© 1993

France and the South Pacific since 1940


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Robert Aldrich
    Pages 1-32
  3. Robert Aldrich
    Pages 33-75
  4. Robert Aldrich
    Pages 158-195
  5. Robert Aldrich
    Pages 196-239
  6. Robert Aldrich
    Pages 240-284
  7. Robert Aldrich
    Pages 342-359
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 360-413

About this book


For some, Tahiti, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna are idyllic tropical islands with a French flavour, while for others they represent continuing French colonialism, thwarted independence movements and nuclear testing. This book looks at the realities of the French territories in Oceania, and the former Franco-British condominium of the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu), as well as changing French policy in the region. This study is based on published sources as well as archival material and interviews, and is a sequel to the highly praised The French Presence in the South Pacific, 1842-1940.


colonialism France history Oceania society

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of SydneyAustralia

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