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History - Pacific

Adventures of Tupaia, The

Follow Tupaia as he grows up in Ra'iatea, becoming a high-ranking 'arioi and master navigator. Join him as he meets up with Cook in Tahiti and sails as part of the crew on the Endeavour across the Pac..

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BWB Text: False Divides: 2018

Te Moana Nui a Kiwa is the great ocean continent. While it is common to understand ocean and seas as something that divides land, for those Indigenous to the Pacific or the Moana, it was traditionally..

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Consuming Ocean Island: Stories of People and Phosphate from Banaba

Consuming Ocean Island tells the story of the land and people of Banaba, a small Pacific island, which, from 1900 to 1980, was heavily mined for phosphate, an essential ingredient in fertilizer. As mi..

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Culture is Life:  Photographic Exploration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Modern Australia

Culture is Life is a modern, photographic celebration of the diversity of Indigenous Australians. Pre-eminent Aboriginal photographer Wayne Quilliam has an archive of thousands of images and interview..

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Dark Emu - Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

`Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent ... [It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once w..

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Empire and the Making of Native Title: Sovereignty, Property and Indigenous People

This book provides a new approach to the historical treatment of indigenous peoples' sovereignty and property rights in Australia and New Zealand. By shifting attention from the original European clai..

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Fatal Contact: How Epidemics Nearly Wiped Out Australia's First Peoples

Fatal Contact explores the devastating infectious diseases introduced into the Indigenous populations of Australia after the arrival of the British colonists in 1788. Epidemics of smallpox, tuberculos..

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Men Without Country: The true story of exploration and rebellion in the South Seas

A mission to collect breadfruit from Tahiti becomes the most famous mutiny in history when the crew rise up against Captain William Bligh, with accusations of food restrictions and unfair punishments...

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Mothers' Darlings of the South Pacific: Children of Indigenous Women and US Servicemen WWII
Palace Letters, The: The Queen, the governor-general, and the plot to dismiss Gough Whitlam

A political betrayal. A constitutional crisis. A hidden correspondence. Gough Whitlam was a progressive prime minister whose reign from 1972 proved tumultuous after 23 years of conservative g..

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Pathway of the Birds: The Voyaging Achievements of the Maori and Their Polynesian Ancestors

"Andrew Crowe has produced a masterful synthesis of the remarkable voyaging history of the Polynesians." Prof Patrick Kirch, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus and Professor of the Graduate School at th..

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People of the River: Lost Worlds of Early Australia

'A masterpiece of historical writing that takes your breath away' - Tom Griffiths 'A majestic book' - John Maynard 'Shimmering prose' - Tiffany Shellam Dyarubbin, the Hawkesbury-Nepean..

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People of the Sea

Long before Western man 'discovered' them, the 'People of the Sea', as many inhabitants of the South Pacific called themselves, had a vibrant, socially sophisticated culture in which travel on water p..

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Poisoning the Pacific: The US Military's Secret Dumping of Plutonium, Chemical Weapons, and Agent Orange

For decades, US military operations have been contaminating the Pacific region with toxic substances, including plutonium, dioxin, and VX nerve agent. Hundreds of thousands of service members, their f..

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Polynesia, 900-1600: overview of the history of Aotearoa, Rekohu, and Rapa Nui: 2021

This book provides a concise introduction to the history of South Polynesia during the period typically defined as the 'Middle Ages' by western historians, focusing on Aotearoa New Zealand, Rekohu (Ch..

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Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific

'Wonderfully researched and beautifully written' Philip Hoare, author of Leviathan 'Succeeds in conjuring a lost world' Dava Sobel, author of Longitude 'Fascinating and satisfying' Simon Win..

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Semut: The Untold Story of a Secret Australian Operation in WWII Borneo

A remarkable new book about Operation Semut, an Australian secret military operation launched by the organisation popularly known as Z Special Unit in the final months of WWII. March 1945. A hand..

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Songlines:  Power and Promise

'Let this series begin the discussion.' - Bruce Pascoe 'An act of intellectual reconciliation.' - Lynette Russell Songlines are an archive for powerful knowledges that ensured Australia's ma..

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Vandemonians: Repressed History of Colonial Victoria

From award-winning author and historian Janet McCalman, the engrossing tale of Tasmanian convict settlers in colonial Victoria It was meant to be 'Victoria the Free', uncontaminated by the Convic..

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Voyagers: Settlement of the Pacific

Tthe extraordinary sixty-thousand-year history of how the Pacific islands were settled. From an award-winning scholar, the extraordinary sixty-thousand-year history of how the Pacific islan..

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