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Samarai Island

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Papua New Guinea

June 2019

ailan/Island Samarai

June 20
Samarai Island Papua New Guinea + Google Map

391 nautical miles to Rabaul - around 17 days sail. Samarai is an island off the south-eastern tip of New Guinea. In the 19th century it came under British rule, including under the authority of so-called "Commonwealth of Australia". New Guinea was inhabited by its Indigenous population for at least 60 thousand years before colonisation. Currently it is artificially divided into Papua New Guinea and West Papua (under Indonesian occupation). "Sorong Samarai, one people, one soul, one destiny" is a…

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