Duke of York Islands


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Duke of York Islands,

group of 13 coral islands, 23 sq mi (60 sq km), SW Pacific, in the Bismarck ArchipelagoBismarck Archipelago,
volcanic island group, 19,200 sq mi (49,730 sq km), SW Pacific, a part of Papua New Guinea. The group includes New Britain (the largest island), New Ireland, the Admiralty Islands, the Mussau Islands, New Hanover, the Vitu Islands, and the Duke of York
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, part of Papua New Guinea. There are several coconut plantations. Duke of York Island is the largest of the group, which was formerly called Neu Lauenburg.
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The wreck was located 1,000ft down near the Duke of York Islands, Papua New Guinea, in December and the first pictures have been released.
The ruins of one of the oldest war vessels which disappeared off the coast of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea in 1914, was discovered off the Duke of York islands in Papua New Guinea.
The authorities did not disclose the wreck's location, except to say it was found off the Duke of York Islands. The governments of Australia and Papua New Guinea said they planned to preserve the site.
If your research locus is the Lapita phenomenon do not be misled by the title; parts I through IX are relevant sources for most scholars doing research on that topic, and the four data-filled papers on sites assignable to the Lapita Cultural Complex in the Duke of York Islands, Boduna Island, Lagenda on the Talasea Peninsula itself, and on the pottery of the entire area surrounding the Talasea Peninsula are essential to anyone doing comparative analysis of similar Lapita evidence from elsewhere.
Two years ago over 1,000 people had to abandon their homes in the Duke of York Islands in Papua New Guinea as rising seas destroyed their homes, contaminated freshwater supplies and destroyed crops.
On 28 November last year, 1000 people from the Duke of York Islands in Papua New Guinea were told they were to be relocated from their homes, which were rapidly disappearing below sea level.
These new forms of magic, which have been readily assimilated within the existing magical belief system, have been imported from other parts of the Bismarck Archipelago, the Duke of York Islands, the top end of East New Britain and to a lesser extent from parts of southern New Ireland.
One Tena Buai, with whom I became familiar, was introduced into the secret world of Buai through a friend from the Duke of York Islands. The two friends had formed a close relationship while working together in the Defence Forces.
When I went to the Duke of York Islands, my friend's father, Sakuse, referred to me as 'child' because I had looked after his son while we were working together.
A second ritual expert who was also initiated into the cult on the Duke of York Islands underwent a similar ritual ordeal.