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Te Ano
 

Te Ano (Paperback)

By MacGregor, Jill

  • OUR PRICE $18.99

The children of Kiribati love to play Te Kabwe with an ano, but the cube-shaped ball is worn out. Erenitia and Ereniti make a new ball from pandanus leaves.

ISBN 9780994132864
Published 1 February 2016 by Puriri Paddocks
Interest Age 11-12 years
Series Using Natural Resources
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Soldiers from the Pacific: The Story of Pacific Island Soldiers in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War One
 

Soldiers from the Pacific: The Story of Pacific Island Soldiers in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War One (Paperback)

By Weddell, Howard

  • OUR PRICE $80.00

During World War One over 1,000 men from Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Samoa and Norfolk Island volunteered to join the New Zealand Military Forces. Their service included Gallipoli, France, Egypt and Palestine. Despite the fact that 107 of these men died of ...

ISBN 9780473338305
Published 20 November 2015
Interest Age General Audience
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Tala o le Vavau: Myths, Legends and Customs of Old Samoa
 

Tala o le Vavau: Myths, Legends and Customs of Old Samoa (Paperback, New edition)

By Stuebel, C.; Translated by Herman, Brother

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Stories in Samoan and English providing an insight to the Samoan way of life in pre-papalagi times, and a valuable record of a culture rich in history and spirituality. Illust. B&W.

ISBN 9780908597031
Published 23 December 2010 by PASIFIKA PRESS
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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
Interest Age General Audience
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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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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 14+ 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

  • OUR PRICE $52.99

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 16+ 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 20 May 2012 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Interest Age 14+ 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 14+ years
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