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French Polynesia, Gambier Islands - Island hopping with Honey
French Polynesia, Gambier Islands - Island hopping with Honey
Published: 2014/04/11
Channel: cocohoneytahiti
Our visit to the Gambier Islands
Our visit to the Gambier Islands
Published: 2013/07/13
Channel: bluemarble2013
Ep. 19 French Polynesia: The Gambier Islands
Ep. 19 French Polynesia: The Gambier Islands
Published: 2017/01/11
Channel: Neil & Jessie s/v The Red Thread
Gambier Island - French Polynesia
Gambier Island - French Polynesia
Published: 2010/07/30
Channel: THEWORLDOFTRAVEL
A Taste of the Gambiers
A Taste of the Gambiers
Published: 2015/07/28
Channel: Team Giddyup
Landing at Totegegie, Gambier Islands, French Polynesia
Landing at Totegegie, Gambier Islands, French Polynesia
Published: 2010/07/12
Channel: David Morrison
The Zen of Gambier Island
The Zen of Gambier Island
Published: 2016/04/14
Channel: Kite Dominik
Gambier Islands - French Polynesia
Gambier Islands - French Polynesia
Published: 2010/07/30
Channel: Travelcontent
Gambier Island Storm of August 29, 2015
Gambier Island Storm of August 29, 2015
Published: 2015/09/03
Channel: Jeffrey Groberman
Gambier Island ---- Vancouver
Gambier Island ---- Vancouver's Wild Island Neighbour
Published: 2014/05/29
Channel: Bob Turner
Mount Killam on Gambier Island, BC - Hiking Video
Mount Killam on Gambier Island, BC - Hiking Video
Published: 2017/05/02
Channel: Live On the Sunshine Coast
Sailaway - Gambier Islands, Sth Australia Community Race
Sailaway - Gambier Islands, Sth Australia Community Race
Published: 2017/07/22
Channel: n01487477
Gambier Island (April 2017)
Gambier Island (April 2017)
Published: 2017/05/12
Channel: Leo Iizuka
Motu Tauna /// Gambier islands /// French Polynesia 2014
Motu Tauna /// Gambier islands /// French Polynesia 2014
Published: 2014/02/02
Channel: FREDMTL
NATION OF EARTH-GAMBIER ISLANDS
NATION OF EARTH-GAMBIER ISLANDS
Published: 2009/08/17
Channel: EarthNationChronicle
17th of May (Norways national day) celebration in Rikitea, Gambier Islands
17th of May (Norways national day) celebration in Rikitea, Gambier Islands
Published: 2013/05/20
Channel: bluemarble2013
gambier archipelago fishing expedition 2014   an untouched paradise! 1920x1080
gambier archipelago fishing expedition 2014 an untouched paradise! 1920x1080
Published: 2014/04/13
Channel: Knot Big Enuff
Gambier Island Life
Gambier Island Life
Published: 2010/02/14
Channel: m
Gambier Archipelago: An Untouched Paradise
Gambier Archipelago: An Untouched Paradise
Published: 2014/12/02
Channel: Recfishwest
Gambier Island   June 07, 2013
Gambier Island June 07, 2013
Published: 2013/06/11
Channel: Vlad Shpolanski
2013 - July - Gambier Islands - Dance Competition
2013 - July - Gambier Islands - Dance Competition
Published: 2014/02/17
Channel: Amandla
2013 - July - Gambier Islands - Bastille Day Dance Competition
2013 - July - Gambier Islands - Bastille Day Dance Competition
Published: 2014/02/17
Channel: Amandla
Gambier Island - British Columbia - Canada
Gambier Island - British Columbia - Canada
Published: 2010/07/29
Channel: THEWORLDOFTRAVEL
GAMBIER ISLANDS | VATSALA WORLD ATLAS
GAMBIER ISLANDS | VATSALA WORLD ATLAS
Published: 2017/02/12
Channel: WORLD ATLAS - UMESH RAUT
Motu Tauna 360° view  /// Gambier islands /// French Polynesia 2014
Motu Tauna 360° view /// Gambier islands /// French Polynesia 2014
Published: 2014/02/02
Channel: FREDMTL
Gambier Island Travel
Gambier Island Travel
Published: 2014/08/10
Channel: Travel Videos
-CPJ1982- Gambier Island 2010
-CPJ1982- Gambier Island 2010
Published: 2012/05/16
Channel: Conway Pauls Junior
Star Trails on Gambier Island
Star Trails on Gambier Island
Published: 2017/07/08
Channel: James Stevenson Photography
Gambier Island, BC
Gambier Island, BC
Published: 2012/07/08
Channel: Syswise
My House Feature Homes - Gambier Island Home Tour
My House Feature Homes - Gambier Island Home Tour
Published: 2012/03/20
Channel: My House Design Build Team
Mangareva
Mangareva
Published: 2009/05/03
Channel: DarkChildC3
TX2AH TO2AH Mangareva Island Gambier Islands. From dxnews.com
TX2AH TO2AH Mangareva Island Gambier Islands. From dxnews.com
Published: 2015/11/18
Channel: Alexander Teimurazov
Operation Acteon & Gambier, French Polynesia. The Tutururu
Operation Acteon & Gambier, French Polynesia. The Tutururu
Published: 2017/06/20
Channel: Island Conservation
Gambier Getaway
Gambier Getaway
Published: 2016/09/12
Channel: David Hopkins
gambier island
gambier island
Published: 2008/04/30
Channel: alibaba baba
The Gambier Island Tiny Getaway Cabin | Weekend Fun | Tiny House Listing
The Gambier Island Tiny Getaway Cabin | Weekend Fun | Tiny House Listing
Published: 2017/06/24
Channel: Tiny House Listing
Gambier island
Gambier island
Published: 2010/10/12
Channel: Jaden Nyberg
Gambier Island, BC
Gambier Island, BC
Published: 2016/05/16
Channel: Katie Deegan
2388 Gambier Rd, Gambier Island
2388 Gambier Rd, Gambier Island
Published: 2016/05/03
Channel: Phillip Crocker Photography
Gambier Island Solar with Battery Backup System
Gambier Island Solar with Battery Backup System
Published: 2016/10/06
Channel: WEBSTER SOLAR
Gambier
Gambier
Published: 2009/07/22
Channel: syopportune
Gambier Island - Vancouver BC - Peter "Crockett"
Gambier Island - Vancouver BC - Peter "Crockett"
Published: 2007/08/27
Channel: blackhillonline
Sailing Leela in Howe Sound South of Gambier Island!
Sailing Leela in Howe Sound South of Gambier Island!
Published: 2016/08/22
Channel: Emmanuel Lavoie
Hawaiian Sea Life  Honolulu  Tahiti Trip Gambier Island
Hawaiian Sea Life Honolulu Tahiti Trip Gambier Island
Published: 2011/02/23
Channel: HawaiianSeaLife1
SV Angelique of Vancouver -weekend at Gambier Island....Laterthanwethink.blogspot.com
SV Angelique of Vancouver -weekend at Gambier Island....Laterthanwethink.blogspot.com
Published: 2016/05/25
Channel: Jacquie Champion
Deer In the Yard on Gambier Island, British Columbia
Deer In the Yard on Gambier Island, British Columbia
Published: 2012/09/13
Channel: m
The Pare
The Pare's Digital Scrapbook of 2012 trip to Gambier Island
Published: 2012/11/08
Channel: Digiscraps
2015 Gambier Island Retreat
2015 Gambier Island Retreat
Published: 2015/08/25
Channel: aleader1234
Locura Jazz Trio at Gambier Island with Bobby Bruce and Bill Baines
Locura Jazz Trio at Gambier Island with Bobby Bruce and Bill Baines
Published: 2014/07/20
Channel: GeorgeJazzVideos
Sailing away from Centre Bay, Gambier Island
Sailing away from Centre Bay, Gambier Island
Published: 2010/05/17
Channel: 30Irwin
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Gambier Islands
Native name: Îles Gambier
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The Gambier Islands form the easternmost part of French Polynesia
Geography
Location Pacific Ocean
Archipelago Polynesia
Total islands 14
Major islands Mangareva, Akamaru, Aukena, Taravai
Area 29.6 km2 (11.4 sq mi)
Administration
France
Overseas collectivity French Polynesia
Demographics
Population 1319 (2016)
Gambier Islands is located in Pacific Ocean
Gambier Islands
Gambier Islands
Location of the Gambier Islands in the Pacific Ocean

The Gambier Islands (French: Îles Gambier or Archipel des Gambier) are a populated (1319 people), small (30 km2 or 12 sq mi) group of islands, remnants of a caldera along with islets on the surrounding fringing reef, in French Polynesia, located at the southeast terminus of the Tuamotu archipelago. They are generally considered a separate island group from Tuamotu both because their culture and language (Mangarevan) are much more closely related to those of the Marquesas Islands, and because, while the Tuamotus comprise several chains of coral atolls, the Gambiers are of volcanic origin with central high islands.

Geography[edit]

Gambier Islands (Mangareva)

the Gambier Islands include the Mangareva Islands (The Gambier Islands proper) which have an enclosing coral reef which is broken by only three passages to the open sea. Besides Mangareva, the other notable high islands of the group are Akamaru, Angakauitai, Aukena, Kamaka, Kouaku, Makapu, Makaroa, Manui, Mekiro and Taravai. These are primarily of volcanic origin. A number of others are actually coral islands, hence of secondary volcanic origin, including Papuri, Puaumu, Totengengie and the Tokorua group.

The Mangareva Islands are located at 23°09′S 134°58′W / 23.150°S 134.967°W / -23.150; -134.967 and are approximately 26.6 km² in area. The total population in 2016 was 1319. The primary town is Rikitea, located on Mangareva, as is the highest point in the Gambiers, Mt. Duff, rising to 441 metres (1,447 ft) along that island's south coast.

Akamaru

The islands of Gambier comprises:

History[edit]

Approximately from the 10th to the 15th centuries, the Gambiers hosted a population of several thousand people and traded with other island groups including the Marquesas, the Society Islands and Pitcairn Islands. However, excessive logging by the islanders resulted in almost complete deforestation on Mangareva, with disastrous results for the islands' environment and economy. The folklore of the islands records a slide into civil war and even cannibalism as trade links with the outside world broke down, and archaeological studies have confirmed this. Today, the islands can support a population of only a few hundred.

In 1834, the French Picpus priests Honoré Laval and François Caret with their assistant Columba Murphy founded a Roman Catholic mission in the Gambiers. After their success here, they moved to Tahiti in 1836.

Mangareva along with its dependencies in the Gambier Islands were ruled by a line of kings and later regents that ruled until the French formally annexed the islands in 1881. A French protectorate was requested on 16 February 1844 by King Maputeoa but was never ratified by the French government. On 4 February 1870, Prince Regent Arone Teikatoara and the Mangarevan government formally withdrew the protectorate request and asked the French to not intervene in the kingdom's affairs. After Father Laval was removed to Tahiti, the native government changed their stance and an agreement between the native government and the French colonial authority in Tahiti was signed reaffirming the protectorate status on 30 November 1871. The Gambier Islands were finally annexed on 21 February 1881 under Prince Regent Bernardo Putairi and approved by the President of France on 30 January 1882.[1]

Effects of French nuclear testing on the Gambiers[edit]

The Gambiers served as a logistical staging base for French nuclear testing activity in Mururoa, approximately 400 kilometers away. During this time, the French military dragged a chain through some of the coral reef beds to cut a wider and deeper channel for deep draft vessels. Higher rate of infections by ciguatera were subsequently recorded.[2]

French military vessels visited the area (as of 1993) every six months collecting specimens of water, food, human hair and other material, as well as taking detailed accounts of births, deaths and other demographic events, presumably for on-going research into the effects of the nuclear testing. The results of this research are not published.[citation needed]

According to French Polynesian doctors who have worked in the area, considerably higher than normal incidences of cancer and thyroid problems are found amongst Polynesians who live near the Moruroa atoll.[citation needed]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gonschor, Lorenz Rudolf (August 2008). Law as a Tool of Oppression and Liberation: Institutional Histories and Perspectives on Political Independence in Hawaiʻi, Tahiti Nui/French Polynesia and Rapa Nui. Honolulu: University of Hawaii at Manoa. pp. 56–59. hdl:10125/20375. 
  2. ^ Vincent, Lindsay (2006-01-01). "French accused of Pacific nuclear cover-up". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 

References[edit]

  • Jared Diamond, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (2005), Ch. 3

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