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Kastom: Art of Vanuatu

Kastom: Art of Vanuatu (Paperback)

By Howarth, Crispin; Huffman, Kirk

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Kastom: Arts of Vanuatu showcases a unique collection of the National Gallery of Australia. During the early 1970s an impressive array of traditional arts through a program of field collecting on the Islands of Ambrym and Malakula.

ISBN 9780642334336
Published 1 February 2013 by National Library of Australia
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Primitive Polynesian Economy
 

Primitive Polynesian Economy (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Firth, Raymond

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A great classic of British anthropology, Primitive Polynesian Economy is structured as follows: * Problems of Primitive Economics * Food and Population in Tikopia * Knowledge, Technique and Economic Lore * The Labour Situation * Ritual in Productive Activity * Economic Functions ...

ISBN 9780415866545
Published 31 October 2013 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Australia and its Neighbours 1494-1799: Western Powers Reach out to the East and Pacific Ocean
 

Australia and its Neighbours 1494-1799: Western Powers Reach out to the East and Pacific Ocean (Paperback, 2nd edition of Treaty to Treaty Vol 2)

By Bennett, R. S.

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This book, of 362 A-4 pages, a second edition of Volume 2 of the author's book Treaty to Treaty ..., covers largely in chronological form the entry of European powers from prior to 1500 into the Americas, eastern Asia and the Pacific Ocean, which culminated in the British coloniz ...

ISBN 9780473276591
Published 1 February 2014 by RSB PUBLICATIONS
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Making Sense of Micronesia: The Logic of Pacific Island Culture
 

Making Sense of Micronesia: The Logic of Pacific Island Culture (Hardback)

By Hezel, Francis X.

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This is a collection of essays based on the experiences of the authors 40 years in Micronesia. The book covers subjects that are of particular interests to people whose upbringing and educational backgrounds are that of the West. Individuals and family

ISBN 9780824836610
Published 15 June 2012 by University of Hawai'i Press
Interest Age Young Adults
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Mutiny and Aftermath: James Morrison's Account of the Mutiny on the Bounty and the Island of Tahiti
 

Mutiny and Aftermath: James Morrison's Account of the Mutiny on the Bounty and the Island of Tahiti (Hardback)

By Morrison, James; Edited by Smith, Vanessa; Thomas, Nicholas; With Nuku, Maia

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The mutiny on the Bounty was one of the most controversial events of eighteenth-century maritime history. This book publishes a full and absorbing narrative of the events by one of the participants, the boatswain's mate James Morrison, who tells the story of the mounting tensions ...

ISBN 9780824836764
Published 30 September 2013 by University of Hawai'i Press
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Religion and Social Organization in Central Polynesia

Religion and Social Organization in Central Polynesia (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Williamson, Robert W.; Edited by Piddington, Ralph

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Originally published in 1937, this presents a detailed account of religious and mythical structures in Central Polynesia.

ISBN 9781107625693
Published 1 January 2014 by Cambridge University Press
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The Samoans: A Global Family
   

The Samoans: A Global Family (Hardback, reissue)

By Sutter, Frederic Koehler

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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
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Illustrated History of the South Pacific
 

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

By Stenson, Marcia

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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 5 May 2006 by Random House
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Tupaia: The Remarkable Story of Captain Cook's Polynesian Navigator
 

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

By Druett, Joan

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Tupaia sailed with Captain Cook from Tahiti, piloted the Endeavour about the South Pacific, and interceded with Maori in NZ. Tupaia, a gifted linguist, a brilliant orator, and a most devious politician,was highly skilled in astronomy, navigation, and meteorology. An expert in the ...

ISBN 9781869797133
Published 1 January 2012 by Random House
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Polynesian Navigation and the Discovery of New Zealand
   

Polynesian Navigation and the Discovery of New Zealand (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Evans, Jeff

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Polynesian navigation and the discovery of New Zealand offers a straightforward account of how and why Polynesian seafarers made their journey south to New Zealand shores. The first part discusses the origins of the voyages, legends of the homeland and the explorer Kupe, traditio ...

ISBN 9781877514159
Published 1 September 2011 by Oratia Media
Interest Age Young Adults
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