Papua New Guinea
-Papua New Guinea contains the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, as well as the islands of New Ireland, New Britain, and Bougainville, in and a lot of other smaller islands.
-Much of the country is mountainous and covered in tropical rainforests
-The highest point is Mount Wilhelm
-Bodies of water include Sepik River and the Fly River
PLANT AND ANIMALS
-16th century AD - Ships from China and the Malay Empire trade with islanders.
-1886-Britain establishes a protectorate over south-east New Guinea, while Germany annexes the northern part of New Guinea.
-1906 - Control of British New Guinea transferred to the newly independent Commonwealth of Australia and renamed
-1942 - Japanese forces occupy parts of both territories.
-1963 May - UN transfers control of West New Guinea to Indonesia. Today this region is called Papua.
-1971 July - Renamed Papua New Guinea (PNG).
-1975 September - Attains full independence from Australia. Sir Michael Somare becomes PM.