Loyalty Islands

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Loy·al·ty Islands

A group of coral islands of the southwest Pacific Ocean northeast of New Caledonia, of which they are an administrative division.
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The quake's epicentre was 136 km (84 miles) southwest of Isangel in Vanuatu and 147 km north-east of Tadine, in the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, the USGS said in a bulletin.
A receptionist at a hotel in Ouvea in the Loyalty Islands said there was no immediate sign of damage.
Loyalty Islands Loyalty Islands, part of the French territory of New Caledonia, is on the receiving end of a one-two punch from mother nature.
Though infrequently encountered, the taxa may actually be diverse and abundant within this area, which encompasses all of the Indochina and Malay peninsulas, the Philippines, Palau, the Island of Borneo and Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon and Santa Cruz Islands, Vanuatu, and Fiji; it excludes Taiwan, Australia, New Caledonia, and the Loyalty Islands.
Thursday at the epicenter, which was southeast of New Caledonia's far-flung Loyalty Islands.
East of the main island (Grande Terre) of New Caledonia are the Loyalty Islands, the largest of which is the centrally located Lifou (1200[km.
On all the Loyalty Islands this time period saw a noticeable reduction of outside contacts and influences, accompanied by the development of mainly local cultural traits (Sand 1998) and decrease in the amount of imported material.
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.
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.
At the beginning of the first millennium AD, major signs of stress on the land started to appear in the smaller islands, leading to a near collapse in regional exchange-networks, especially between the Grande Terre and the Loyalty Islands, as if each political region were closing its frontiers.
The excavations of the last few years on Grande Terre, in the Loyalty Islands and on Ile des Pins throw new light on the early ceramic chronology.