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Specters of Violence in a Colonial Context: New Caledonia, 1917

Adrian Muckle


During 1917–1918, war ravaged the hill country north of New Caledonia's main island, the Grande terre. Occurring sixty-four years after France's 1853 annexation of New Caledonia and in the midst of the Great War of 1914–1918, the conflict was known by the mid-twentieth century as “the last of the kanak revolts.” It represented to many—until the “events” of the 1980s—the final pacification of Kanak (the indigenous people of New Caledonia). This is the first comprehensive history of the 1917–1918 War, which involved the French army, European settlers, and Kanak. In three parts, it addresses the ... More

Keywords: New Caledonia, Kanak, pacification, indigenous people, 1917–1918 War, French army, European settlers, colonialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780824835095
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824835095.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adrian Muckle, author
Victoria University of Wellington