New Hebrides

former country, now Vanuatu

New Hebrides, officially the New Hebrides Condominium (French: Condominium des Nouvelles-Hébrides, lit. "Condominium of the New Hebrides") and named for the Hebrides Scottish archipelago, was the colonial name for the island group in the South Pacific Ocean that is now Vanuatu.[1] In 1980, New Hebrides gained its independence and later became known as the Republic of Vanuatu.

New Hebrides Condominium
Condominium des Nouvelles-Hébrides
1906–1980
Vanuatu on the globe (Polynesia centered).svg
CapitalPort Vila
Common languagesEnglish, French, Bislama
Government
Resident Commisoner 
History 
• Established
20 October 1906
30 July 1980
CurrencyNew Hebrides franc, Australian dollar
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Anglo-French Joint Naval Commission
Vanuatu

ReferencesEdit

  1. Blais, Hélène (2019). "Sharing Colonial Sovereignty? The Anglo-French Experience of the New Hebrides Condominium, 1880s–1930s". In Fichter, James R. (ed.). British and French Colonialism in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. British and French Colonialism in Africa, Asia and the Middle East: Connected Empires across the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Centuries. Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series. Springer International Publishing. pp. 225–247. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-97964-9_10. ISBN 9783319979649. S2CID 201397581.