From Folklore to Environmental Science: Some Stamps of New Caledonia

Garry Toth, Don Hillger


This short article explores the weather-related postage stamps of New Caledonia. Through postage stamps New Caledonia engages with both traditional weather-lore elements and the technology of environmental science. That blending of the traditional with the modern affords relevance to traditional New Caledonian weather-lore in the age of satellites and environmental science.


Folklore; New Caledonia; Stamp Collecting; Environmental Science; Weather;

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Houseman, Donna, and Chad Snee, Scott 2017 Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue, 6 vols (Amos Media Company, 2016).


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