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- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 158.00
The book explores the historical dimension of Indian indenture from within the lived experience of laborers, who emigrated to Fiji from colonial India a century ago. As these laborers are no longer alive, one could argue that the experience of indenture is no longer accessible, if there had not been recordings of the laborers? life narratives. It is... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2012; US$ 19.99
Born in Queenscliff to English migrant parents, William Lawrence Baillieu first rose to prominence as a successful auctioneer during Melbournes feverish land boom of the 1880s. He quickly built an enormous fortune, which he then subsequently lost in the crash of the early 1890s. But, ever the astute and daring entrepreneur, WL Baillieu resurrected... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2011; US$ 7.50
Hide & Seek Melbourne: Feeling Peckish? is for all locals and visitors who want to discover some interesting and delicious places to eat. The offerings in this foodie guide will take your mouth on a tour of the globe, from flavoursome Chinese dumplings to Italian cheeses as well rounded as a nona. Theres something for everyone here,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00
In the 400 years from Magellan's entrance into Pacific waters to 1920, the lives of the people of the South Pacific were utterly transformed. Exotic diseases from Europe and America, particularly the worldwide influenza pandemic, were deadly for islanders. Ardent missionaries changed the belief systems and lives of nearly all Polynesians, Aborigines,... more...
- NewSouth 2012; US$ 16.99
In this updated edition, Peter Timms leads us on a journey through his adopted city of Hobart, Australias smallest, most southerly, least prosperous, but arguably most beautiful state capital. He reveals a city in transition, shaking off its dark and troubled past to claim its special place in the post-modern world: going boutique, nice... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 18.95
The Journal of William Ellis is a classic of Pacific literature, ranking with the journals of Captain Cook and his men as a record of life and customs of the traditional Hawaiians. No other book rivals it as an account of the life of the Hawaiians in the early 19th century. more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1968; US$ 24.95
This is the complete history of Hawaii. It is the fast-moving narrative of an island nation whose settlement antedates the arrival of European pioneers by a thousand years, and whose destiny it was to become the fiftieth star in the flag of the United States of America. It tells how the Islanders have created a modern-day miracle through education,... more...
- Huia (NZ) Ltd 2013; US$ 7.28
This is a collection of papers by senior Maori academics who are experts and have considerable mana in their chosen fields. The ten contributing authors, who are academics at Massey University, discuss the Maori language, marae, religion, the Treaty of Waitangi, the State and Maori, citizenship education, mental health, the health workforce, kaitiakitanga... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15
Keith Sinclair's The Origins of the Maori Wars is a fascinating account of the Waitara purchase and the cause of war in Taranaki in 1860. The seeds of conflict were sown in the earliest days of European settlement in New Zealand, when colonists arrived to take up land for which they had paid before it had been procured. The King party, one of the... more...