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Manus Island is part of Manus Province in northern Papua New Guinea and is the largest island of the Admiralty Islands. It is the 5th largest island in Papua New Guinea with an area of 2,100 km², measuring around 100kms x 30kms. It is covered in rugged jungles, which can be broadly described as lowland tropical rain forest. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 416 pixelsFull resolution (2554 × 1328 pixel, file size: 564 KB, MIME type: image/png) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 416 pixelsFull resolution (2554 × 1328 pixel, file size: 564 KB, MIME type: image/png) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Location of Manus Province in Papua New Guinea Manus Province is the smallest province in Papua New Guinea with a land area of 2100km², but with more than 220,000km² of water. ... The Admiralty Islands are a group of 18 islands in the Bismarck Archipelago. ...


The highest point on Manus Island is Mt. Dremsel 718 metres (2,356 feet) above sea level at the center of the south coast. Manus is volcanic in origin and probably broke through the ocean's surface in the late Miocene, 8-10 million years ago. The substrate of the island is either directly volcanic or from uplifted coral limestone.


Manus Island has a population of approximately 33,000. The capital of Manus Province, Lorengau is located here. Lorengau beach on Seeadler harbour Lorengau (2°10 S, 147°160 E) is the capital of the Manus Province of Papua New Guinea. ...


Momote Airport, the terminal for Manus, is located on nearby Los Negros Island. A bridge connects Los Negros to Manus and the main town of Lorengau. Momote Airport is an airport on Los Negros Island in Papua New Guinea (IATA: MAS, ICAO: AYMO). ... Log Negros Island Los Negros Island is the third largest of the Admiralty Islands. ...


History

In 1942, Japan established a military base on Manus. This was attacked by United States forces in the Admiralty Islands campaign of February-March 1944. An Allied naval base was established on the island and it later supported the British Pacific Fleet. Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Admiralty Islands campaign, also known as Operation Brewer, was a series of battles in the New Guinea campaign of World War II. The United States 1st Cavalry Division assaulted Japanese bases on the Admiralty Islands. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... A representation of the changes in territory controlled by Allies and Axis powers over the course of the war. ... The British Pacific Fleet (BPF) was a multinational Allied naval force which saw action against Japan during World War II. The fleet was comprised mainly of British Commonwealth naval vessels. ...


After the end of World War II, General Takuma Nishimura was tried by a British military court in relation to the Sook Ching massacre in Singapore and sentenced to life imprisonment. He was taken to Manus Island from Hong Kong (he was intercepted by Australia Military Police personnel while on a stopover in Hong Kong). Nishimura faced an Australian military court on Manus Island. Evidence was presented stating that Nishimura had ordered the shootings of wounded Australian and Indian soldiers at Parit Sulong and the disposal of bodies so that there was no trace of evidence. In this trial he was found guilty and was hanged on 11 June 1951. Takuma Nishimura (1899–1951) was a soldier of the Empire of Japan. ... The Sook Ching massacre (肅清大屠殺) was a systematic extermination of perceived hostile elements among the Chinese in Singapore by the Japanese military during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore, after the British colony surrendered in the Battle of Singapore on 15 February 1942 during World War II. Sook Ching was later extended... Takuma Nishimura (1899–1951) was a soldier of the Empire of Japan. ... Takuma Nishimura (1899–1951) was a soldier of the Empire of Japan. ... Parit Sulong is a small village in Johor, Malaysia on the Simpang Kiri River, 30 km east of Muar. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


American anthropologist Margaret Mead lived on Manus before and after the war of which she gives a detailed the account in the book Growing up in New Guinea. Anthropology (from Greek: ἀνθρωπος, anthropos, human being; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the study of humanity. ... Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901, Philadelphia – November 15, 1978, New York City) was an American cultural anthropologist. ...


A detention centre was built on Manus Island in 2001 as part of Australia's Pacific Solution. The last inmate was Aladdin Sisalem, who was kept in solitary confinement from July 2003, until he was finally granted asylum in Australia in June 2004. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Mandatory detention in Australia. ...


External links

Coordinates: 02°05′00″S, 147°00′00″E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Manus Island - encyclopedia article about Manus Island. (779 words)
Manus Island is part of Manus Province Manus Province is the smallest province in Papua New Guinea with a land area of 2100km², but with more than 220,000km² of water.
The town is located on the edge of Seeadler harbour on Manus Island, in the Adminalty Islands, and in 2000 was estimated to have a population of 5,829.
A detention centre was built on Manus Island in 2001 as part of Australia's The Commonwealth of Australia is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the world's smallest continent and a number of islands in the Southern, Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Manus Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (279 words)
Manus Province is the smallest province in Papua New Guinea with a land area of 2100km², but with more than 220,000km² of water.
The province is made up of the Admiralty Islands (a group of 18 islands in the Bismarck Archipelago) and Wuvulu Island and nearby atolls in the west.
The largest islands in the group include Manus Island where Lorengau is located.
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