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Polynesian Panthers: Pacific Protest and Affirmative Action in Aotearoa New Zealand 1971-1981
 

Polynesian Panthers: Pacific Protest and Affirmative Action in Aotearoa New Zealand 1971-1981 (Paperback)

Edited by Anae, Melani; Burgoyne, Leilani

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"Polynesian Panthers records the Pacific rights and social activist movement in New Zealand, told by those who were there. Forming in 1971, the Polynesian Panthers sought to raise consciousness and took action in response to the racism and discrimination Pacific peoples faced in ...

ISBN 9781775502050
Published 1 November 2015 by Huia Publishers
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Te Ano
 

Te Ano (Paperback)

By MacGregor, Jill

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The children of Kiribati love to play Te Kabwe with an ano, but the cube-shaped ball is worn out. Erenitia and Ereniti make a new ball from pandanus leaves.

ISBN 9780994132864
Published 1 February 2016 by Puriri Paddocks
Interest Age 4-7 years
Series Using Natural Resources
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Teaote and the Wall
  

Teaote and the Wall (Paperback)

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This book is all about spreading awareness of the of Kiribati without using big words like climate change or environmental awareness. Let's talk big waves and hot suns. Let's talk about a country that so many people don't even know exists. Education is power. Teaote and the Wall ...

ISBN 9780646936192
Published 5 May 2015 by Miscellaneous
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Astonish Me - Rare Polynesian stories (3 dvd set)
 

Astonish Me - Rare Polynesian stories (3 dvd set) (dvd set/Other)

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Celebrate these rare Polynesian stories in a package of three DVDs: TAHITI - Manouche Lehartel mixes traditional music with Mozart (6.5 mins) TONGA - Marilyn Meier revisits her homeland to play for the King (14 mins) SAMOA - Aggie Grey shows us her beloved Samoa (7.5 min ...

ISBN 433608
Published 16 September 2010 by Juniper Film
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The Samoans: A Global Family
 

The Samoans: A Global Family (Hardback, reissue)

By Sutter, Frederic Koehler

Documents the lives of over 125 Samoans through 45 countries - from a shepherd in Invercargill to a champion sumo wrestler in Japan - and as each person recounts his or her autobiography, a family is gathered through 285 colour photographs captioned with the proverbs of 30 langua ...

ISBN 9780824812386
Published 20 March 2011 by University of Hawai'i Press
Interest Age Young Adults
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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
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The Polynesian Iconoclasm: Religious Revolution and the Seasonality of Power

The Polynesian Iconoclasm: Religious Revolution and the Seasonality of Power (Hardback)

By Sissons, Jeffrey

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Seeking an answer to why the event occurred the way that it did,The Polynesian Iconoclasm explores the 10 years in the early 19th century during which inhabitants of Tahiti, Hawaii & 15 related societies destroyed or desecrated their temples & god-images. In the aftermath, hundre ...

ISBN 9781782384137
Published 1 September 2014 by Berghahn Books
Interest Age Young Adults
Series ASAO Studies in Pacific Anthropology
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Engaging with Strangers: Love and Violence in the Rural Soloman Islands

Engaging with Strangers: Love and Violence in the Rural Soloman Islands (Hardback)

By McDougall, Debra

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Writing of Ranongga Island, the author tracks engagements with foreigners across many realms of life, describing startling reversals in which strangers become attached to local places, even as kinspeople are estranged.

ISBN 9781785330209
Published 29 February 2016 by Berghahn Books
Interest Age Young Adults
Series ASAO Studies in Pacific Anthropology
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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 Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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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