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New guinea is an island to the north of the australian mainland but south of the equator. Papua new guinea news recent history of papua new guinea. Map of papua new guinea and travel information about papua new guinea brought to you by lonely planet. New guinea located just 100 miles north of australia is the worlds second largest island after greenland having become separated from the australian mainland when the area now known as the torres strait flooded around 5000 bce.
Papua new guinea index. In 1905 the british part of papua new guinea was taken over by the australian administration as part of the papua act and several years later amidst world war i australia seized the german colony. Explore papua new guinea using google earth. They were descendants of migrants out of africa in one of the early waves of human migration.
It is isolated by the arafura sea to the west and the torres strait and coral sea to the east. 1546 spanish sailors discover new guinea it is named. Google earth is a free program from google that allows you to explore satellite images showing the cities and landscapes of papua new guinea and all of australia in fantastic detail.