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There are 51 books in this catalogue.
CLELAND, Dame Rachel.:  PAPUA NEW GUINEA PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE. Story of Official & Family Life in Papua New Guinea From 1951-1975.
Book Number: 2453
Artlook Books. Perth. 1985. frontis portrait, chapter heading illustrations by Papua New Guinea artist Jon Dangar, 39 photos, e/p maps;hardcover in dust jacket;mint condition. absorbing reading and politically important history.
Keywords: PNG, a warm personal account of the lifestyle and customs of the people combined with a detailed record of events leading to Independence,
Price: $15.00


Odonnell, G.C.:  Time Expired
Book Number: 4953
Sydney, Leksand Press, 1967. First edition. Signed by Author. 8vo. Hardcover. 232pp. Very good, very light foxing to endpapers. / very good d/w, lightly chipped at corners, one tiny tear at rear.
Keywords: south pacific papua new guinea cargo cult religious movement naviu novel
Price: $15.00


Selby, David:  Itambu!
Book Number: 4954
Currawong Sydney 1st edition 1963. 8vo. Hardcover. 167pp. Index. Very good, light foxing to endpapers. / very good d/w. clipped and lightly chipped.
Keywords: papua new guinea australia west conflict indonesia timor
Price: $15.00


Wright, Theon:  THE DISENCHANTED ISLES. The Story of the Second Revolution in Hawaii.
Book Number: 4957
New York, The Dial Press, 1972 Large 8vo. Hardcover. 304pp. + b/w plates. Index. Very good / very good d/w.
Keywords: Second Revolution in Hawaii.history united states of america hawain islands
Price: $25.00


Machowski, Jacek:  Island of Secrets - the Discovery and Exploration of Easter Island
Book Number: 5037
London: Hale, 1975 8vo. Hardcover. 223pp. + b/w plates. Index. Very good, minor wear to bottom edge, small mark from pastedown and previous owner's name on fep. / very good d/w.
Keywords: easter island pacific islands mysteries polynesia polynesian stone statues history
Price: $12.00


van der Veur, Paul W.:  Documents and Correspondence on New Guinea's Boundaries
Book Number: 5040
Australian National University Press. Canberra. 1966. Smal 4to. Softcover. 212pp. Good, cover lightly chipped.
Keywords: papua new guinea south pacific boundaries history
Price: $15.00


Joel, Asher::  Without Chains, Free. An Historical Narrative of the Philippines.
Book Number: 5041
Social Studies Publications Inc Manila 1977. 8vo. Hard cover. 285pp. Very good. / very good d/w. lightly chipped top edge, Some dye from boards has stained reverse dw.
Keywords: Historical Narrative of the Philippines. History islands
Price: $18.00


Keelan, Alice J.:  In the Land of Dohori.
Book Number: 5043
Angus & Robertson. Sydney. 1929 Sm.8vo. 302pp. + b/w plates, frontis. Good, foxing mainly to endpapers and outer page edges. Front board slightly bent.
Keywords: papua new guinea south pacific dohori history
Price: $15.00


Finlay, Ian and Sheppard, Trish:  Across the South Pacific. Island-hopping from Santiago to Sydney.
Book Number: 5308
Angus and Robertson Australia 1st edition 1981. Inscribed & signed by Trish Sheppard & Ian Finlay on title page. 8vo. hardcover. 245pp. + colour plates. very good+, minor wear to bottom of spine. / very good d/w with faded spine and top front edge.
Keywords: South Pacific islands travel easter island polynesia cook samoa tonga fiji vanuatu new caledonia
Price: $25.00


Dodge, Ernest S.:  Beyond the Capes. Pacific Exploration from Captain Cook to the Challenger. (1776-1877).
Book Number: 5630
London Victor Gollancz. 1971 Large 8vo. hardcover. 429pp. index. b/w illus. very good. / very good, clipped d/w.
Keywords: cape of good hope horn pacific acean captain cook explorers exploration discoveries la Perouse bligh john hunetr vancouver lames wilson baudin admiral von krusenstern kotezbue dumond d'urville commodore charles wilkes
Price: $15.00


McHardy, Rev. Emmett:  Blazing the Trail: Letters from the North Solomon Mission
Book Number: 6035
Rev. T. J. Wade, Sydney, 1935. 8vo. hardcover. 188pp;.+ b/w plates. very good+. / good, chipped d/w with some small tears.
Keywords: Letters North Solomon Mission islands south pacific
Price: $18.00


Ryan, John:  The Hot Land: Focus on New Guinea
Book Number: 20988
Macmillan, Melbourne, 1969 8vo. hardcover. 390pp. + b/w plates. endpaper maps. very good/very good d/w.'
Keywords: papua New Guinea west iryan indonesia
Price: $10.00


Coulter, John Wesley:  Fiji: Little India of the Pacific
Book Number: 21236
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1943. 8vo. hardcover. 156pp. index. b/w illus. maps. very good. / good, chipped d/w. '
Keywords: fiji pacific islands indians population natives distribution
Price: $15.00


Nayacakalou, R. R.:  Tradition and change in the Fijian village.
Book Number: 25062
Suva, South Pacific Social Sciences Association, 1978. Pb, very good, b&w photos. 162 pp. Contents include Draubuta Village, Lomawai Village, Nokorosule Village, The Traditional Fijian Village Economy, The Problem of Change and the Factors of Change, Choice and Compromise, Glossary of Fijian terms, Bibliography, Appendixes, Household Activities, diary of Niko Seba, Household Income and expenditure, Index.
Keywords: Draubuta Village, Lomawai Village, Nokorosule Village, The Traditional Fijian Village Economy, The Problem of Change and the Factors of Change, Choice and Compromise, Glossary of Fijian terms, Bibliography, Appendixes, Household Activities, diary of Niko
Price: $8.00


Todd, Ian.:  Island realm : a Pacific panorama
Book Number: 27662
Sydney Angus & Robertson 1974 4to hardcover 214pp index, colour & b/w illus, maps. very good / good d/w with small tear at bottom rear spinefold.
Keywords: Oceania Description and travel Island realm a Pacific panorama Todd Ian
Price: $25.00


By A Lady (Mary Wallis):  LIFE IN FEEJEE Or, Five Years Among the Cannibals
Book Number: 28792
Suva, Fiji Fiji Museum 1983. 8vo. softcover. 422pp. fold-out map inside rear cover. very good.
Keywords: fiji feejee Among the Cannibals pacific islands
Price: $15.00


Dunn, James.:  Timor : a people betrayed
Book Number: 30549
Sydney ABC Books 1996 8vo softcover 365pp index, b/w illus. very good, pages browned. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Keywords: Timor Timur (Indonesia) History Timor Timur (Indonesia) Politics and government Timor Timur (Indonesia) Foreign relations Timor a people betrayed Dunn James
Price: $12.00


Worsley, Peter:  The Trumpet Shall Sound: A study of Cargo Cults in Melanesia
Book Number: 31540
London: Macgibbon and Kee1968 8vo hardcover 300pp index. very good, owner's signature on fep. / very good d/w.
Keywords: Cargo Cults in Melanesia
Price: $10.00


Margaret Clarence:  Yield Not To The Wind
Book Number: 31783
Management Development Publishers 1987 reprinted. 8vo. Illustrated wraps. 154pp. Signed by author on title page. Illustrated with b&w photo's. A fact based account of the authors parents lives based on stories, diaries and word of mouth of their adventures running plantations in Soloman Islands, New Guinea, running a hotel, and the mothers imprisonment in Japan.
Keywords: Soloman Islands, Scottish migrants, island traders, marriage, malaita massagre, Raboul, World War II,
Price: $22.00


Barrett, Charles:  Isles of the Sun.
Book Number: 33954
William Heinemann, Melbourne, 1954. 1st ed. 8vo. hardcover. 258pp. index, b/w illus. very good, light foxing to endpapers. / good d/w.
Keywords: torres straight papau new guinea aborigines
Price: $18.00


Dean, Beth and Victor Carell:  Softly, Wild Drums In New Guinea Today
Book Number: 35473
Ure Smith 1958 large 8vo. 200pp. Hardcover in very good d/w. Pages lightly toned with age. Maps on End pages. Colour Plates very good and bright, b&w photography very clear. Glossary. B&w line drawings of ceremony. Contents includes Pilei Bilong Nambus, People who Fish with Kites, Aitape, Ceremony with the Masked Face, Mahol Adventures, Path of the Crocodile, Women who Walk with Fish, Yendana, the Snake Man, People who Fish with Chants, Rings for the Bride, The Pig Hunt, Phallic Shell People, Wedding of the Flutes, Wearers of the Shells, Ceremony of the Fish, Village of Aoete. Mr. Minj, Brown Gold, Gods of Feathered Crowns, Dance of the Swaying Foreheads, Sun and Moon Story, Pearl-shells for the Dancers.
Keywords: Pilei Bilong Nambus, People who Fish with Kites, Aitape, Ceremony with the Masked Face, Mahol Adventures, Path of the Crocodile, Women who Walk with Fish, Yendana, the Snake Man, People who Fish with Chants, Rings for the Bride, The Pig Hunt, Phallic Shel
Price: $15.00


Coutts, Michael:  Looking Back. OL piksa bilong tiam bipo. A selection og old photographs from Papua New Guinea 1880-1960s
Book Number: 36924
South Pacific Magazine 1990 4to softcover 84pp index, colour & b/w illus. very good.
Keywords: photographs papua new guinea military world war two
Price: $15.00


Mara, Kamisese:  The Pacific Way: A Memoir
Book Number: 40643
University of Hawaii Press January 1997 8vo softcover 298pp very good. After so many successful travel books written about the Empire and Commonwealth from a British point of view, it would restore the balance to have other voices telling their side of the imperial saga. This mould-breaking book, which may well become a classic of its kind, is one of the first such to appear. Ratu Kamisese Mara is a Polynesian of distinguished lineage, born to command and high political office, educated in New Zealand, at Oxford and the LSE, who writes in a witty and urbane style." -Times Literary Supplement Ratu Sir Kamisese's thoughtful and entertaining memoir of his personal and political life candidly outlines significant events in the development of Fiji, a plural society for which The Pacific Way holds a special and evocative meaning. The phrase inspired his 1970 partnership with the Indian opposition leader to produce a constitution whereby, in his own words, "people of different races, opinions and cultures can live and work together for the good of all, can differ without rancour, govern without malice, and accept responsibility as reasonable people intent on serving the interests of all." After leading Fiji through 17 years of multiracial harmony, he found it ironic that his defeat in 1987, opposed by an Indian-dominated coalition and a fervid Fijian Nationalist Party, was provoked by his multiracialism. But this same multiracial vision enabled him, after the military coups in 1987, to lead an interim government that restored stability and economic progress. As the appointed President of Fiji, he is sustained by wide popular acclaim and affection. Very few Pacific leaders have published their opinions and perspectives on such a wide range of issues and topics. In addition to his long and distinguished political life, he tells of his chiefly heritage, his early education and medical studies at Otago University, his years at Oxford University, and his career as a colonial administrator. His memoir will be of outstanding interest to Pacific historians, political scientists, and anthropologists, as well as the general reader.
Keywords: The Pacific Way A Memoir Mara Kamisese
Price: $18.00


Van Loon, Hendrik Willem:  The Story of the Pacific
Book Number: 42277
Harrap, 1952 8vo. hardcover. 315pp.index, b/w illus. very good, light foxing. / very good d/w.
Keywords: pacific ocean islands history sailing
Price: $25.00


TenBruggencate, Jan; Peebles, Douglas (photographer):  Hawai'i
Book Number: 45677
Mutual Publishing, Honolulu 2003 Oblong 4to. hardcover. 136pp. colour illus. Fine. / Near Fine d/w.
Keywords: hawaii hawain islands
Price: $15.00


Rogers, Robert F.:  Destiny's Landfall. A History of Guam.
Book Number: 45928
University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, 1995. Small 4to. softcover. 380pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, book a little bent.
Keywords: guam pacific islands
Price: $18.00


Newby, David M.:  Fiji - Healing the Land through Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Book Number: 45884
Team Ministry International 2005 8vo. Softcover. 152pp. The impact of the Revival in Fiji and its significance for Reconciliation and Healing the Land in Australia.
Keywords: Fiji Politics Coup 2000
Price: $11.00


Steiger, E. Janet:  Wings Over Shangri-La
Book Number: 46327
Steiger 1995 8vo. softcover. 241pp. b/w illus. map. very good. Signed by author.
Keywords: papua new guinea netherlands dutch south pacific
Price: $12.00


Ashby, Gene and By The Students of The Community College of Micronesia:  Never and Always: Micronesian legends, fables, and folklore
Book Number: 47810
Rainy Day Press 1989 Second Expanded Edition. 8vo softcover 124pp near fine. Contents includes stories on The Origins of Islands and Peoples, Palau, Yap, Truk, Pohnpei, Kosrae, Marshall, The Origins of Reefs, Waters and Landmarks, Palau, Yap, Truk, Phnpei, Kosrae, Marshall, Stories of Customs, Skills and Values - same islands.
Keywords: Never and Always Micronesian legends fables and folklore Ashby Gene
Price: $15.00


Freeman, Derek:  Margaret Mead and Samoa : the making and unmaking of an anthropological myth / Derek Freeman.
Book Number: 49093
Canberra Australian National University Press 1983 8vo hardcover 379pp index. very good+ / very good+ d/w. Samoan culture.
Keywords: Mead Margaret 1901 1978 Nature and nurture Adolescence Samoan Islands Ethnology Samoa Samoa Social conditions Margaret Mead and Samoa the making and unmaking of an anthropological myth / Derek Freeman Freeman Derek
Price: $12.00



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