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{Per Press Association—Copyright) MELBOURNE, April 30.

E eports are current of the discovery of petroleum wells in that portion of New Guinea formerly held by the Gernnins. According to these reports, .parties of American and Australian experts who visited the Pacific River in 1913 and 1914, discovered evidences of extensive oilfields, extending inland for 40 miles. In one place oil was bubbling from the rocks, and the river was covered for miles with heavy, crude oil. The • discoveries were reported in 1914 to the ' Federal Government, which, however, declines to make any announcement on the subject.

Mr Glynn denies all knowledge of the alleged discovery of large flows of petroleum in LPapua, though he says he received a report some time ago that oil seepages had been found in German New Guinea.

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OILFIELD DISCOVERED., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9599, 1 May 1919

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OILFIELD DISCOVERED. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9599, 1 May 1919

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