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  • Steenkool, Capital of the subdivision Bintuni.
    Source: Handbook on Netherlands New Guinea, 1958
    Population Papuans Europeans Asiatics Total
    Bintuni Subdivision 7,779 204 579 8,562
    District Steenkool/Arandai 4,957 91 579 5,627
    Originally Steenkool was a port of supply for the Netherlands New Guinea Petroleum Company. At a later date an administrative post was built which was completed in 1956. The Petroleum Company settlement has diminished in size during the last few years, the center of company activities having been transferred to Tembuni, halfway between the production areas of Wasian and Mogoi.
    A seven and one-half mile pipeline runs on a trestle from the Mogoi and the Wasian oil fields to the terminal at Muturi. The draisine, a small hand-propelled flat car on rails running parallel to the pipeline, is used for the purpose of inspecting the pipeline and of carrying passengers.

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