Bougainville


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Bou·gain·ville

 (bo͞o′gən-vĭl′, bo͞o-găN-vēl′)
A volcanic island of Papua New Guinea in the Solomon Islands of the southwest Pacific Ocean.

Bougainville

(ˈbuːɡənˌvɪl)
n
(Placename) an island in the W Pacific, in Papua New Guinea: the largest of the Solomon Islands: unilaterally declared independence in 1990; occupied by government troops in 1992, and granted autonomy in 2001. Chief town: Kieta. Area: 10 049 sq km (3880 sq miles)

Bougainville

(French buɡɛ̃vil)
n
(Biography) Louis Antoine de (lwi ɑ̃twan də). 1729–1811, French navigator

Bou•gain•ville

(ˈbu gənˌvɪl, bu gənˈvil)

n.
1. Louis Antoine de, 1729–1811, French navigator.
2. the largest of the Solomon Islands, in the W Pacific Ocean: part of Papua New Guinea. 4080 sq. mi. (10,567 sq. km).
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Noun1.Bougainville - French explorer who circumnavigated the globe accompanied by scientists (1729-1811)Bougainville - French explorer who circumnavigated the globe accompanied by scientists (1729-1811)
2.Bougainville - the largest of the Solomon Islands; a province of Papua New Guinea
Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea - a parliamentary democracy on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea; in 1975 it became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations
Solomon Islands - the southern Solomon Islands that since 1978 form an independent state in the British Commonwealth
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However, on the 11th of December we sighted the Pomotou Islands, the old "dangerous group" of Bougainville, that extend over a space of 500 leagues at E.
On the 25th of December the Nautilus sailed into the midst of the New Hebrides, discovered by Quiros in 1606, and that Bougainville explored in 1768, and to which Cook gave its present name in 1773.
After Tasman was another wide sea-stretch to the high island of Bougainville.
All the early voyagers, and especially Bougainville, distinctly state that the wolf-like fox was the only native animal on the island.
Thus it was that, when the Internal Revenue Commission (IRC) was asked to produce certain tax figures in order to facilitate implementation of the agreed financial arrangements for Bougainville, the practical reality was that the IRC does not normally collect or classify the information required on a provincial basis or in ways that can be easily divided or aggregated to identify Bougainville-specific activities and/or amounts (there has previously been neither need nor reason to do so).
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: In 2007, the government of Papua New Guinea, along with the autonomous government of Bougainville, decided to resettle the 2,500 inhabitants of the Carteret atoll and neighboring atolls to the island of Bougainville.
The French explorer de Bougainville settled a colony at Port Louis, Berkeley Sound, in 1764.
Previous positions have included periods with Bougainville Copper Ltd, WMC Resources Ltd and Multiplex Mining.
When the French navigator, Louis Bougainville, re-discovered Quiros' land after 162 years, he wrote 'la terre australe du Saint-Esprit' in his journal on 6 June 1768 (2).
His visit was followed a year later by French explorer Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, whose subsequent account, Voyage autour du monde, described the island as an earthly paradise whose occupants lived free of sophisticated civilisation's corruption.
On Tuesday, I was honored to attend a ceremony presenting Tom Copeland of Athol with a Purple Heart almost seven decades after he was wounded on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands during World War II.
The internationally renowned reefs of the Great Barrier, the Coral Sea, including Marion Reef and Bougainville Reef, which attract divers from all over the world, are the gems of the reserve network.