The Papua Act 1905 was an act passed by the Parliament of Australia to transfer the territory of Papua from Britain to Australia. The long title of the Act was: An Act to provide for the acceptance of British New Guinea as a Territory under the authority of the Commonwealth, and for the Government thereof.[1] It formally incorporated Papua as an external territory of Australia and remained in effect until Papua's merger with New Guinea with the passage of the Papua and New Guinea Act 1949.


  1. ^ "Papua Act 1905". www.legislation.gov.au. Retrieved 2018-01-23.