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From 'primitive' to contemporary: a story of Kanak art in New Caledonia

Graille, Caroline


In New Caledonia, the late 1980s saw the emergence of new cultural institutions and development programs dedicated to the indigenous Melanesian people of the Territory. After their struggle for immediate political independence failed in the mid-1980s, New Caledonia’s indigenous Kanak people obtained French recognition of their cultural identity through the 1988 Matignon Accord. The French Government subsequently implemented new measures both to preserve the Kanak cultural heritage and encourage...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2001
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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