↑«On the North. The South coast of New Guinea from the entrance to the Bensbak River (141º01' E) to Gado-Gadoa Island near its Southeastern extreme (10°38'S, 150º34' E), down this meridian to the 100 fathom line and thence along the Southern edges of Uluma (Suckling) Reef and those extending to the Eastward as far as the Southeast point of Lawik Reef (11°43',5 S, 153°56',5 E) off Tagula Island, thence a line to the Southern extreme of Rennell Island and from its Eastern point to Cape Surville, the Eastern extreme of San Cristobal IsIand, Solomons; thence through Nupani, the Northwestern of the Santa Cruz Islands (l0°04' S, 165°40',5 E) to the Northernmost Island of the Duff or Wilson Group (9º48',5 S, 167º06' E). On the Northeast. From the Northernmost island of the Duff or Wilson Group through these islands to their Southeastern extreme, thence a line to Mera Lava, New Hebrides Islands (14°25' S, 168°03' E) and down the Eastern coasts of the islands of this Group to Aneityum Island (20°11'S, 169°51'E) in such a way that all the islands of these Groups, and the straits separating them, are included in the Coral Sea. On the Southeast. A line from the Southeastern extreme of Aneityum Island to Southeast (Nokanhui) Islets (22°46'S, 167°34'E) off the Southeast extreme of New Caledonia, thence through the East point of Middleton Reef to the Eastern extreme of Elizabeth Reef (29°55'S, 159º02'E) and down this meridian to Latitude 30º South. On the South. The paralleI of 30° South to the Australian Coast. On the West. The Eastern limit of the Arafura Sea (48 h) and the East Coast of Australia as far South as Latitude 30° South.». La traducción al español es propia. La versión original, en inglés, está disponible en línea en el sitio oficial de la «International Hydrographic Organization» en: http://www.iho.int/publicat/free/files/S23_1953.pdf(enlace roto disponible en última versión)..