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This is primarily used for improving education, health infrastructure, economic governance and law. Teacher training and construction of schools are also key aspects of the program. Australian visitors are the mainstay of Vanuatu’s tourism industry, accounting for more than 60 per cent of all tourists. Australia has a High Commissioner based in the Vanuatan capital, Port Vila; Vanuatu has a Consulate in Sydney. Wallis and Futuna WALLIS AND FUTUNA, OVERSEAS COLLECTIVITY OF FRANCE are three islands in There this French territory: Wallis, Futuna and Alofi.

Wallis and Futuna WALLIS AND FUTUNA, OVERSEAS COLLECTIVITY OF FRANCE are three islands in There this French territory: Wallis, Futuna and Alofi. requested French protection. Agreements were reached with the leaders of Wallis in 1887 and Alofi is uninhabited, its population Futuna the following year. believed eaten by cannibals in the Islanders were able to travel to 1800s. The islands are located New Caledonia to work. Wallis between Tuvalu, Fiji, Tonga and and Futuna became a full French Samoa in the south Pacific.

Eventually a joint British–French naval commission took control of the islands from 1887. It became the civilian Anglo-French Condominium in 1906, jointly administered by both countries. Surprisingly, the arrangement worked reasonably well, at least for Europeans. Cargo cult military bases were established on the Allied islands during World War II. The apparent affluence of the American service personnel greatly impressed the indigenous peoples. This led to a movement known as the John Frum Cargo Cult.

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