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Tareima's String
 

Tareima's String (Paperback)

By MacGregor, Jill

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Tareima, who lives in Kiribati, shows how she makes string from the fibres of coconut husks, and describes what the string is used for. Contains some Kiribati words and glossary.Suggested level: primary.

ISBN 9780473219185
Published 5 September 2012 by Puriri Paddocks
Interest Age 5-8 years
Series Children of the Pacific
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Pouliuli
 

Pouliuli (Trade Paperback/Paperback, new edition)

By Wendt, Albert

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A powerful novel grappling with the traditional and new forces shaping Samoan society.

ISBN 9780824807283
Published 31 January 1980 by University of Hawai'i Press
Interest Age All ages
Series Pacific classics
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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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Intensive Course in Tongan
  

Intensive Course in Tongan (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

By Shuhway, Eric B.

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I ... express my wholehearted support ... on the reprinting of this most valuable course in Tongan. One is encouraged in the knowledge that the Tongan language will be appreciated and understood through this book....Eric B. Shumway is the only papalangi

ISBN 9780939154487
Published 5 June 2009 by Pacific Institute Brigham Youn
Interest Age All ages
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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
Series Campaign
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Island at the End of the World: The Turbulent History of Easter Island
 

Island at the End of the World: The Turbulent History of Easter Island (Paperback, illustrated edition)

By Fischer, Steven Roger

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Covering history of Easter Island, this book relates its tumultuous story, from its discovery by Polynesians in AD 700, through its rise and collapse in the 1500s, to the native population's struggle for civil rights in the 1960s and the growth of tourism in modern times.

ISBN 9781861892829
Published 1 April 2006 by Reaktion Books
Interest Age All ages
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Tokelau: A Historical Ethnography
  

Tokelau: A Historical Ethnography (Hardback)

By Huntsman, Judith; Hooper, Antony

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This work is both a comparative ethnographic study of the three Polynesian atolls of Tokelau, and a narrative record of their past. The ethnographic study looks at the 1970s, and gives a detailed description of life in the villages of each atoll.

ISBN 9781869401535
Published 10 January 2011 by Auckland University Press
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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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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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