New Caledonia Colonial Records

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French Colonization (1853-1946)[edit | edit source]

Under orders from Emperor Napoleon III, the French took formal possession on 24 September 1853. In 1946, New Caledonia became an overseas territory for the French. By 1953, French citizenship had been granted to all New Caledonians, regardless of ethnicity. [1]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "New Caledonia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 10 November 2020.