New Hebrides


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New Hebrides

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New Hebrides

pl n
(Placename) the former name (until 1980) of Vanuatu
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Va•nu•a•tu

(ˌvɑ nuˈɑ tu)

n.
a republic consisting of a group of islands in the SW Pacific, W of Fiji: formerly under joint British and French administration; gained independence in 1980. 189,036; ab. 4707 sq. mi. (12,190 sq. km). Cap.: Vila. Formerly, New Hebrides.
Va`nu•a′tu•an, adj., n.
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Noun1.New Hebrides - a volcanic island republic in MelanesiaNew Hebrides - a volcanic island republic in Melanesia; independent since 1980
Melanesia - the islands in the southwestern part of Oceania
capital of Vanuatu, Port Vila, Vila - capital of Vanuatu
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References in classic literature ?
On the 25th of December the Nautilus sailed into the midst of the New Hebrides, discovered by Quiros in 1606, and that Bougainville explored in 1768, and to which Cook gave its present name in 1773.
Patrick, passed close to Tikopia, one of the New Hebrides. There a Lascar came alongside in a canoe, sold him the handle of a sword in silver that bore the print of characters engraved on the hilt.
All through the New Hebrides and the Solomons and up among the atolls on the Line, during this period under a tropic sun, rotten with malaria, and suffering from a few minor afflictions such as Biblical leprosy with the silvery skin, I did the work of five men.
I remember one, a calcined Scotchman from the New Hebrides. It was a great drinking.
We blackbirded from the New Hebrides and the Line Islands over to the westward clear through the Louisades, New Britain, New Ireland, and New Hanover.
Ninety individual animals were investigated and ingestion of plastic ranged from 50% in the New Hebrides Trench to 100% at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.
The belief that Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, was indeed the travelling son was reinforced in 1974 when he and the Queen made an official visit to the New Hebrides.
The Gilbert Islands, complicated by disputes over the phosphate island of Banaba, took four years more to emerge as Kiribati, and in 1980 even the Anglo-French condominium of New Hebrides became Vanuatu.
Buxton, "The depolution of the new hebrides and other parts of Melanesia," Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol.
Andrew Stuart, ex-governor of Vanuatu, relates the interesting differences between the British and French attitudes to giving independence to the New Hebrides. Be prepared for humour and mildly scandalous storiesl Venue: Canford School, Dorset.
In the mid-nineteenth century Melanesians--the 'blackbirds'--went from the Solomon Islands and especially Vanuatu (then the New Hebrides) to work overseas mainly in the cane fields of Queensland.
Carl (1915) described female specimens collected from Malo, New Hebrides as the subspecies Megacrania batesi speiseri.