History of New Guinea and its People — Ebook

Authors : Alfred R. Wallace, John W. Lindt
Publication : 2017-08-16
Language : English
Pages : 124
Publisher : LM Publishers
ISBN : 9782366595048
Categories : History / Civilization, History / General

This book presents the History of New Guinea and its ihabitants. “Immediately north of Australia, and separated from it at Torres Straits by less than a hundred miles of sea, is the largest island on the globe — New Guinea, a country of surpassing interest, whether as regards its natural productions or its human inhabitants, but which remains to this day less known than any accessible portion of the earth's surface... It was discovered in 1511, even earlier than Australia; and from that time Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, French, and English vessels have continually passed along its coasts. Most of our early navigators -Forrest, Dampier, and Cook - visited New Guinea, and have given us some account of its inhabitants...”

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