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The Walking Tree A Story from the Islands of Vanuatu
 

The Walking Tree A Story from the Islands of Vanuatu (Paperback)

By MacGregor, Jill

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Florence lives on a small island called Nguna and she describes the many uses of the pandanus tree in daily life in Vanuatu. Includes some words in Bislama.

ISBN 9780473313692
Published 15 February 2015 by Puriri Paddocks
Interest Age 2-6 years
Series Children of the Pacific
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A Simplified Dictionary of Modern Samoan
 

A Simplified Dictionary of Modern Samoan (Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2011 reprint)

Edited by Allardice, R. W.

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Samoan to English, and English to Samoan, with a guide to pronunciation, grammar, the language of courtesy and a selection of proverbs.

ISBN 9780908597024
Published 24 March 2011 by PASIFIKA PRESS
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Taan Buaka Mai Nukan Te Betebeke: Men from the Central Pacific Islands in the Great War
 

Taan Buaka Mai Nukan Te Betebeke: Men from the Central Pacific Islands in the Great War (Paperback)

By Liava'a, Christine

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"At the beginning of the Great War, the German owned islands of Samoa, Nauru, New Guinea and Micronesia were invaded by New Zealand, Australia, and their ally Japan, intent on bringing these islands under Allied jurisdiction. In 1917 the German raider Wolf, with her seaplane Wolf ...

ISBN 9781927160381
Published 20 March 2015 by Polygraphia Ltd
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Guadalcanal 1942-43: America's First Victory on the Road to Tokyo
  

Guadalcanal 1942-43: America's First Victory on the Road to Tokyo (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Stille, Mark; Illustrated by Dennis, Peter

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Analyzing the three Japanese attempts to retake the island in the face of ferocious, and ultimately successful, American resistance, this book shows how the battle was won and lost, and how it would affect the outcome of the Pacific War as a whole.

ISBN 9781472806932
Release Date 18 August 2015 by Osprey Publishing
Interest Age All ages
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Arts and Crafts of Micronesia:
 

Arts and Crafts of Micronesia: (Paperback)

By Wavell, Barbara

This image-driven book provides a detailed view of the artwork, craftsmanship, and history of the traditional arts of Micronesia using a unique blend of contemporary and historic collections to showcase such items as carved statuary, storyboards, model canoes, woven mats, baskets ...

ISBN 9781573063098
Published 4 November 2010 by Miscellaneous
Interest Age All ages
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Santa Cruz, 1942: Carrier Duel in the South Pacific
 

Santa Cruz, 1942: Carrier Duel in the South Pacific (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Stille, Mark; Illustrated by Gerrard, Howard

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Despite myth, the Japanese carrier force was not destroyed at Midway but survived to still prove a threat in the Pacific Theater. Nowhere was this clearer than in the battle of Santa Cruz of October 1942. The Japanese were able to gain a tactical victory at Santa Cruz. This book ...

ISBN 9781849086059
Published 5 September 2012 by Osprey Publishing
Interest Age Young Adults
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Tupaia: The Remarkable Story of Captain Cook's Polynesian Navigator
  

Tupaia: The Remarkable Story of Captain Cook's Polynesian Navigator (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Druett, Joan

Tupaia, lauded by Europeans as 'an extraordinary genius', sailed with Captain Cook from Tahiti, piloted the Endeavour about the South Pacific, and interceded with Maori in NZ. His story has never been fully told. Tupaia, a gifted linguist, a brilliant orator, and a most devious p ...

ISBN 9781869793869
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781869797133
Published 17 June 2011 by Random House
Interest Age Young Adults
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Lihir Destiny: Cultural Responses to Mining in Melanesia
 

Lihir Destiny: Cultural Responses to Mining in Melanesia (Paperback)

By Bainton, Nicholas A.

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The people of the Lihir Islands in Papua New Guinea have long held visions of a prosperous new future, often referred to by local leaders as the 'Lihir Destiny'. When large-scale gold mining activities commenced on the main island of Lihir in 1995, many hoped that this new world ...

ISBN 9781921666841
Published 23 October 2010
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The Naturalist and his 'Beautiful Islands': Charles Morris Woodford in the Western Pacific
 

The Naturalist and his 'Beautiful Islands': Charles Morris Woodford in the Western Pacific

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'I know no place where firm and paternal government would sooner produce beneficial results then in the Solomons ... Here is an object worthy indeed the devotion of one's life'. Charles Morris Woodford devoted his working life to pursuing this dream, becoming the first British ...

ISBN 9781925022032
Published 1 October 2014 by Miscellaneous
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The Making of Modern Samoa: Traditional Authority and Colonial Administration in the Modern History of Western Samoa: Traditional Authority and Colonial Administration in the History of Samoa
   

The Making of Modern Samoa: Traditional Authority and Colonial Administration in the Modern History of Western Samoa: Traditional Authority and Colonial Administration in the History of Samoa (Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2012 reprint)

By Meleisea, Malama

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Traditional authority and colonial administration in the modern history of Western Samoa. Illust. B&W.

ISBN 9789820200319
Published 20 July 2009 by Institute of Pacific Studies
Interest Age Young Adults
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