|2 Mars 2012, CAFE HISTORIQUE, Alliance Française, Canberra:
The French invention of Oceania and its regions
"The French invention of Oceania and its regions, by Serge Tcherkezoff (with maps)"
Behind the names that we all know and constantly use, there is a story, often forgotten, sometimes an unfortunate one, and often originating in France. We shall first look at the names for the whole area: South Sea, Pacific, Oceania, then at the various parts: Australia, Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia...