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III. by virtue of the inviolable right we, inhabitants of the western part of Papua, have to our native country;

IV. in accordance with the ardent desire and the yearning of our people for our own independence, through the National Committee and our parliament, the New Guinea Council, insist with the Government of Netherlands New Guinea and the Netherlands Government that as of November 1, 1961,
a) our flag be hoisted beside the Netherlands flag;
b) our national anthem ("Hai Tanahku Papua") be sung and played in addition to the Netherlands national anthem;
c) our country bear the name of Papua Barat (West Papua), and
d) our people be called: the Papuan people.

In view of the foregoing, we, Papuans, demand our own position, equal to that of the free nations and in the ranks of these nations, we, Papuans, wish to live in peace and to contribute to the maintenance of world peace.

Through this manifesto we summon all inhabitants who love this country and its people to rally round this manifesto and to uphold it, as it is the sole basis for the freedom of the Papuan people. Hollandia, October 19, 1961.
W. Inury    D. Sawom    P. Poana    A. Onim

F.J.S. Rumainum E. Itaar M. Suwa J.J. Roembiak

J. Jaab    M. Ongg    P.H. Jochu    Iz. Menufandu

M. Wai    N. Jouwe    H. Mori Muzendi    P. Koejab

W. Zonggonao F. Jufuway A.J.A. Rumtoboy E. Noembery

J.S. Dekeniap S.L. Rumadas T.S. Akwan H. Jomungga

M. Buotabui    F. Torey    M.W. Kaisipo    B. Gebze

Th. Mezet    J.E. Bonay    N. Tanggahma    H.I. Bauw

Sp. Malibela    T. Dansidan    W. Giay    O. Nemnay

A. Sefa    J. Manory    L. Ayamiseba    M. Rumainum

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