Today in History: 27 February 1700


Papua New Guinea: New Britain – Discovered by William Dampier

On this day in 1700, William Dampier became the first known European to discover New Britain. He named the island Nova Britannia

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Britain

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One response to “Today in History: 27 February 1700

  • KOLTIC RAMA

    Please can any one give me the tittle of william dempier’s book which has the detailed accounts of his activities on New Britain, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, Precisely UVOL where he named cape dempier, south coast of Today East New Britain. Thanks.

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