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  • Polynesian Researches: Hawaiiby William Ellis

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 12.95

    Polynesian Researches:Hawaii is the famous record of the author's visit to the Hawaiian Islands in the early nineteenth century. It includes an account of Hawaiian history, government, religion , warfare, and traditions- a general survey of Hawaiian life. More than this, it is the author's personal observations of Hawaiian manners and customs... more...

  • Hide & Seek Melbourne: Feeling Peckish?by Explore Australia Publishing

    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. There’s something for everyone here,... more...

  • Paradise Pastby Robert W. Kirk

    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...

  • Caroline Islandsby F.W. Christian

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 185.00

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  • Hobartby Peter Timms

    NewSouth 2012; US$ 16.99

    In this updated edition, Peter Timms leads us on a journey through his adopted city of Hobart, Australia’s 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...

  • Displacing Nativesby Wood

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 36.99

    This insightful study examines the strategies used by outsiders to usurp Hawaiian lands and undermine indigenous Hawaiian culture. Drawing upon historical and contemporary examples, Wood investigates the journals of Captain Cook, Hollywood films, commercialized hula, Waikiki development schemes, and the appropriation of Pele and Kilauea by haoles to... more...

  • Mana Tangataby Huia Tomlins-Jahnke; Malcolm Mulholland

    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...

  • The Origins of the Maori Warsby Keith Sinclair

    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...

  • A Carved Cloak for Tahuby Mere Whaanga

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    Starting with the building of Te Poho o Potiki, the central wharenui at Iwitea of Ngai Tahu Matawhaiti, a hapu of Ngati Kahungunu, A Carved Cloak for Tahu explores its taonga, the iwi and hapu identities represented in its waiata, stories and carvings, its colonial history including experience with the Native Land Court and the religions to which... more...

  • The Future of Tokelauby Judith Huntsman; Kelihiano Kalolo

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    The Future of Tokelau is a sequel to Judith Huntsman and Antony Hooper?s Tokelau: A Historical Ethnography (1997), and follows the history of that small Pacific nation from the 1970s up to the recent referendum in which Tokelauans decisively voted against independence. This is an extraordinary story a dramatic narrative sometimes taking place... more...