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Baluan Island

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Baluan Island

Baluan Island
Balaun Island from the air
Map of the Admiralty Islands
Province Manus Province

Baluan Island is the southern most island of the Admiralty Islands group which make up the majority of Manus Province in Papua New Guinea. It belongs to the Pam Islands sub group. It is formed from an extinct volcano. The crater of the volcano can be seen from the top of the island.

The main foods on the island are fish and vegetables grown on the perfect growing volcanic soil.

The most famous Baluan person was Sir Paliau Moloat (1893-1991), who was elected as the First National Member of Assembly for Manus Province in 1964. He died in 1991 and is buried on Baluan.

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