posted by Anonymous .
Was Australia settled first or New Guinea? I had a test in which I was asked about, and it said that Australia was settled first, and then rest of the Pacific Islands. I thought that Australia and New Zealand were settled at approximately the same time.
Australia was settled at least 50,000 years ago.
New Guinea was settled about 60,000 years ago.
I think you are right and your test is wrong.
The correct answer on my test said that Australia was settled first and then New Guinea and the rest of the Pacific Islands. Was the test wrong?