Papua New Guinea History

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Embassy of Papua New Guinea to the Americas, Washington, DC __ An abbreviated look at the history of Papua New Guinea. - From -

History of Papua New Guinea __ "Archaeological evidence indicates that humans arrived on New Guinea at least 60,000 years ago, probably by sea from Southeast Asia during an ice age period when the sea was lower and distances between islands shorter..."  an encyclopedic article with links toi more resources. - illustrated - From wikipedia -

History of Papua New Guinea __ "Comprehensive online resources about the history of the country of Papua New Guinea." - From - 


History and People of Papua New Guinea __ A brief overview of Papua New Guinea history along with some cultural images. - illustrated - From -

Papua New Guinea: History __ An overview of Papua New Guinea history and access to nore information about the country. - From -

Papua New Guinea History __ "After 1945, New Guinea reverted to Australian administration before the granting of independence in 1975."  A brief, general history concentrating mostly post 1945. - From -


Papua New Guinea - History __ "New Guinea was first sighted by Spanish and Portuguese sailors in the early 16th century and was known prophetically as Isla del Oro (Island of Gold)."  General overview of Papua New Guinea history highlighting all the main points. - From -

Papua New Guinea History __ Brief look at Papua New Guinea history.  for more detail simply click on "more history." - From -

Papua New Guinea - History __ Here is an excellent review of Papua history with cultural photos. - illustrated - From - 

Papua New Guinea History __ "It is believed that Papua New Guinea was originally inhabited by Asian settlers over 50,000 years ago. The first European contact in 1526-27 was by the Portuguese explorer Jorge de Meneses, who named the island Ilhas dos Papuas (Island of the Fuzzy Hairs)."  History as only Lonely Planet can write it. - From -

World History Archives: History of Papua and New Guinea __ You will find click-to-read historical articles and resources. - From -


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