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The Battle for Hell's Island: How a Small Band of Carrier Dive-Bombers Helped Save Guadalcanal

The Battle for Hell's Island: How a Small Band of Carrier Dive-Bombers Helped Save Guadalcanal (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Moore, Stephen L.

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From the author of Pacific Payback, the true story of how a patchwork band of aviators saved Guadalcanal during WWII. November 1942: Japanese and American forces fight for control of Guadalcanal, a small but pivotal island in the South Pacific. The Japanese call it Jigoku no Shim ...

ISBN 9780451473769
Published 1 November 2016 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Interest Age All ages
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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 All ages
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Melanesia: Art and Encounter

Melanesia: Art and Encounter (Hardback)

By Thomas, Nicholas; Bonshek, Elizabeth; Adams, Julie; Edited by Bolton, Lissant; Burt, Ben

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Providing illuminating encounters with the historical and contemporary cultures of the western Pacific, this book is a visual and key reference work that provides illuminating encounters with the historical and contemporary cultures of the western Pacific, documenting the most cu ...

ISBN 9780714125961
Published 1 February 2014 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
Interest Age Young Adults
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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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Pacific Encounters: Art and Divinity in Polynesia, 1760-1860

Pacific Encounters: Art and Divinity in Polynesia, 1760-1860 (Paperback, New title)

By Hooper, Steven

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Brings together many Polynesian objects gathered during the early period of contact with European voyagers, missionaries and settlers. This book presents around 270 items with short captions, including sculptures in wood and stone; feather and basketry images; decorated bark clot ...

ISBN 9780714125756
Published 2 June 2006 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
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Hoa Hakananai'a

Hoa Hakananai'a (Trade Paperback/Paperback, New title)

By Van Tilberg, Jo Anne

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Hoa Hakananai'a, or 'stolen/hidden friend', was discovered at the impressive ceremonial village of Orongo, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Polynesia, in 1868. It is not known precisely when this basalt figure was carved, but by AD 1000-1100 similar-sized statues, all called moai, were ...

ISBN 9780714150246
Published 6 January 2005 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
Interest Age All ages
Series Objects in Focus
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Fortress Rabaul: The Battle for the Southwest Pacific, January 1942-April 1943
 

Fortress Rabaul: The Battle for the Southwest Pacific, January 1942-April 1943 (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Gamble, Bruce D.

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Chronicling the crucial role of imperial Japan's island stronghold during WWII, Fortress Rabaul is the renowned second installment of Bruce Gamble's award-winning military nonfiction trilogy from Zenith Press.

ISBN 9780760345597
Published 21 September 2013 by Motorbooks International
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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
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Series Pacific classics
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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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Lapita: Ancestors and Descendants
  

Lapita: Ancestors and Descendants (Paperback)

By Edited by Peter J. Sheppard, Tim Thomas,

  • OUR PRICE $91.00

The 12 papers in this volume were presented at the 7th International Lapita Conference held in Honiara, Solomon Islands, in 2007. There are a number of papers on the archaeology of the Solomon Islands, producing the most comprehensive and up to date summary of the prehistory of t ...

ISBN LAPITA
Published Wheelers - South Pacific
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