At the national level, after being ruled by three external powers since 1884, Papua New Guinea established its sovereignty in 1975.
He is a resourceful chap and has done this sort of thing before.'We were fairly certain he would turn up either with a broken leg or dysentery.
But you can be sure my wife will be giving him a severe ticking off.' Mr Allen's agent Jo Sarsby said: 'At 5pm local time Keith Copley, the coordinating director for New Tribe Mission in Papua New Guinea confirmed in writing that Benedict Allen was safe, well and healthy.'He is presently located at a remote airstrip 20 miles northwest of Porgera, Enga Province.'Confirmation on exact location coordinates are now being confirmed in order to arrange evacuation as soon as possible.' Speaking to The Sun, Mr Copley said it will take 'at least a couple of days' for Mr Allen to get to a point where he can be rescued.
Its capital, located along its southeastern coast, is Port Moresby.
The western half of New Guinea forms the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua.
It became an independent Commonwealth realm in 1975 with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and became a member of the Commonwealth of Nations in its own right.
Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world.It's really scary, that he's done this.'I suppose I should have asked for more details but he just made it sound like it's all safe before he went off.He doesn't take modern technology because he thinks it spoils the experience and he can't rely on his knowledge of nature and his abilities because he could always just telephone for a helicopter which is too easy.'To an extent it makes sense, but it is a dangerous way of exploring.' Mrs Pestille said: 'Lenka is being very brave but we are both very cross with him.Or anything else much,' he wrote.'Because this is how I do my journeys of exploration.; Hiri Motu: Papua Niu Gini), officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia.Mrs Allen explained that while her husband has got lost several times in previous expeditions, he has not done anything 'reckless' since settling down and having children.'He has been so careful since I married him.