Tabar Island

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Tabar Island is an island of the Tabar Group of Papua New Guinea, located to the east of New Ireland. It is inhabited by the Tabar people.[1] Carl Emil Pettersson, a Swedish sailor who was shipwrecked and landed on the island in 1904, became its king (nicknamed "Strong Charly") after his marriage to the daughter of a local chief.[2]


  1. ^ Slone, Thomas H. (1 September 2001). One Thousand One Papua New Guinean Nights: Folktales from Wantok Newspapers: Volume 1 Tales from 1972-1985. Masalai Press. p. 148. ISBN 978-0-9714127-0-5. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Weidermann, Volker (16 May 2004). "Pippi Langstrumpfs Vater: Knallkuß aus einer fernen Welt". Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 22 January 2013. 

Coordinates: 2°55′S 152°01′E / 2.917°S 152.017°E / -2.917; 152.017