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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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Tareima's String
 

Tareima's String (Paperback)

By MacGregor, Jill

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Tareima, who lives in Kiribati, shows how she makes string from the fibres of coconut husks, and describes what the string is used for. Contains some Kiribati words and glossary.Suggested level: primary.

ISBN 9780473219185
Published 5 September 2012 by Puriri Paddocks
Interest Age 5-8 years
Series Children of the Pacific
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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
Interest Age All ages
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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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Illustrated History of the South Pacific
 

Illustrated History of the South Pacific (Paperback, illustrated edition)

By Stenson, Marcia

This book is an introduction to the history of the South Pacific. A companion book to Illustrated History of New Zealand, also written by Marcia Stenson, this covers the following topics: geology and geography, the arrival of the first people to the Pacific, European exploration, ...

ISBN 9781869417185
Published 15 May 2006 by Random House
Interest Age 5-7 years
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Myths & Legends: The Gift of Stories from Our Cultures
 

Myths & Legends: The Gift of Stories from Our Cultures (Paperback, New title)

By Sullivan, Jillian

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A classroom resource containing 28 myths selected from different culutures that make up our cultural heritage. Included are Maori, Aboriginal,Greek, Celtic, Polynesian, Viking, Chinese and Japanese stories.

ISBN 9780582549579
Published 4 May 2007 by Pearson Education
Interest Age 5-16 years
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Naked and Marooned: One Man, One Island, One Epic Survival Story

Naked and Marooned: One Man, One Island, One Epic Survival Story (Hardback)

By Stafford, Ed

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For sixty days, with only his explorer's instinct and a video camera to record his experiences, the author faces the ultimate feat of physical and mental endurance. He confronts blazing heat and brutal loneliness; and eats snails to escape starvation and battles illness. This boo ...

ISBN 9780753555040
Published 15 June 2014 by Ebury Press
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Inventing Easter Island
 

Inventing Easter Island (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Haun, Beverley

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Easter Island, or Rapa Nui as it is known to its inhabitants, is located in the Pacific Ocean, 3600 kilometres west of South America. This work examines strategies and visual conventions in the discursive construction of 'Easter Island' as distinct from the native conception of ' ...

ISBN 9780802093530
Published 29 February 2008 by Inbooks
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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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