New Caledonian Tall Stories


University of Queensland Research Seminar Series

Professor Mathias CHAUCHAT presents


New Caledonia is an “internally self-governing territory" of France. This close neighbour of Australia is a diverse and complex Island. The political rules governing the country are so strange that they look almost comical. But this is no laughing matter; New Caledonia's history was often a tragedy. The local government's collegial policy, the existence of a New Caledonian citizenship distinct from the French one and the right to self-determination of New Caledonians have loosened the links with France. New Caledonia is now a distant moon of the French planet…

Time: 12h00 pm, on Friday 7th November 20008

Location: Sir Samuel Griffith Room (1 W-341), Forgan Smith Building, The University of Queensland, St Lucia campus.

The presentation paper is available here: newcaledoniantallstories

Cette conférence a fait l'objet d'une seconde présentation à l'University of Southern Queensland (TOOWOOMBA), le 12 Novembre 2008.