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When did Louis Antoine de Bougainville discover?

When did Louis Antoine de Bougainville discover?

Bougainville went northwest through the South Pacific and by the end of March 1768 he discovered islands in the archipelago of Tuamoto, now French Polynesia. Continuing he landed on Tahiti which he found had been discovered eight months earlier in 1767 by the Englishman Samuel Wallis.

When did Bougainville reach Tahiti?

Commissioned by the French government to circle the Earth in a voyage of exploration, Bougainville put to sea in December 1766, accompanied by naturalists and other scientists. After passing through the Strait of Magellan, he went northwest through the South Pacific and visited Tahiti.

Who founded Bougainville?

The first settlers of Bougainville were Melanesians, likely related to present-day Papuans and Aboriginal Australians. Approximately 3,000 years ago, a wave of Austronesian peoples arrived in Bougainville, bringing with them the Lapita culture.

In what year did Bougainville become the first province to establish their interim provincial government?

On May 17, 1990, Bougainville declared its independence officially for the second time, from PNG and established the Bougainville Interim Government (BIG). In April 1991 the PNG army, taking advantage of the hardships caused by the blockade, re-invaded Bougainville.

What was Louis Antoine Bougainville awarded?

Having distinguished himself in the war against Britain, Bougainville was rewarded with the Cross of St Louis and promoted to colonel.

What are people from Bougainville called?

Present-day Bougainvilleans are descended from a mixture of the two populations, and both Austronesian and non-Austronesian languages are spoken to this day. In 1616, Dutch explorers Willem Schouten and Jacob Le Maire became the first Europeans to sight the islands.

What started the Bougainville civil war?

Conflict began to emerge from the start of mining operations at Panguna. Many of the local landowners were opposed to the mine because it attracted an influx of workers from other parts of PNG.

What is the capital of Bougainville?

Buka Island
While the region is now known as the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, before that it was called the Northern Solomons Province. The two largest islands are Bougainville Island and Buka Island. The administrative capital is Buka.

Did Bougainville get independence?

A non-binding independence referendum was held in Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea, between 23 November and 7 December 2019. The referendum question was a choice between greater autonomy within Papua New Guinea and full independence; voters voted overwhelmingly (98.31%) for independence.

How did Bougainville war end?

The BRA subsequently undertook retaliatory action in northern Bougainville and on Buka. Chan decided to abandon attempts at peace, and on 21 March 1996, approved the lifting of the ceasefire on Bougainville.