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Feb 02, 2004

History of Bougainville

The island that would later be called Bougainville was first sighted in 1768 by the French explorer Louis de Bougainville who gave the island its name. The German New Guinea Company as a part of their holdings that included the islands of New Guinea, New Britain, New Ireland and all of the Solomon Islands later annexed the island. By agreement of 1899 between Germany and...