When did the British control Papua New Guinea?

The British controlled the southern half of Papua New Guinea from 1884 until the end of World War I. Because Australian troops occupied the region to defend it during World War, it was then handed to Australia, together with Germany's northern half, after World War I.
The British controlled the southern half of Papua New Guinea from 1884 until the end of World War I. Because Australian troops occupied the region to defend it during World War, it was then handed to Australia, together with Germany's northern half, after World War I.