Source: https://www.metmuseum.org/ 1906 – Australia assumes administration of British holdings in New Guinea. 1906 – Britain and France establish joint rule over Vanuatu, then called the New Hebrides. 1907/8 – Pablo Picasso purchases two New Caledonian wood figures. While African art has a stronger influence on modernist works than that of Oceania, Picasso’s personal collection eventually contains a […]
☞ page Standard ‡ Colonialism in Melanesia, History of Melanesia, Western Colonialism Length:±  words., and modified on May 30th, 2018.
Melanesia is a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean and forms, together with Micronesia and Polynesia, one of the three cultural areas of Oceania. Melanesia includes New Guinea, the Torres Strait Islands of northern Australia, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, and the Fiji Islands. The name Melanesia derives from Greek words meaning black islands […]