Ovington, Michael Robin

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Ovington, Michael Robin

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1945 - 2006


Michael Robin Ovington was the Australian Consul (Consul d'Australie in French) in Noumea from 1978 to 1980, prior to Vanuatu's independence in 1980. On 31 July 1980 he took up office as the first Australian High Commissioner to Vanuatu. Ovington died in Canberra in June 2006.


New Caledonia; Vanuatu

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diplomat; linguist and translator

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Noumea is the capital of what was then the Overseas Territory of New Caledonia (in French, Les Territoires d'Outre Mer, at that time). From 1999, New Caledonia was part of France as "a special collective".

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Ovington, Lorraine

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Husband and wife

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Entered from deposit description on 7 May 2013




Correspondence with Lorraine Ovington

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