Murray * A Project Gutenberg Australia e Book * e Book No.: 1202531Language: English Date first posted: July 2012 Date most recently updated: July 2012 Project Gutenberg Australia e Books are created from printed editions which are in the public domain in Australia, unless a copyright notice is included.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg Australia License which may be viewed online at have been many books published of late years about Papua, and my only excuse for adding to the number is that none of the authors deal with the subject from the same point of view as I have done, nor do any of them cover exactly the same ground.
Australia's oldest naval mystery is solved after a WW1 submarine that went missing 103 years ago was finally located.
HMAS AE1 vanished without a trace on September 14, 1914, with 35 British and Anzac sailors on board off the coast of Papua New Guinea while on patrol.
CHAPTER III—HISTORY First discovery of New Guinea—Isla del Oro—Origin of the name Papua—The name New Guinea first applied to North Queensland—Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch navigators—Dampier—Captain Cook—Mc Ckire of Mc Clure Gulf—Explorations of the coast of Papua—Blackwood, Yule, Owen Stanley, Moresby—Dr.