Austral Islands


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Aus·tral Islands

 (ô′strəl) also Tu·bu·a·i Islands (to͞o-bwä′ē, to͞o′bo͞o-ī′)
An island group of southern French Polynesia in the southern Pacific Ocean south of Tahiti. Visited by Capt. James Cook in 1769 and 1777, the islands were annexed by France in 1889.

Austral Islands

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(Placename) another name for the Tubuai Islands
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Noun1.Austral Islands - a chain of small islands in French PolynesiaAustral Islands - a chain of small islands in French Polynesia
French Oceania, French Polynesia - a French overseas possession in the South Pacific
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A wooden stool once in his collection, made for a Rurutu chief in the Austral Islands, French Polynesia, sold for $386,500 at Sotheby's New York in 2008.
minutior records for 56 geographic areas (countries, island groups, major Caribbean islands, and US states), including several for which I found no previously published records: Austral Islands, Barbados, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Honduras, Iles Eparses, Jamaica, Madagascar, and Mayotte (Tables 1 and 2).
However, they were quick to point out, it is a custom still practiced in the Austral Islands and by people with Austral Island ancestry who live in Tahiti and other islands of French Polynesia.
These locations are not projected to experience bleaching events annually until five or more years later than the median year of 2040, with one reef location in the Austral Islands of French Polynesia protected from the onset of annual coral bleaching conditions until 2056," he stated.
Recent observations of fishing, the ethnohistoric literature, the archaeological fishing tool kit, marine environments adjacent to the site, and the fish bone assemblage were considered to understand fishing strategies on the makatea island of Rurutu, Austral Islands, French Polynesia.
Objects displayed here representing its meaning include the 'enigmatic A' figure from the Austral Islands and a feather god head from Hawaii.
Species of this cosmopolitan genus also occur in three other Polynesian hot-spot archipelagos: the Marquesas, the Austral Islands and Society Islands.