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Duperre Islands

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Location  Oceania
Total islands  5, with 1 inhabited
Width  11 km (6.8 mi)
Archipelago  Louisiade Archipelago
Adjacent body of water  Solomon Sea
Adjacent bodies of water  Solomon Sea
Length  19.5 km (12.12 mi)
Area  82 ha
Province  Milne Bay Province
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Major islands  Punawan Duperre Siva Panapwa Awanagamwana

Bramble Haven is an atoll in the Louisiade Archipelago. its islands on the northern section are grouped as the Duperre Islands.

Contents

Map of Duperre Islets, Papua New Guinea

Administration

it belongs to Milne Bay Province in the southeastern part of Papua New Guinea .

Geography

Bramble Haven is the eastern part of a large chain of atolls, reefs and islands that extends from the western side of the barrier reef of Vanatinai for a length of 400 km to the west, extending to the south coast of Papua peninsula.

Bramble Haven is located 5 km east of Long Reef and 9 km west of the Jomard Channel. Between Bramble Haven and Vanatinai are the small archipelago of Jomard Islands . Bramble Haven is a small, 17 km wide and 11 km long, atoll-like formation. The five most important reefs are concentrated around a rectangular lagoon. The reefs are wide and submerged. The reefs in the northern part of Bramble Haven have five small islands, which are also called Duperré Islands: Punawan (51 ha ), the small Duperre Island, Siva, and Panapwa Awanagamwana.

Bramble Haven stands since 2006 in the category "Mixed objects" that combines both criteria of the cultural and natural heritage, together with the Conflict Group , the Jomard Islands and Samarai and Lunn Island under the name: Milne Bay Seascape (Pacific Jewels of Marine Biodiversity) on the Tentative list of Papua New Guinea for the list in the world heritage of UNESCO .

History

The atoll was named after a Schooner called Bramble Haven shipping in the area in August 5. 1846 have crashed on the reefs. Captain Charles B. Yule, the crew, and scientist Owen Stanley have all perished.

Population

The population of the islands speak Misima-Paneati language. The language belongs to Western Oceanic languages group. Only Punawan island is inhabited, although most of its villagers usually reside on Utian island through the year. The Utian islanders have many gardens for yams, coconuts, and brought cattle to ranch in the island.

References

Duperre Islands Wikipedia


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