Chapters: New Ireland, Kavieng, Lihir Island, New Hanover Island, Emirau Island, Tabar Group, Cape St. George, Namatanai District, Ambitle, Boluminski Highway, Kavieng Airport, Tanga Islands, Babase Island, Lihir Group, Dyaul Island, Feni Islands, St Matthias Islands, Mussau Island, Simberi Island, Lihir Island Airport, Bagabag, Namatanai Airport. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 65. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: New Ireland Province, formerly New Mecklenburg (German: ) is the most northeastern province of Papua New Guinea. The largest island of the province is New Ireland. Also part of the province are numerous smaller islands, including Saint Matthias Group (Mussau, Emirau), New Hanover, Djaul, Tabar Group (Tabar, Tatau, Simberi), Lihir, Tanga Group (Malendok, Boang), Feni Islands (Ambitle, Babase) and Anir. The land area of the province is around 9 600 km². The sea area within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of New Ireland Province is around 230,000 km². In the early days of the French Revolution while in search of a lost scientific expedition the vessel La Recherche passed by New Ireland. On board was the prominent botanist Jacques-Julien Houtou de Labillardière who noted in his journal fine stands of teak (tectona grandis) trees growing at the southern end of the island. This marks the easternmost occurrence of teak, an important timber tree which extends naturally from India to Thailand on the Asian mainland and also is present on Java in the Indonesian archipelago. There have been at least three waves of migration into New Ireland over the last 40,000 years. The famous Lapita pottery culture was present around 3,300 years ago. Chinese and South-East Asian contact appears to have been longstanding, though evidence is thin. Dutch explorers made the first European contact...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=407790
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