from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A French overseas territory in the southwest Pacific Ocean consisting of the island of New Caledonia and several smaller islands. The island of New Caledonia was discovered and named by Capt. James Cook in 1774 and annexed by France in 1853. It was a penal colony from 1864 to 1894. Nouméa is the territorial capital. Population: 222,000.
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- proper n. Overseas territory of France in Oceania. Official name: Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies.
- proper n. A district of the west coast of British North America traded by the Hudson's Bay Company. It became the colony of British Columbia in 1858.
- proper n. A short-lived (1698-1700) Scottish colony in Panama, around Darien (which was renamed New Edinburgh as its capital)
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- n. an island to the to the east of Australia and to the north of New Zealand
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Activated at New Caledonia in the Coral Sea in early 1943, the Thirteenth staged out of tropical jungles on more than forty remote islands, thus earning the nickname the “Jungle Air Force.”
The coasts of New Caledonia are deeply indented, and the island is almost entirely surrounded by an immense madrepore reef, which now retires to some distance from and now approaches close to the shore, but regularly leaves a broad channel of water between itself and the island.
'He told me that at New Caledonia they had reserved inalienably one - tenth of the land for the natives, that the rest would be sold to French colonists of the poor class, no one possessing more than ten acres; that 5,000 convicts would be sent there, and the ticket-of - leave system adopted, and that he thought the worst and most incorrigible characters would be sent to Lifu.
The effort to federate South Africa; the gathering in of the Pacific, involving visits to New Caledonia and Norfolk Island; the Irish girl as empire builder; a meeting with Macaulay; and Prince Alfred at the Cape.
In New Caledonia the sterile woman buys from the medicine man some shapeless puppet, destined to share her couch and to exert its influence in favor of her pregnancy; in Brittany (Corré) a statue of Saint Quignole still exists, in front of which such women as are desirous of children are accustomed to strike their stomachs.
The Australian Government has consistently signalled at the highest levels our strong support for the Matignon Accords peace process in New Caledonia and for the efforts of all involved over the ten year period of the Accords to arrive at a broadly-acceptable settlement on the future of New Caledonia through peaceful negotiation.
We've been very impressed with the way France has managed the issue of New Caledonia since the signing of the Matignon Accord some years ago, decommissioned its nuclear test sites in the Pacific, and signed and ratified the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
'The Bishop so planned the voyage as to run down the wind quickly to the Solomon Islands, and do the real work coming home; not, as usual, beating up in the open water between the Santa Cruz archipelago, Banks Islands and New Hebrides to the east, and New Caledonia to the west.
This, along with small areas of extended continental shelf between Norfolk Island and New Caledonia and between Heard and Kerguelen Islands, as well as those marine areas adjacent to the Australian Antarctic Territory, are the final frontiers for Australian maritime delimitation.
Australia also works closely with the civilian and military French authorities in New Caledonia in providing regional natural disaster relief through the FRANZ Accord.