McTaggart, W. Donald
Noumea, with a population of almost 30,000, is the chief town in New Caledonia; it stands on a small peninsula which runs some 9 or 10 kilometres southwards from the mainland, and which ends in the 130 metre high Quen Toro. It is an irregular peninsula, with a very broken coastline, a number of off-shore islands, and pronounced relief. It comprises two main geological formations; in the northern and southern ends of the peninsula itself are beds of phtanite and calcareous rocks of the lower...[Show more]
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