Basilaki Island

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Louisiade Archipelago

Basilaki Island is an island in the Louisiade Archipelago in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. It is located at the eastern end of the New Guinea mainland. Its area is 100 km2.

First recorded sighting by Europeans was by the Spanish expedition of Luís Vaez de Torres on 18 July 1606, that charted it as San Buenaventura (Saint Bonaventure in Spanish).[1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coello, Francisco "Notas sobre los planos de las bahias descubiertas en el año 1606 en las islas de Espiritú Santo y de Nueva Guinea, que dibujo el capitán Don Diego de Prado y Tovar, en igual fecha"" Boletín de Sociedad Geográfica de Madrid, t.IV. 1º semestre 1878, Madrid, p.67
  2. ^ Sharp, Andrew The discovery of the Pacific Islands Oxford, 1960, p.66.
  3. ^ Brand, Donald D. The Pacific Basin: A History of its Geographical Explorations The American Geographical Society, New York, 1967, p.137.

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Coordinates: 10°37′S 151°00′E / 10.617°S 151.000°E / -10.617; 151.000