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The Treaty of Waitangi

by Ross Calman Oratia Books (January 31, 2012)

The Treaty of Waitangi is the founding document of New Zealand, a subject of endless discussion and controversy, and is at the centre of many of this nation’s major events, including the annual Waitangi Day...


Wiremu Pere

by Joseph Te Kani Pere Libro International (November 02, 2010)

Wiremu Pere (Wi Pere) lived from 1837 to 1915, leading his tribes of Rongowhakaata and Te Aitanga a Mahaki through some of the most turbulent chapters of New Zealand history. He stood resolute against colonialism...


Nga Waka o Nehera

by Jeff Evans Oratia Books (November 05, 2014)

Finally back in print after more than twelve years, this is the essential reference work to the traditions of Maori canoes that voyaged to New Zealand – including lists of the waka, names of crew members and...


Ships, Clocks, and Stars

by Richard Dunn & Rebekah Higgitt Harper Design (November 04, 2014)

A tale of eighteenth-century invention and competition, commerce and conflict, this is a lively, illustrated, and accurate chronicle of the search to solve “the longitude problem,” the question of how to...


Work, Class, and Power in the Borderlands of the Early American Pacific: The Labors of Empire

by Evan Lampe Lexington Books (December 12, 2013)

This book explores the nature of power and labor in the early American Pacific from the perspective of sailors, merchants, and the people they encounters across the Pacific. By looking at Honolulu, the merchant...


Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Pacific Islands

by Max Quanchi & John Robson Scarecrow Press (October 18, 2005)

The long voyages of discovery and exploration of the vast Pacific Ocean were an exercise in logistics, navigation, hard grit, shipwreck and pure luck. The motivations were scientific and geographic, but at the...


Theatre in Dublin, 1745-1820: A Calendar of Performances

by John C. Greene Lehigh University Press (December 01, 2011)

This is the first comprehensive, daily compendium of more than 18,000 performances that took place in Dublin’s theatres, music halls, pleasure gardens, and circus amphitheatres between Thomas Sheridan’s...


Theatre in Dublin, 1745-1820: A Calendar of Performances

by John C. Greene Lehigh University Press (December 01, 2011)

This is the first comprehensive, daily compendium of more than 18,000 performances that took place in Dublin’s theatres, music halls, pleasure gardens, and circus amphitheatres between Thomas Sheridan’s...


Myths & Legends of the Polynesians

by Andersen Tuttle Publishing (December 18, 2012)

Myths & Legends of the Polynesians is an account of the history, art and mythology of the Polynesian peoples.

The Polynesians had many myths and legends, but through the ages they had been circulated by word...


Historical Dictionary of Polynesia

by Robert D. Craig Scarecrow Press (December 18, 2010)

This third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Polynesia greatly expands on the previous editions through a chronology, an introductory essay, an expansive bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary...


Cooper's Creek

by Alan Moorehead Skyhorse (August 01, 2010)

In 1860, an expedition set out from Melbourne, Australia, into the interior of the country, with the mission to find a route to the northern coast. Headed by Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills, the party...


The Discovery of Australia

by Warren B. Kimberly & George A. Wood Lmp–History and Civilization Coll (April 03, 2020)

This book deals with the History of the Discovery of Australia.

"The world was old before Australia was wrested by navigators from her primal gloom and obscurity. Throughout the long roll of centuries of ancient...


The Catalpa Expedition

by Z. Walter Pease Lm Publishers (April 03, 2020)

One hundred years after the Declaration of Independence, an American whaling captain, George S. Anthony, commemorated the event by enforcing another declaration of independence which set free the Irish political...


Sea People

by Christina Thompson & Susan Lyons HarperAudio (March 12, 2019)

A blend of Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel and Simon Winchester's Pacific, a thrilling intellectual detective story that looks deep into the past to uncover who first settled the islands of the remote...


Voyagers of the Titanic

by Richard Davenport-Hines & Robin Sachs HarperAudio (March 06, 2012)

It has been one hundred years since the sinking of the passenger liner Titanic in the North Atlantic, yet worldwide fascination with the epic tragedy remains as strong as ever. With Voyagers of the Titanic,...


Mutiny on Board HMS Bounty

by William Bligh & Bernard Mayes Blackstone Publishing (August 07, 2012)

In 1787, William Bligh, commander of the Bounty, sailed under Captain Cook on a voyage to Tahiti to collect plants of the breadfruit tree, with a view to acclimatizing the species to the West Indies. During...


Scoundrels & Eccentrics of the Pacific

by John Dunmore Upstart (June 14, 2018)

Scoundrels & Eccentrics of the Pacific is a new title delving into the adventurers who once made the great Pacific their playground – from likeable dreamers to outright conmen, slavers and pirates, and even...


German Histories and Pacific Histories

by Hartmut Berghoff, Frank Biess & Ulrike Strasser Berghahn Books (November 01, 2018)

Traditionally, Germany has been considered a minor player in Pacific history before World War II: its trade there was more limited than that of other nations, and whereas its European rivals established themselves...


Ancestor Worship Among the Fijians

by Basil H. Thomson & Frank Coffee Literature and Knowledge Publishing (April 02, 2018)

Like other primitive peoples, the Fijians deified their ancestors. The father ruled the family. Each member of it turned to him for the ordering of his daily life. No scheme entered the head of the young man...


Tattooing the World: Pacific Designs in Print and Skin

by Juniper Ellis Columbia University Press (March 03, 2008)

In the 1830s an Irishman named James F. O'Connell acquired a full-body tattoo while living as a castaway in the Pacific. The tattoo featured traditional patterns that, to native Pohnpeians, defined O'Connell's...


Beyond Hawai'i

by Gregory Rosenthal University of California Press (May 04, 2018)

In the century from the death of Captain James Cook in 1779 to the rise of the sugar plantations in the 1870s, thousands of Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) men left Hawai'i to work on ships at sea and in na '...


History of New Zealand

by History and Civilization Collection Lm Publishers (August 16, 2017)

This book presents the History of New Zealand : the "Land of the Long White Cloud". New Zealand is an Island country of the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The date of man's arrival in New Zealand is uncertain....


Theatre in Dublin, 1745-1820: A Calendar of Performances

by John C. Greene Lehigh University Press (November 16, 2011)

This is the first comprehensive, daily compendium of more than 18,000 performances that took place in Dublin's theatres, music halls, pleasure gardens, and circus amphitheatres between Thomas Sheridan's becoming...


Theatre in Dublin, 1745–1820

by John C. Greene Lehigh University Press (November 16, 2011)

Theatre in Dublin,1745–1820: A Calendar of Performances is the first comprehensive, daily compendium of more than 18,000 performances that took place in Dublin’s many professional theatres, music halls,...


Theatre in Dublin, 1745–1820

by John C. Greene Lehigh University Press (December 01, 2011)

Theatre in Dublin,1745–1820: A Calendar of Performances is the first comprehensive, daily compendium of more than 18,000 performances that took place in Dublin’s many professional theatres, music halls,...


Theatre in Dublin, 1745–1820

by John C. Greene Lehigh University Press (November 16, 2011)

Theatre in Dublin,1745–1820: A Calendar of Performances is the first comprehensive, daily compendium of more than 18,000 performances that took place in Dublin’s many professional theatres, music halls,...


Customs and Culture of the Philippines

by Gladys Zabilka Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1963)

This classic introduction to the rich culture and history of the Phillipines Islands is a must have for any traveler or cultural scholar.

Few countries are as rich in cultural heritage as the Republic of the...


Guam Past and Present

by Charles Beardsley Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1964)

This expansive history of Guam provides a rare look at the people and culture of this tiny, but strategically important Pacific Island.

In a highly readable style author Beardsley—himself a sometime resident...


Hawaiian Legends of Volcanoes

by William D. Westervelt Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1991)

"A richly entertaining series of Hawaiian tales with explanatory facts, which will delight and inform both the folklore fan and the general reader…" —The Honolulu Advertiser

Hawaiian Legends of Volcanoes made...


Fire and Water: And Other Hawaiian Legends

by Betty Rice & Barbara Lyons Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1955)

Fire and Water is the first written collection of stories based on Hawaiian legends told on Maui. It is a classic Hawaiian children's book.

The setting for this delightful collection of stories is the volcanoes...


Ancient Hawaiian Civilization: A Series of Lectures Delivered at THE KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS

by E.S. Craighill Handy & Davis Tuttle Publishing (December 15, 1989)

Ancient Hawaiian Civilization takes us back to Hawaii's " stone age," when there wasn't an alphabet, numbering system, or other civilized distinctions as we know them. Still rules of living, modes, and customs...


The Drama of Fiji: A Contemporary History

by John Wesley Coulter Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1967)

This history of Fiji focuses on the period of Imperial British control and offers a fascinating glimpse at a unique and volatile situation.

The drama unfolds with a look into the backgrounds of the native Fijians—subsistence...


Islands of Destiny: A History of Hawaii

by Olive Wyndette Tuttle Publishing (June 10, 1968)

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...


Polynesian Researches: Hawaii

by William Ellis Tuttle Publishing (December 15, 1989)

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...


Journal of William Ellis

by William Ellis Tuttle Publishing (March 05, 2013)

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...


Six Months in the Sandwich Islands

by Isabella L. Bird Tuttle Publishing (February 19, 2013)

This classic of Hawaiian literature offers a charming glimpse at the splendid and fascinating world of pre–American Hawaii.

Isabella Lucy Bird won fame in her own time as the most remarkable woman traveler of...


Adventures of a Sea Hunter: In Search of Famous Shipwrecks

by James Delgado & Clive Cussler Douglas & McIntyre (July 01, 2009)

Leading archaeologist and consummate storyteller James Delgado takes readers on a rollicking deep-sea dive into his highly unusual life's work: locating and exploring the world's most famous shipwrecks. Colorful...


A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands: Of the Civil, Religious, and Political History of Those Islands

by Hiram Bingham, Am & Terence Barrow, Ph.D. Tuttle Publishing (March 05, 2013)

The fascinating personal account from one of the first Westerners to live in Hawaii.

A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands, by the Reverend Hiram Bingham, was first printed in New York in 1847....


Missionary Adventures in the South Pacific

by Leona Crawford & David Livingston Crawford Tuttle Publishing (June 10, 1967)

Besides providing a wealth of contemporary factual information, diligently researched and presented in a remarkably lucid manner, this book is full of human interest: the braving of incredible dangers, the enduring...


Secrets of the World's Undiscovered Treasures

by Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe Dundurn (March 23, 2009)

This fascinating, expertly researched book brilliantly reveals the unsolved mysteries of the worlds undiscovered treasures from vast stores of pirate gold still hidden on many real-life treasure islands to the...


Different White People: Radical Activism for Aboriginal Rights 1946-1972

by Deborah Wilson UWA Publishing (July 01, 2015)

Different White People presents a trilogy of remarkable stories about campaigns for Aboriginal rights. But the most curious thing about this book is that the central characters in this book are not Aborigines....


Tears in the Darkness

by Michael Norman & Elizabeth M. Norman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 08, 2009)

Tears in the Darkness is an altogether new look at World War II that exposes the myths of war and shows the extent of suffering and loss on both sides.

For the first four months of 1942, U.S., Filipino, and...


Fierce Heart

by Stuart Holmes Coleman St. Martin's Press (April 27, 2009)

Fierce Heart is the biography of a community and a portrait of its people. Although Makaha is a small, isolated town on the Western coast of Oahu, it has produced some of the most intriguing Hawaiians of the...


The Ethnographic Experiment: A.M. Hocart and W.H.R. Rivers in Island Melanesia, 1908

by Edvard Hviding & Cato Berg Berghahn Books (June 01, 2014)

In 1908, Arthur Maurice Hocart and William Halse Rivers Rivers conducted fieldwork in the Solomon Islands and elsewhere in Island Melanesia that served as the turning point in the development of modern anthropology....


Historical Dictionary of Fiji

by Brij V. Lal Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 15, 2015)

The Historical Dictionary of Fiji contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics,...


Flying the Knife Edge: New Guinea Bush Pilot

by Matt McLaughlin & Russell Thomson Flying the Knife Edge (February 23, 2016)

Sometimes it’s not about the destination...it’s about the journey.

‘Flying the Knife Edge’ is the story of an ordinary man experiencing extraordinary things as a pilot in Papua New Guinea in the 1990s....


Breverton's Nautical Curiosities

by Terry Breverton Quercus (November 05, 2013)

Breverton's Nautical Curiosities is about ships, people and the sea. However, unlike many other nautical compendiums, the focus of this book is on the unusual, the overlooked or the downright extraordinary....


Paradise of the Pacific

by Susanna Moore Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 31, 2015)

The dramatic history of America's tropical paradise

The history of Hawaii may be said to be the story of arrivals--from the eruption of volcanoes on the ocean floor 18,000 feet below, the first hardy seeds that...