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Cook & Omai: the Cult of the South Seas: The Cult of the South Seas
  

Cook & Omai: the Cult of the South Seas: The Cult of the South Seas (Paperback)

By McCalman, Iain; Dening, Greg:Hetherington; Et Al

Including essays by Iain McCalman and Greg Denning this tells of the visit in 1774 of the first Polynesian to travel to London. Omai, as he was called, journeyed with Captain Cook and became an "overnight sensation" with scientists, philosophers, artists and the literary.

ISBN 9780642107312
Published 1 January 2001 by National Library of Australia
Interest Age All ages
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Dictionary of Australian and New Guinean Mammals
  

Dictionary of Australian and New Guinean Mammals (Hardback)

Edited by Strahan, Ronald; Conder, Pamela

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A guide to the mammals of both Australia and Melanesia. This work includes biographical notes on the 50 zoologists who have been the principal contributors to the taxonomy of Australian and New Guinean mammals. It also includes an account of the principles and practices of animal ...

ISBN 9780643091672
Published 1 October 2007 by CSIRO Publishing
Interest Age Young Adults
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Colonial Encounters in the Age of High Imperialism
  

Colonial Encounters in the Age of High Imperialism (Hardback)

By Cook, Scott B.

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Colonial Encounters in the Age of High Imperialism is the first book in the Longman World History Series, edited by Michael Adas. This title examines the world-transforming experience of Western imperialism during the period from 1870 to 1914. Case studies focus specifically on B ...

ISBN 9780673992291
Published 13 January 1997 by Pearson Education (US)
Interest Age All ages
Series World History
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In Stevenson's Samoa
  

In Stevenson's Samoa (Hardback)

By Fraser, M.

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"The tables are turned in this account of Samoa in the 1890's, which presents Stevenson not as author but as subject, and describes the many challenges of daily life in the islands from an amusing point of view that is much less romantic than Stephenson's own. Fraser struggles wi ...

ISBN 9780710309792
Published 25 March 2008 by TL DISTRIBUTION
Interest Age All ages
Series Kegan Paul Travellers
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The Japanese Nation: Its Land, Its People, and Its Life
 

The Japanese Nation: Its Land, Its People, and Its Life (Hardback, New title)

By Nitobe, Inazo

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"This turn-of-the-century discourse on the South Seas follows T.R. St-Johnston, Colonial Secretary of the Leeward Islands, through his experiences as the former District Commissioner in Fiji. The author seizes this as an opportunity to reminisce on his great adventures throughout ...

ISBN 9780710311412
Published 15 September 2005 by TL DISTRIBUTION
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Series Kegan Paul Japan Library
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Angel of Kokoda

Angel of Kokoda (Paperback)

By Wilson, Mark

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A Papua New Guinean boy helps a young soldier as his village is torn apart by World War II.

ISBN 9780734414120
Published 27 October 2014 by Hachette
Interest Age 2-6 years
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Pacific Paradises: The Discovery of Tahiti and Hawaii
  

Pacific Paradises: The Discovery of Tahiti and Hawaii (Paperback, annotated edition)

By Lummis, Trevor

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A story of cultures in collision. The reality of the colonisation of Tahiti and Hawaii by western powers is a shameful catalogue of misunderstanding and betrayal. In a final irony, western society now embraces many of the qualities held by the 'noble savages'.

ISBN 9780750938938
Published 17 March 2005 by Woodslane Pty Ltd
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Environmental History in the Pacific World

Environmental History in the Pacific World (Hardback, New edition)

Edited by McNeill, Professor J. R.; Series edited by Flynn, Professor Dennis O.; Giraldez, Professor Arturo

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A set of key articles from the 1970s, 80s and 90s pertaining to the environmental history of the Pacific basin. The book aims to treat the islands and waters of the Pacific, as well as the lands around the Rim. The main focus is recent centuries, but a longer view is occasionally ...

ISBN 9780754601548
Published 1 January 2010 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Interest Age Young Adults
Series The Pacific World: Lands, Peoples and History of the Pacific, 1500-1900
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British Imperial Strategies in the Pacific, 1750-1900

British Imperial Strategies in the Pacific, 1750-1900 (Hardback, New edition)

Edited by Samson, Dr Jane; Series edited by Flynn, Professor Dennis O.; Giraldez, Professor Arturo

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Beginning with an overview of British exploration in the Pacific Area, this study traces the roots of British attempts to dominate the region through the Imperialism of free trade.

ISBN 9780754619611
Published 1 March 2002 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Interest Age Young Adults
Series The Pacific World: Lands, Peoples and History of the Pacific, 1500-1900
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The Making of Global and Local Modernities in Melanesia: Humiliation, Transformation and the Nature of Cultural Change

The Making of Global and Local Modernities in Melanesia: Humiliation, Transformation and the Nature of Cultural Change (Hardback, New edition)

By Wardlow, Holly; Edited by Robbins, Joel; Series edited by Stewart, Dr Pamela J.; Strathern, Professor Andrew

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Examining the kinds of efforts that have been made to adopt Western modernity in Melanesia, this work also explores the reasons for their varied outcomes. Taking up Professor Marshall Sahlins' work as a starting point, it acknowledges importance of his ideas, while refining and c ...

ISBN 9780754643128
Published 1 May 2008 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Interest Age Young Adults
Series Anthropology and Cultural History in Asia and the Indo-Pacific
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