Series 267 - Stephen Henningham's research papers relating to France in the Pacific

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Stephen Henningham's research papers relating to France in the Pacific


  • 1956 - 1995 (Creation)

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3.1 m (17 boxes)

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(1950 -)

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Stephen Charles Henningham holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in history from the University of New South Wales and a PhD (1978) in South Asian Studies from the Australian National University. He taught at Monash University and the University of Melbourne before starting a career as a diplomat with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1982. In 1988 he returned to the ANU as a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Pacific and South East Asian History where his research focussed on the French Pacific. He was Vice-Consul and Deputy Head of Post in Noumea 1982-1985; Analyst in the Office of National Assessments, South Pacific 1986 - 1988, and Western Europe 1995; Director, South Pacific Bilateral Section 1995 - 1997; Deputy High Commissioner in Port Moresby 1997-2000; Chief Negotiator in the Peace Monitoring Group in Bougainville 2000-2001; Consul General Ho Chi Minh City 2001-2007. He is High Commissioner to Samoa (2011 - ) and Director, Fiji and Strongim Gavman Program Section, a position he has held since June 2007.

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Research papers and newspaper clippings mainly relating to France's role in the Pacific Islands. Countries include New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, French Polynesia and Tahiti.


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  • English

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Prepared by Karina Taylor 1 October 2009


  • English



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