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Dampier Strait

Dampier Strait. 1. Through this passage, having New Britain on the right and the S.W. coast of New Guinea on the left, lies the shortest route from Eastern Australia to China. 2. A channel, 70 miles long, in the North Pacific, between the island of Waygiou and the N.W. extremity of New Guinea.