A subregion of Oceania extending from the western end of the Pacific Ocean to the Arafura Sea, and eastward to Fiji. The region comprises most of the islands immediately north and northeast of Australia.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Australian Convict Sites Norfolk Island (geographically)
Chief Roi Mata's Domain
East Rennell
Lagoons of New Caledonia
Lorentz National Park


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A connection should:

  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source