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Atua: Sacred Gods from Polynesia
  

Atua: Sacred Gods from Polynesia (Paperback)

By Gunn, Michael

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The Polynesian concept of atua-of gods, figurative objects and associated beliefs-developed over thousands of years and spread throughout the region. The superb examples of sculpture illustrated in this volume provide an island-by-island insight into this rich and intriguing heri ...

ISBN 9780642334480
Published 1 September 2014 by National Gallery of Victoria
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Pacific Atlas : A Political, Historical & Cultural Atlas Of Australia, New Zealand & The Pacific Islands
 

Pacific Atlas : A Political, Historical & Cultural Atlas Of Australia, New Zealand & The Pacific Islands (Paperback)

By Vidulich, Michael L.

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This atlas has been designed for students, teachers and others who have an interest in comparing Pacific places politically. historically and culturally.

ISBN 9780473229672
Published 30 December 2012
Interest Age 12-15 years
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Oral Tradition In Manihiki
 

Oral Tradition In Manihiki (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Kauraka

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Exploration of the myth of Maui & its significance for Cook Islanders

ISBN 9789820200487
Published 28 March 2008 by Institute of Pacific Studies
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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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The Island (1944): A History of the First Marine Division on Guadalcanal
 

The Island (1944): A History of the First Marine Division on Guadalcanal (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Laing Merillat, Herbert

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In August 1942, U.S. Marines landed on the island of Guadalcanal in the South Pacific and defeated Japanese forces for the first time, turning the tide of World War II against Japan. Written by a historian who fought alongside his fellow marines for the entire four-month campaign ...

ISBN 9781594161131
Published 18 November 2010 by Westholme Publishing, U.S.
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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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Mi Bas side orn Pitcairn
  

Mi Bas side orn Pitcairn (Paperback)

By Wrren, Meralda

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eaching the children at school during Culture classes in 2007 and to help them remember Pitcairn Islands place names we made a book together. Susan Davies was the school teacher from Nelson New Zealand at the time and we would on culture day spend a good time out sketching our pi ...

ISBN 238911
Published 6 June 2008 by Maimiti Haven
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Hawaiki, Ancestral Polynesia: An Essay in Historical Anthropology
 

Hawaiki, Ancestral Polynesia: An Essay in Historical Anthropology (Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition)

By Kirch, Patrick Vinton; Green, Roger C.

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An anthropological approach to long-term history through detailed reconstruction of the Ancestral Polynesian culture, Hawaiki.

ISBN 9780521788793
Published 16 May 2001 by Cambridge University Press
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