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D Entrecasteaux Islands
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Milne Bay is the easternmost inlet on the coast of Papua New Guinea and gives good access to coral reefs and diving. The Gummi River runs into the Bay which has plantations on its south and west shores while the north shore is steep and rugged. Alotau is the capital of the Milne Bay Province located on the north shore of the Bay. The Bay contains many islands and there are seven groups of islands offshore, the Trobriand Islands, Woodlark, Laughlan Islands, Louisiade Archipelago, the Conflict Group, the Samarai Group and the D Entrecasteaux Islands.
Originally charted in 1606 by the Spanish it was named in 1873 by the British navigator Captain John Moresby. During WW2 it was a base for the Japanese and later an allied base following a battle fought in August 1942. Over the years, Milne Bay Province has been visited by missionaries, miners, traders in pearls, scientists and Japanese and American warships. During the war Milne Bay was a base for the Japanese and then became a huge Allied naval base through which hundreds of thousands of servicemen passed.
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