PMC Seminar series: Lead-up to the independence referendum for New Caledonia

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French soldiers on parade on Bastille Day in Noumea, New Caledonia, last week. Image: Lee Duffield/PMC

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Friday, July 27, 2018 – 16:30 18:00

LEAD-UP TO THE INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM FOR NEW CALEDONIA
Has 30 years of preparation under the Matignon Accords, signed in Paris, allowed New Caledonia to vote on independence this year on November 4 in full confidence? Dr Lee Duffield, an experienced Australian journalist and researcher, attended this year’s Bastille Day celebrations in Noumea. He says it might have been the last time the French National Day, July 14, would be officially commemorated in New Caledonia. Hear his report on the current independence debate after his conversations with leading figures in Noumea and people in the street.

Who: Dr Lee Duffield, research associate of the Pacific Media Centre

When: Friday, July 27, 2018 4.30pm-6pm

Where: Sir Paul Reeves Building, Auckland University of Technology,
City Campus Room, WG903A

Contact: Dr David Robie

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