New Hebrides Condominium

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The New Hebrides group lies roughly 500 miles west of Fiji and 250 miles northeast of New Caledonia. The group is administered for some purposes jointly, for others unilaterally, as provided for by Anglo-French Convention of 27 Feb. 1906, ratified 20 Oct. 1906, and a protocol signed at London on 6 Aug. 1914 and ratified on 18 March 1922. The interests of British, French and New Hebrideans, respectively, are protected; the conditions of land-holding in the islands fixed, and the regulation of the recruitment of native labour provided for. Within the islands Great Britain and France are represented by High Commissioners who delegate their powers to Resident Commissioners stationed in the group.

Nouvelles Hébrides


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1973

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