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New Guinea Exploration

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ON March 15 last a private exploring Expedition, commanded by Mr. Theodore Bevan, left Thursday Island for New Guinea in the steamer Victory, which had been placed for six weeks at Mr. Bevan's disposal by Mr. Robert Philp, the owner. Mr. Bevan's object in undertaking this expedition was to ascertain whether it was possible to reach the mountains in the interior of New Guinea by means of the Aird or other large rivers flowing into the Gulf of Papua, and to establish, if possible, friendly relations with the natives in the neighbourhood of the gulf, with the view of paving the way for future explorations.

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