely Australia's insistence on “loyalty”, and Germany's demand for a “return” of her colony. The visit of Köln in 1933 raises questions such as: How did Germans and Australians negotiate living together in the Mandated Territory of New Guinea? How were divisions, grief, tensions, and hostilities after the First World War dealt with? What separated them, what united them, and what role did New Guineans play in this complex relationship? 
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