Tag Archives: Tahiti

“Hijacking decolonisation”: French Polynesia at the UN

“In a historic decision, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on 17 May to reinscribe French Polynesia on the UN list of non-self-governing territories. The resolution, sponsored by Solomon Islands, Nauru and Tuvalu with support from Vanuatu, Samoa … Continue reading

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Matt Matsuda Pacific History conversation (27 November 2012)

The Department of Pacific and Asian History is sponsoring a largely informal “conversation” with Professor Matt Matsuda of Rutgers University on the morning of Tuesday 27 November (venue tba), prior to his participation in the RSAP Annual Symposium. Prof Matsuda … Continue reading

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FIFO Tahiti (11-17 February 2013)

The 10th edition of the International Festival of documentary Films in Oceania (FIFO, Festival International du Film documentaire Océanien) will take place from 11-17 February 2013 in Papeete (Tahiti – French Polynesia). For more, visit fifo-tahiti.com or contact the FIFO-Tahiti … Continue reading

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Pacific Symposium at the ANU (16-17 October 2012)

16-17 October 2012, ANU Centre for European Studies, Canberra The École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Canberra (EHESS @ ANU) and the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and ANU Centre for European Studies are hosting this … Continue reading

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Transit of Venus (6 June 2012 in the Western Pacific)

Public Lecture, 5 June at the ANU. “On Wednesday 6 June 2012* the planet Venus will transit in front of the Sun. This will not happen again for another 105 years, and fortunately Australia is in a prime location to … Continue reading

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Cook returns to the high seas for Venus

Dr Alex Cook, from the ANU School of History (CASS) is on a voyage to Lord Howe Island aboard a replica of Captain Cook’s HMB Endeavour to observe the Transit of Venus on 6 June. Dr Cook, no relation to … Continue reading

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