National Geographic : 1943 Feb
Philip Hanson Hiss Formal Ceremonies Attend the Opening of the "States," or Legislative Assembly, by the Governor atWillemstad Wearing full dress with cocked hat, he leaves after the opening. The assembly is made up of 15 members, 10 elected and fiveappointed bythe crown. Politi cally the "territory" of Curacao consists not only of Curacao and its adjacent islands, but also of Saba, St. Eustatius, and theNetherlands portion ofSt.Martin. In December, 1942, Queen Wilhelmina announced plans for postwar autonomy of overseas territories, giving them avoice intheir home governments.