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Polynesian Panthers: Pacific Protest and Affirmative Action in Aotearoa New Zealand 1971-1981
 

Polynesian Panthers: Pacific Protest and Affirmative Action in Aotearoa New Zealand 1971-1981 (Paperback)

By Anae, Melani; Tamu, Leilani; Iuli, Lautofa; Edited by Burgoyne, Leilani

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"Polynesian Panthers records the Pacific rights and social activist movement in New Zealand, told by those who were there. Forming in 1971, the Polynesian Panthers sought to raise consciousness and took action in response to the racism and discrimination Pacific peoples faced in ...

ISBN 9781775502050
Published 1 November 2015 by Huia Publishers
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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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The Walking Tree
 

The Walking Tree (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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Teaote and the Wall
 

Teaote and the Wall (Paperback)

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This book is all about spreading awareness of the of Kiribati without using big words like climate change or environmental awareness. Let's talk big waves and hot suns. Let's talk about a country that so many people don't even know exists. Education is power. Teaote and the Wall ...

ISBN 9780646936192
Published 5 May 2015 by Miscellaneous
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Samoan Proverbial Expressions
  

Samoan Proverbial Expressions (Trade Paperback/Paperback, new edition)

Translated by Schultz, E.

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Grouped according to subject with English translation and explanation.

ISBN 9780908597017
Published 16 December 1989 by Institute of Pacific Studies
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The Green Hat That Blew Away - Life in the Solomon Islands
 

The Green Hat That Blew Away - Life in the Solomon Islands (Paperback)

By Bunt, Claire; Illustrated by Webb, Philip

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Simple tale about a misadventure at sea by a group going to visit a small school on a small island in the Solomon Islands. The fantasy ending delights not only children around the pacific but also NZ children too. The delightful illustrations by Philip Webb give our NZ children a ...

ISBN 9780994108494
Published 1 January 2015 by Author (Self Published Title)
Interest Age 2-6 years
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Arts and Crafts of Micronsia Trading with Tradition
 

Arts and Crafts of Micronsia Trading with Tradition (Paperback)

By Wavell, Barbara; Illustrated by Dunlap, Tim

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This book provides comprehensive coverage of the material culture of Micronesia from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day.

ISBN 9781573063098
Published 4 November 2010 by Miscellaneous
Interest Age Young Adults
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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 20 May 2012 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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
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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, traditi ...

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