Australia's Economic Ambitions in French New Caledonia, 1945–1955

  title={Australia's Economic Ambitions in French New Caledonia, 1945–1955},
  author={Stephen Henningham},
  journal={The Journal of Pacific History},
  pages={421 - 439}
  • S. Henningham
  • Published 2 October 2014
  • History, Political Science, Economics
  • The Journal of Pacific History
ABSTRACT From 1945, consistent with its broader South Pacific ambitions, Australia sought to strengthen its economic position in New Caledonia. The leaders of the European-descended ‘Caledonian’ community wanted economic autonomy for the territory and improved trade with Australia. Yet the opportunity proved illusory. France remained committed to imperial preference and economic dominance. Its revival was underwritten by Marshall Plan aid, including in New Caledonia. Australia failed to provide… 
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