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The Bismarck Archipelago is a group of islands off the northeastern coast of New Guinea in the western Pacific Ocean, named in honour of the German chancellor Otto von Bismarck and belonging to Papua New Guinea. The introduction to this article is too long. ...

Papua New Guinea and Bismarck Archipelago
Papua New Guinea and Bismarck Archipelago

The archipelago includes mostly volcanic islands, the most important of which are: Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1698x1260, 436 KB) Description: Map of Papua New Guinea / Karte von Papua Neuguinea Source: see Licence Post-Work: W.Wolny Licence: Public Domain File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1698x1260, 436 KB) Description: Map of Papua New Guinea / Karte von Papua Neuguinea Source: see Licence Post-Work: W.Wolny Licence: Public Domain File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are... The Mergui Archipelago An archipelago is a landform which consists of a chain or cluster of islands. ... A small island in the Adriatic sea An island is any piece of land smaller than a continent and larger than a rock, that is completely surrounded by water. ...

The first inhabitants of the Archipelago arrived at around 33,000 years ago after sailing from what is now Papua New Guinea. Later arrivals included the Lapita people. The Admiralty Islands are a group of 18 islands in the Bismarck Archipelago. ... Duke of York Islands seen from space Duke of York Islands, formerly German Neu Lauenberg, is a group of islands between the islands of New Britain and New Ireland, at . ... The St Matthias Islands (also known as the Mussau islands) are a small group of islands in the Bismarck Archipelago, that makes up part of Papua New Guinea. ... (This article is about the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea. ... New Hanover Island, formerly called Lavongal is a volcanic island, part of the Bismarck Archipelago within Papua New Guinea. ... New Ireland is an island in the Pacific, and the most northeastern province of Papua New Guinea. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Lapita is the common name of an ancient Pacific Ocean culture which is believed by some to be the common ancestor of several cultures in Polynesia and surrounding areas. ...

The first Europeans to visit these islands in 16th century have been the Ragusean traders from port Dubrovnik in Adriatic (medieval Ragusa Principality). Therefore the Dalmatian sailors leaded by Ragusean captain Vice Bune in Caraca galley since 1580 started from the Ragusean Embassy in India, then sailed accross Philippines, and along the northern coast of New Guinea and Bismarck Archipelago in 1585-1590 (then to 1598 they reached Solomon Islands and Vanuatu completing this Melanesian expedition). This early expedition is documented in old Dubrovnik archives of Ragusa Principality. V. Bune visited and named there e.g. island Boca (now Aris island), Karkar (Dampier Is.), Seka (Wardhunt islet), Kanap (Lausancay islets), Kriwina (Trobriand), Nada (Laughbeam), Duba (Rossell), Siroti (Green Island), and Jowo (Carteret Is.); these early toponyms in western Pacific are subequal eponyms of the related names in Adriatic islands. County Dubrovnik–Neretva Area 14 336 km² Location Population is cool Stradun, Dubrovniks main street Republic of Ragusa before 1808 The walled city of Dubrovnik The Old Harbour at Dubrovnik Dubrovnik (Croatian with tone marks: Dùbrōvnik IPA: , Dalmatian; Latin, Italian, and formerly English: Ragusa; Hungarian: Ragúza...

The second one to rediscover these islands from western Europe was Dutch explorer Willem Schouten in 1616. Then during 17th and 18th century, these Ragusean traders from Adriatic were nearly unique Europeans presented there, but they remained unsettled by western Europeans until they became part of the German protectorate of German New Guinea in 1884. Willem Cornelisz Schouten (1567?-1625) was a Dutch navigator. ... Events October 25 — Dirk Hartog makes the second recorded landfall by a European on Australian soil, at an island off the Western Australian coast Pocahontas arrives in England War between Venice and Austria Collegium Musicum founded in Prague Nicolaus Copernicus De revolutionibus is placed on the Index of Forbidden Books... A protectorate is, in international law, a political entity (a sovereign state or a less developed native polity, such as a tribal chiefstainship or feudal princely state) that formally agrees (voluntarily or under pressure) by treaty to enter into an unequal relationship with another, stronger state, called the protector, which... German New Guinea (Ger. ... 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...

Following the outbreak of World War I, the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force seized the islands in 1914 and Australia later received a League of Nations mandate for the islands. They remained under Australian control — interrupted only by Japanese occupation during World War II — until Papua New Guinea became independent in 1975. Combatants Allied Powers: France Italy Russia Serbia United Kingdom United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary Bulgaria Germany Ottoman Empire Commanders Douglas Haig John Jellicoe Ferdinand Foch Georges Clemenceau Luigi Cadorna Nicholas II Aleksei Brusilov Woodrow Wilson John Pershing Wilhelm II Paul von Hindenburg Reinhard Scheer Franz Josef I Conrad von... The Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force was a small Australia shortly after the outbreak of the First World War to seize and destroy German wireless stations in the south-west Pacific. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, built between 1929 and 1938, was constructed as the Leagues headquarters. ... Mandate can mean: An obligation handed down by an inter-governmental body; see mandate (international law) The power granted by an electorate; see mandate (politics) A League of Nations mandate To some Christians, an order from God; see mandate (theology) The decision of an appeals court; see mandate (law) The... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ...

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