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The first people arrived about 33,000 years ago on the beautiful island of New Ireland. They came from former Papua New Guinea. The arrival of the Lapita people happened the same year. There are three distinct cultural traditions that come from the people of New Ireland: Kabai, Malagan, and Tumbuan. Besides New Guineans, the Dutch sailors William Schouten and Jacob Le Maire were the first Europeans to arrive on the island in 1616. Philip Carteret and Louis Antoine de Bougainville came to the island on 6th July 1768. In the 19th century, the Whaling ships were often coming to the beautiful island of New Ireland to get wood, water, and provisions. In the 1870s and 1880s, a French nobleman ( Marquis de Rays) attempted to establish a French Colony. Four ill-fated expeditions were sent by him to the island and caused the death of 123 settlers. The name of the island was Neumecklenburg from 1885 to 1914 since it was a part of German New Guinea. After World war 1 the island was given to Australia and they renamed the island New Ireland.

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