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The Solomon Islands
 

The Solomon Islands (Paperback)

By Kirk, Allan R.

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This new series of brief studies of Pacific Island nations for children of upper primary to lower secondary level provides a brief history, description of the land and it's uses, weather, culture, government, religion, education, flora and fauna, industries and art.

ISBN 9780958348171
Published 22 August 1996
Interest Age 4-12 years
Series Blue Pacific
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Oral Tradition In Manihiki
 

Oral Tradition In Manihiki (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Kauraka

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Exploration of the myth of Maui & its significance for Cook Islanders

ISBN 9789820200487
Published 28 March 2008 by Institute of Pacific Studies
Interest Age All ages
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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
Interest Age All ages
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Samoa's Journey 1962-2012: Aspects of History
 

Samoa's Journey 1962-2012: Aspects of History (Paperback)

By Meleisea, Malama; Edited by Meleisea, Penelope Schoeffel; Meleisea, Ellie; Schoeffel, Penelope

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Ua sau le va'a na tiu, 'ae tali le va'a na tau, o lo'o mamaulago i le va'a na faoafolau. One boat returns from the catch; the other is tied to the shore; the third is propped up in the boat shed. In 1962, Samoa became an independent state, after just over half a century of coloni ...

ISBN 9780864738356
Published 7 September 2012 by Victoria University Press
Interest Age All ages
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Intensive Course in Tongan
   

Intensive Course in Tongan (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition 2013 reprint)

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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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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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
Interest Age All ages
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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
Interest Age All ages
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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
Interest Age All ages
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