Kaiser-Wilhelmsland

Kaiser-Wilhelmsland was the name given to the north-eastern part of the New Guinea mainland, while under Germany's control between 1884 until 1914, when it was conquered by Australian troops. With the Bismarck Archipelago it formed German New Guinea.

It was named after Wilhelm II, who was the German Emperor and King of Prussia at the time. After Germany's defeat, Kaiser-Wilhemsland was combined with British New Guinea to form Papua New Guinea under an Australian protectorate.

The colony was dominated by the German New Guinea Company, and between 1884 and 1899 was actually administered by the company.

The main commercial and missionary centres were Friedrich Wilhelmshafen (now Madang) and Alexishafen.

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Political division of New Guinea

Geography
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Location Island north of Australian continent
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Anthem
"Das Lied der Deutschen" (third stanza)
also called "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit"
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Anthem
Advance Australia Fair [1]


Capital Canberra

Largest city Sydney
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Bismarck Archipelago is a group of islands off the northeastern coast of New Guinea in the western Pacific Ocean and part of Papua New Guinea.

Geography

The Bismarck archipelago includes mostly volcanic islands spread into 4 provinces with an area of 49.
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German New Guinea (Ger. Deutsch-Neuguinea) was a former German protectorate from 1884 to 1914, consisting of the northeastern part of New Guinea and several nearby island groups. German New Guinea is now entirely part of Papua New Guinea.
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William II
German Emperor, King of Prussia

In this photo of William, his right hand is holding the withered one, concealing it.
Reign 15 June 1888 – 9 November 1918
Born 27 January 1859(
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Prussia (German: [1]; Latin: Borussia, Prutenia; Latvian: Prūsija
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The Territory of Papua was a de facto Australian possession comprising the southeastern quarter of the island of New Guinea, existing from roughly 1902 to 1949.
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Motto
Unity in diversity[1]
Anthem
O Arise, All You Sons[2]


Capital Port Moresby

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The German New Guinea Company (German: Deutsche Neuguinea-Kompagnie) was a German Chartered Company which exploited insular territory in and near present Papua New Guinea.
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Madang
 Madang,
Papua New Guinea


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Madang is a province on the northern coast of mainland Papua New Guinea. The province has many of the country's highest peaks, active volcanoes and its biggest mix of languages. The capital is the town of Madang.
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The Prefecture Apostolic of Kaiserwilhelmsland was a missionary jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Church in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century Church.[1]

The first Catholic missionaries arrived in August 1896.
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Netherlands New Guinea was the official name of Western New Guinea while it was a colonial possession of the Netherlands. It was commonly known as Dutch New Guinea. It is currently Indonesia's two easternmost provinces, Papua and West Irian Jaya (administered as one single
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Unserdeutsch ("Our German"), or Rabaul Creole German, is a German-based creole language spoken primarily in Papua New Guinea and the northeast of Australia. It was formed among the New Guinean children residing in a German-run orphanage.
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