Here are some more of the beautiful black and white postcards of New Caledonia that are amongst my Grandad’s Collection (Edward Thomas Bailey). There is a family connection to New Caledonia between Edwards wife Ines Maude nee: Smith, and Ines’s cousins Madeleine, Raymond and Henri Thevenet. I believe that my grandmother Ines Maude Smith made at least one trip to New Caledonia, perhaps even more, although I have no proof. There are a number of postcards in the collection from “friends” which is why I thought Granma had spent some time there.
In New Caledonia – General view of the Penitentiary I’lle Nou or the lodges are condemned to work force
Kanaks (Indigenous Melanesian Inhabitants of New Caledonia) on a canoe
New Caledonia – Landscape on the Road to Yate
New Caledonie – Forest Landscape
French Translation via email by Audrey Breckler – France