Loyalty Islands

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Loyalty Islands,

coral group (1989 pop. 17,900), S Pacific, a part of the French overseas territory of New CaledoniaNew Caledonia,
Fr. Nouvelle Calédonie, officially Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies, internally self-governing dependency of France (2015 est. pop. 269,000), land area 7,241 sq mi (18,760 sq km), South Pacific, c.700 mi (1,130 km) E of Australia.
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. The group comprises three islands (Lifou, Maré, and Ouvéa) and many islets and has a total land area of c.800 sq mi (2,070 sq km). The chief exports are coconuts and copra.

Loyalty Islands


(Loyauté) a group of coral islands and reefs in the Pacific Ocean (Melanesia), 100 km east of the French possession of New Caledonia, of which it is part. Area, 2,072 sq km. Population, about 14,000 (1963). Coconuts are grown on the islands, and copra is exported.

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In Chapter 3 Sand turns to the corpus of new field data accumulated by his research team, with a detailed analysis of the "eco-geography" of the various Lapita sites distributed throughout the Loyalty Islands and La Grande Terre.
A receptionist at a hotel in Ouvea in the Loyalty Islands said there was no immediate sign of damage.
The interest shown by the Drueulu group in family planning and health-oriented initiatives resulted from a combination of factors: the arrival of a French woman doctor interested in working with the group; (27) the choice of two Kanak women from Lifou, trained nurses, to head the Sanitary Education Section in Loyalty Islands Province; the controversial establishment of a Provincial Women's Rights Office; and the visibility that the Women's Group has attained in recent years.
I am deeply grateful to the Kanak women of Drueulu, to the women of the Loyalty Islands Provincial Women's Rights Office, especially Denise Kacatr, and to the women of the former Conseil des femmes mrlanrsiennes de Nouvelle Calddonie, in particular Marie-Claire Beboko-Beccalossi who helped my project in many ways.
Drueulu is on the west coast of Lifou, the largest of the Loyalty Islands, which lie about 100 km east of the Grande Terre, 'main island', of New Caledonia (see Map 5).
For Queensland, like other Pacific recruiting centres, the principal recruiting areas were the Loyalty Islands up to 1866, the Loyalty Islands and the New Hebrides from 1867 to 1872, the northern New Hebrides and southern Solomon Islands from 1873 to 1877, and then the northern New Hebrides, Santa Cruz and the southern Solomons from 1878 to 1882.
It is wonderful to have such a lovely ship to explore these fantastic places like the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, etc.
Royal Caribbean's South Pacific Islands trip has a three-night stay in Sydney followed by a cruise on Voyager of the Seas to Suva, Fiji's capital, another Fijian city, Lautoka, and Lifou, one of the Loyalty Islands.
One year there was even a race from Noumea to the Loyalty Islands Group off the north-east coast of New Caledonia in which I took time to sail.
Her study, secondly, is confined to the main island and she never casts a glance towards the Loyalty Islands, which are also a part of New Caledonia.