1°43' South
142°50' East
The Wuvulu Research Center for Wuvulu Island and the Other Western Islands of the Bismarck Archipelago, Bismarck Sea, South Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Manus Province.

The Wuvulu Web Site

   . . . is dedicated to the people of the Western Islands of the Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea

Mafufuo... Gutde... Welcome... Bienvenue! 

Wuvulu Island, aerial view from NW - Photo François R. Brenot • Copyright © 1972-2010 by The Wuvulu Research Center • All Rights Reserved -  [Click on photo for larger size image]
Wuvulu Island
, aerial view from NW.  Click photo for larger size image.
The Western Islands
The Western Islands of the Bismarck Archipelago, Bismarck Sea, comprise a group of fourteen distinct small islands and atolls, located west of the Admiralty Islands (Manus Island), Manus Province, Papua New Guinea [map], South Pacific.

The Western Islands include, from west to east:  Wuvulu, Aua, Manu, Awin, Sumasuma, Sama, Ninigo, Pelleluhu, Heina, Liot, Hermit, Sae and the Kaniet islands.
Wuvulu Island, located at latitude 1°43' South and longitude 142°50' East, is the westernmost island of the Bismarck Archipelago.

Purpose of this web site
The principal purpose of this web site is the collection and dissemination of information, documents and materials regarding the Western Islands' history, society, culture and linguistics. Special emphasis is given to bibliographic research and publishing concerning the islands.  It is hoped that this project will contribute to helping the great Western Islanders learn about and respect their past in order to face the challenges that will confront them in the future.

While all efforts are made to insure accuracy, the information contained on the pages of this web site may include errors, omissions or inaccuracies and/or may not be complete and we decline any responsibility for the consequences of its use.  Information may be updated at any time and content can be expected to vary from time to time.

You can help!
If you have any news or information regarding the Western Islands, their history or their people and would like to contribute to this effort, please contact us.

Thank you for your interest and for any assistance you may bring to this project.

The Wuvulu Research Center

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