Perth Attractions
Oceania

Perth Attractions and Tourist

Perth Attractions Swan Bells Swan Bells is a bell game with eighteen large clocks mounted in an 85 meter high glass and copper tower, and has become one of Perth’s major tourist attractions since its opening in 2000. Twelve of the bells were a gift from England and can be traced back to the 1300’s. […]

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Oceania

Vanuatu 2006

Yearbook 2006 Vanuatu. In March, the opposition tried to trap the government through a vote of no confidence. The government then accused the opposition of “creating political instability” and threatened to present a motion that would prohibit opposition members from participating in parliamentary meetings for the remainder of 2006. However, the prosecutor should have urged […]

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Oceania

Tuvalu 2006

Yearbook 2006 Tuvalu. In the August 3 election, eight of Parliament’s fifteen members lost their seats, according to CountryAAH, major public holidays in Tuvalu include Independence Day (October 1) and New Year (January 1). Among them all government members except Prime Minister Maatia Toafa. He tried to remain seated by getting new MPs on his […]

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Oceania

Tonga 2006

Yearbook 2006 Tonga. In February, Tonga got its first non-noble prime minister, the people-elected former Labor and Trade Minister Feleti Sevele. According to CountryAAH, major public holidays in Tonga include Independence Day (June 4) and New Year (January 1). Crown Prince Tupouto’a, who reigned while the sick King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV was cared for abroad, […]

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Oceania

Solomon Islands 2006

Yearbook 2006 Solomon Islands. After the violence of recent years, the parliamentary elections in April were conducted under calm conditions. According to CountryAAH, major public holidays in Solomon Islands include Independence Day (July 7) and New Year (January 1). The choice was correct and fair. The government under Allan Kemakeza suffered defeat, and the majority […]

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Oceania

Samoa 2006

Yearbook 2006 Samoa. At the March parliamentary elections, the ruling HRPP (Human Rights Protection Party) increased its majority, taking 33 out of 49 seats. According to CountryAAH, major public holidays in Samoa include Independence Day (June 1) and New Year (January 1). The opposition party SDUP (Samoa Democratic United Party) was given ten seats and […]

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Oceania

Palau 2006

Yearbook 2006 Palau. In September, Palau received more than $ 4 million in aid from Taiwan, which the country has recognized politically since 2002. The money, which would go to, among other things, road repairs and other infrastructure, was given in connection with Palau hosting the first Taiwan-six summit island states in Oceania. According to […]

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Oceania

New Zealand 2006

Yearbook 2006 New Zealand. On August 15, Maori Queen Dame Te Atairangikaahu passed away after over 40 years on the throne. The week after, Moorish elders appointed her son Tuheitia Paki as new king. He thus became the seventh Moorish monarch since 1858. The monarchy has no formal political power in the N., but it […]

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Oceania

Nauru 2006

Yearbook 2006 Nauru. During the year, the country’s government tried to get Australia to solve the problem of two lone Iraqi refugees held by a neighboring detention camp for five years in Nauru. In 2005, Australia moved almost all asylum seekers from the disputed camp, but the two Iraqis were allowed to stay and Nauru […]

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Oceania

Micronesia 2006

Yearbook 2006 Micronesia Federation. In August, the US government’s representative for contacts with Micronesia urged the country to promote growth before the free association agreement expires in 2023. The agreement provides Micronesia with significant financial assistance from the United States each year. At a meeting on the appropriations, US Representative David Cohen said that Micronesia […]

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Oceania

Marshall Islands 2006

Yearbook 2006 Marshall Islands. According to CountryAAH, major public holidays in Marshall Islands include Independence Day (May 1) and New Year (January 1). The US government’s representative for contacts with the Marshall Islands in August urged the country to promote growth before the Compact of Free Association expires in 2023. The agreement provides the Marshall […]

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Oceania

Kiribati 2006

Yearbook 2006 Kiribati. According to CountryAAH, major public holidays in Kiribati include Independence Day (July 12) and New Year (January 1). Kiribati will create the world’s third largest marine protection area. The announcement of the country’s president, Anote Tong, at the UN Conference on Biological Diversity held in Brazil in March 2006. The protected marine […]

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Oceania

Fiji 2006

Yearbook 2006 Fiji. A military coup was carried out in Fiji on December 5. Commander Frank Bainimarama overthrew the elected prime minister, Laisenia Qarase, issued a state of emergency, dissolved Parliament and appointed himself interim president. According to CountryAAH, major public holidays in Fiji include Independence Day (October 10) and New Year (January 1). Bainimarama […]

Oceania Arts
Oceania

Oceania Arts

Arts in Oceania Also geographically geographical, Micronesia, Polynesia and Melanesia constitute their region, each with its characteristic features and artistic expression according to Countryaah. Oceanic art is generally incorporated under the concept of tribal art (older term “primitive art”) and is mainly of a religious nature. Creation myths, ancestral worship and initiation and fertility rites […]