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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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Astonish Me - Rare Polynesian stories (3 dvd set)
  

Astonish Me - Rare Polynesian stories (3 dvd set) (dvd set/Other)

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Celebrate these rare Polynesian stories in a package of three DVDs: TAHITI - Manouche Lehartel mixes traditional music with Mozart (6.5 mins) TONGA - Marilyn Meier revisits her homeland to play for the King (14 mins) SAMOA - Aggie Grey shows us her beloved Samoa (7.5 min ...

ISBN 433608
Published 16 September 2010 by Juniper Film
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Illustrated History of the South Pacific
 

Illustrated History of the South Pacific (Paperback, illustrated edition)

By Stenson, Marcia

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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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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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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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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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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