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PNG, short for Papua New Guinea, is located at the top of the Australian State called Queensland. Papua New Guinea consists of the eastern half of the Island of New Guinea plus the islands of New Britain, New Ireland and other smaller islands including Bougainville.



Human remains have been found on the island of New Guinea, dated around 60,000 years old. These ancient inhabitants probably originated from South East Asia, establishing a simple civilisation based on agriculture. Little was known by outsiders about the island until the 19th century, although European explorers discovered the island in the 16th century. The country was named in the 19th century: the word Papua is derived from a Malay word describing the frizzy Melanesian hair, and New Guinea was the name given by a Spanish explorer because of the population's resemblance to that of Guinea in Africa. The northern half of the country came into German hands in the late 19th century as German New Guinea. In World War I, it was occupied by the Australians who also administered the southern part as Papua (formerly British New Guinea). The two territories were combined into the Territory of Papua and New Guinea, later simply Papua New Guinea. Independence was achieved from Australia in 1975. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papua_New_Guinea

Web Design and Web Space


When it comes to having a PNG presence on the World Wide Web it can be a real dilemma as to how you go about it. If you want a .PG domain name then you must be a registered company and apply through the University of Technology in Lae for your domain name. If you are happy having a .COM rather than a .COM.PG then you can register your name for around US$10 per year and along with that you can buy space for as little as US$5 per month. Visit the PNG Web Host web site for more information. If you want a really good site designed then contact CyberMasta by visiting his portfolio site at -- CyberMasta Portfolio