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Taan Buaka Mai Nukan Te Betebeke: Men from the Central Pacific Islands in the Great War
 

Taan Buaka Mai Nukan Te Betebeke: Men from the Central Pacific Islands in the Great War (Paperback)

By Liava'a, Christine

  • OUR PRICE $80.00

"At the beginning of the Great War, the German owned islands of Samoa, Nauru, New Guinea and Micronesia were invaded by New Zealand, Australia, and their ally Japan, intent on bringing these islands under Allied jurisdiction. In 1917 the German raider Wolf, with her seaplane Wolf ...

ISBN 9781927160381
Published 20 March 2015 by Polygraphia Ltd
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Guadalcanal 1942-43: America's First Victory on the Road to Tokyo
  

Guadalcanal 1942-43: America's First Victory on the Road to Tokyo (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Stille, Mark; Illustrated by Dennis, Peter

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Analyzing the three Japanese attempts to retake the island in the face of ferocious, and ultimately successful, American resistance, this book shows how the battle was won and lost, and how it would affect the outcome of the Pacific War as a whole.

ISBN 9781472806932
Release Date 18 August 2015 by Osprey Publishing
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The Battle for Vella Lavella: The Allied Recapture of Solomon Islands Territory, August 15-September 9, 1943
 

The Battle for Vella Lavella: The Allied Recapture of Solomon Islands Territory, August 15-September 9, 1943 (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Newell, Reg

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During World War II the Solomon Islands became the scene of a titanic struggle between Allied and Japanese forces. After their victory on Guadalcanal, American forces advanced into the New Georgia Group and suffered horrendous casualties. Admiral Halsey then implemented an island ...

ISBN 9780786473274
Published 31 May 2015 by McFarland & Co Inc
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Arts and Crafts of Micronesia:
 

Arts and Crafts of Micronesia: (Paperback)

By Wavell, Barbara

This image-driven book provides a detailed view of the artwork, craftsmanship, and history of the traditional arts of Micronesia using a unique blend of contemporary and historic collections to showcase such items as carved statuary, storyboards, model canoes, woven mats, baskets ...

ISBN 9781573063098
Published 4 November 2010 by Miscellaneous
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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
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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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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
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Astonish Me - Rare Polynesian stories (3 dvd set)
  

Astonish Me - Rare Polynesian stories (3 dvd set) (dvd set/Other)

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Celebrate these rare Polynesian stories in a package of three DVDs: TAHITI - Manouche Lehartel mixes traditional music with Mozart (6.5 mins) TONGA - Marilyn Meier revisits her homeland to play for the King (14 mins) SAMOA - Aggie Grey shows us her beloved Samoa (7.5 min ...

ISBN 433608
Published 16 September 2010 by Juniper Film
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Pacific Atlas: A Political, Historical & Cultural Atlas Of Australia, New Zealand & The Pacific Islands
  

Pacific Atlas: A Political, Historical & Cultural Atlas Of Australia, New Zealand & The Pacific Islands (Paperback)

By Vidulich, Michael L.

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This atlas has been designed for students, teachers and others who have an interest in comparing Pacific places politically. historically and culturally.

ISBN 9780473229672
Published 30 December 2012
Interest Age 12-15 years
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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
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