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New Caledonia (2003)

September 10th 2003
New Caledonia (or Nouvelle Calédonie) was my first trip overseas and I was in Year 8 (2003). The trip was a week long and I shared a room with Ilsa in my host family's house (Pierre and Régine). Most of the trip was spent in Nouméa, however we did go to Amédée on one of the days. My journal was written in French as an assignment when we got back to Melbourne, so most of the spelling and gra ... read more
Oceania » New Caledonia » South Province » Noumea

New Caledonian Flag Settled by both Britain and France during the first half of the 19th century, the island was made a French possession in 1853. It served as a penal colony for four decades after 1864. Agitation for independence during the 1980s and early 1990s has di... ... read more
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