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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
Interest Age Young Adults
Series Pasifika Library
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Maori Artifacts
   

Maori Artifacts (Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition)

By Oldman, W. O.

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During the later half of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century in England, several private collections of ethnographic artifacts were assembled from the pool of artificial curiosities and souvenirs. Among these private collections, that of William Oldman was recognized ...

ISBN 9780908940059
Published 31 December 2004
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Series Polynesian Society Memoir
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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 Island (1944): A History of the First Marine Division on Guadalcanal
 

The Island (1944): A History of the First Marine Division on Guadalcanal (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Laing Merillat, Herbert

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In August 1942, U.S. Marines landed on the island of Guadalcanal in the South Pacific and defeated Japanese forces for the first time, turning the tide of World War II against Japan. Written by a historian who fought alongside his fellow marines for the entire four-month campaign ...

ISBN 9781594161131
Published 18 November 2010 by Westholme Publishing, U.S.
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Series America Reads
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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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Understanding Law in Micronesia: An Interpretive Approach to Transplanted Law
   

Understanding Law in Micronesia: An Interpretive Approach to Transplanted Law (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Tamanaha, Brian Z.

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A study of the legal system in Micronesia, and how Micronesian society impacts on the 'transplanted' legal system.

ISBN 9789004097681
Published 25 March 2008
Interest Age Young Adults
Series Studies in Human Society
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Pacific Forest: a History of Resource Control and Contest in the Soloman Islands, c.1800-1997
  

Pacific Forest: a History of Resource Control and Contest in the Soloman Islands, c.1800-1997 (Hardback)

By Bennett, Judith A.

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This title addresses the contending views of the uses of Solomon Islands forest. Ranging from an examination of the interaction between the first settlers and their forest, the book goes on to analyze the attitudes of the British administrators, planters, and missionaries.

ISBN 9789004119604
Published 10 November 2000 by Brill
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Kiribati: A Personal Report (cd Rom)
  

Kiribati: A Personal Report (cd Rom) (CD-Rom)

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This CD Rom gives an excellent view of this spacious, low populated state in the centre of the Pacific. Located around the intersection of the international dateline and the equator. Sixty stories, in 19 chapters on history, traditional culture, social change, environment, geogra ...

ISBN 9789090186801
Published 1 January 2004
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