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Houses Far from Home: British Colonial Space in the New Hebrides
   

Houses Far from Home: British Colonial Space in the New Hebrides (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Rodman, Margaret Critchlow

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The houses far from home featured in this book are located in Vanuatu, a chain of islands between Fiji and Australia in the southwest Pacific. Once known as the Anglo-French Condominium of the New Hebrides, the islands were jointly administered by the Bri

ISBN 9780824823948
Published 25 March 2008 by University of Hawai'i Press
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Unfolding the Moon: Enacting Women's Kastom in Vanuatu
  

Unfolding the Moon: Enacting Women's Kastom in Vanuatu (Hardback)

By Bolton, Lissant

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In the first years after independence in 1980, kastom (indigenous knowledge and practice) became a key marker in ni-Vanuata identity. It was almost entirely concerned wih men until 1991 when a project that focused on women's knowledge and skills was established. This study consid ...

ISBN 9780824825355
Published 31 January 2003 by University of Hawai'i Press
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Reef and Shore Fishes of the South Pacific: New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands
   

Reef and Shore Fishes of the South Pacific: New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands (Hardback, illustrated edition)

By Randall, John E.

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This title concerns the inshore fish fauna of New Caledonia, the Loyalty Islands, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Fiji, the Wallis Islands, Tonga, Samoa, American Samoa, the Tokelau Islands, Phoenix Islands, Cook Islands, Austral Islands, Rapa, the Society Islands, Tuamoto, the Marquesas and t ...

ISBN 9780824826987
Published 31 July 2004 by University of Hawai'i Press
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Making Sense of Micronesia: The Logic of Pacific Island Culture
 

Making Sense of Micronesia: The Logic of Pacific Island Culture (Hardback)

By Hezel, Francis X.

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This is a collection of essays based on the experiences of the authors 40 years in Micronesia. The book covers subjects that are of particular interests to people whose upbringing and educational backgrounds are that of the West. Individuals and family

ISBN 9780824836610
Published 15 June 2012 by University of Hawai'i Press
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Art and Decoration of Central New Guinea
  

Art and Decoration of Central New Guinea (Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition)

By Craig, Barry

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Covers the full range of decorated material from the Mountain-Ok region of central New Guinea. The author provides an historical and ethnographic overview of the area and then relates certain objects and their decorative style to the religious and ritual life of the people.

ISBN 9780852639412
Published 11 August 1988 by Shire Publications Ltd
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The Pitcairners
   

The Pitcairners (Paperback, 2007 reprint)

By Nicolson, Robert

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This is a history of the people of Pitcairn Island over the last two hundred years. The first inhabitants were a group Tahitian and English men and women who found safe haven on the island after the Bounty mutiny. This account tells of the "racism and greed" that dominated their ...

ISBN 9780908597284
Published 31 January 1997 by PASIFIKA PRESS
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Series Pasifika Library
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Hawaiian and Other Polynesian Gourds
  

Hawaiian and Other Polynesian Gourds (reprint)

By Dodge, Ernest S.

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Based on an earlier 1943 publication " Gourd growers of the South Seas" this is a comprehensive study of the history and uses of the gourd in Polynesia. The book contains numerous black and white plates and diagrams.

ISBN 9780914916345
Published 25 March 2008
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History of Micronesia Vol 18
  

History of Micronesia Vol 18 (Hardback)

By Levesque

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This is a series that covers history of the North Pacific in the form of primary source material and extracts from rare books, translated from various languages. The main documents in this volume deal with the Russian scientific expedition to the Marshall Islands in 1817, the vis ...

ISBN 9780920201183
Published 25 March 2008 by University of Hawai'i Press
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Ko e Tupumaiaga He Niu: The Origin of the Coconut Tree in Niue
  

Ko e Tupumaiaga He Niu: The Origin of the Coconut Tree in Niue (Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd New edition)

Edited by Beaumont, Clive

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Clive Beaumont presents different legends of the origin of the coconut tree, especially in Niue (Niuean and English diglot), but also in other Pacific countries (English).

ISBN 9780958247948
Published 1 May 2009
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The Naval Battles for Guadalcanal, 1942: Clash for Supremacy in the Pacific
 

The Naval Battles for Guadalcanal, 1942: Clash for Supremacy in the Pacific (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Stille, Mark; Illustrated by Gerrard, Howard

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The battle for Guadalcanal that lasted from August 1942 to February 1943 was the first major American counter offensive against the Japanese in the Pacific. This title details the fortunes experienced over the intense course of naval battles around the island throughout the secon ...

ISBN 9781780961545
Published 7 May 2013 by Osprey Publishing
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Series Campaign
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