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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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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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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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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 15 May 2006 by Random House
Interest Age 5-7 years
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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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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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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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The Naturalist and his 'Beautiful Islands': Charles Morris Woodford in the Western Pacific
 

The Naturalist and his 'Beautiful Islands': Charles Morris Woodford in the Western Pacific

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'I know no place where firm and paternal government would sooner produce beneficial results then in the Solomons ... Here is an object worthy indeed the devotion of one's life'. Charles Morris Woodford devoted his working life to pursuing this dream, becoming the first British ...

ISBN 9781925022032
Published 1 October 2014 by Miscellaneous
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The Making of Modern Samoa: Traditional Authority and Colonial Administration in the Modern History of Western Samoa: Traditional Authority and Colonial Administration in the History of Samoa
   

The Making of Modern Samoa: Traditional Authority and Colonial Administration in the Modern History of Western Samoa: Traditional Authority and Colonial Administration in the History of Samoa (Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2012 reprint)

By Meleisea, Malama

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Traditional authority and colonial administration in the modern history of Western Samoa. Illust. B&W.

ISBN 9789820200319
Published 20 July 2009 by Institute of Pacific Studies
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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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