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  • In the South Seasby Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Floating Press 1908; US$ 3.99

    In the South Seas is a collection of Robert Louis Stevenson's articles and essays on his travels in the Pacific. In his words: "For nearly ten years my health had been declining; and for some while before I set forth upon my voyage, I believed I was come to the afterpiece of life, and had only the nurse and undertaker to expect. It was suggested... more...

  • Foodies' Guide 2012: Brisbaneby Karen Reyment

    Hardie Grant Books 2011; US$ 12.99

    Brisbane foodies have a wealth of fresh, locally grown foods at their fingertips. Finally, the bible for the burgeoning Brisbane foodie scene has arrived. The Foodies’ Guide to Brisbane contains reviews of all the Brisbane foodie hotspots, as well as detailed sections on the Gold Coast and Tambourine Mountain, the Sunshine Coast, and Stanthorpe,... more...

  • Hide and Seek Brisbaneby Explore Australia

    Hardie Grant Books 2010; US$ 14.95

    Following the success of Hide & Seek Melbourne and Hide & Seek Sydney comes the third guidebook in this series. Hide & Seek Brisbane is a funky and compact guide to the city’s hidden treasures. From restaurants and shops to bars and outdoor activities, the book features 40 secret and intriguing places that you won’t find in any regular travel... more...

  • Palm Islandby Joanne Watson

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    Based on extensive archival and oral history research as well as on personal connections with the community, this volume challenges the prevailing negative view of Palm Island, Australia, and argues against the failure to address today?s continuing Indigenous disadvantage. This substantial history recounts some of the most explosive episodes in Queensland... more...

  • A History of the Pacific Islandsby Deryck Scarr

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    A book about the past and present Pacific Islands, wide-ranging in time and space spanning the centuries from the first settlement of the islands until the present day. more...

  • Narratives of Nation in the South Pacificby Ton and Thomas Otto

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 45.95

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Archaeology of Oceaniaby Ian Lilley

    Wiley 2008; US$ 138.95

    This book is a state-of-the-art introduction to the archaeology of Oceania, covering both Australia and the Pacific Islands. The first text to provide integrated treatment of the archaeologies of Australia and the Pacific Islands Enables readers to form a coherent overview of cultural developments across the region as a whole Brings together... more...

  • Stars of Tagaiby Nonie Sharp

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1993; US$ 26.50

    Stars of Tagai is about life among the blue-water people of the Torres Strait Islands ? the title is drawn from the myth of Tagai which belongs to all Torres Strait Islanders. The book explores the changing life of these sea people, their creation and re-creation of identity, and their unique sea culture rich in meaning and custom. Covering the period... more...

  • Islands and Empiresby Ernest S. Dodge

    University of Minnesota Press 1972; US$ 25.00

    Islands and Empires was first published in 1976. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. This is the first one-volume account of the massive impact of Western civilization on the Pacific Islands and... more...

  • Life B'Long Ali Drummondby Samantha Faulkner; Ali Drummond

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2007; US$ 20.00

    Family is one of the most important things in Sam Faulkner’s life. Ali Drummond is Sam Faulkner's grandfather, and this is his story. more...