Papua New Guinea
National anthem of Papua New Guinea
O Arise, All You Sons
"O Arise, All You Sons
" is the national anthem of Papua New Guinea. The song was promoted to national anthem when Papua New Guinea became independent on 16 September 1975. The anthem was composed by a former Royal Marine and Australian soldier, Tom Shacklady.
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Map of Papua New Guinea
Basic information on Papua New Guinea
The eastern half of the island of New Guinea - second largest in the world - was divided between Germany (north) and the UK (south) in 1885. The latter area was transferred to Australia in 1902, which occupied the northern portion during World War I and continued to administer the combined areas until independence in 1975. A nine-year secessionist revolt on the island of Bougainville ended in 1997 after claiming some 20,000 lives.
||Oceania, group of islands including the eastern half of the island of New Guinea between the Coral Sea and the South Pacific Ocean, east of Indonesia
||5,795,887 (July 2007 est.)
||noun: Papua New Guinean(s)
adjective: Papua New Guinean
||divided diagonally from upper hoist-side corner; the upper triangle is red with a soaring yellow bird of paradise centered; the lower triangle is black with five, white, five-pointed stars of the Southern Cross constellation centered