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There are 53 books in this catalogue.
Tradition and change in the Fijian village.
Nayacakalou, R. R.
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.
Price: $8.00

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

The Trumpet Shall Sound: A study of Cargo Cults in Melanesia
Worsley, Peter
Book Number: 31540
ISBN: 261631349
London: Macgibbon and Kee1968 8vo hardcover 300pp index. very good, owner's signature on fep. / very good d/w.
Price: $10.00

Yield Not To The Wind
Margaret Clarence
Book Number: 31783
ISBN: 090963307x
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.
Price: $22.00

Softly, Wild Drums In New Guinea Today
Dean, Beth and Victor Carell
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.
Price: $15.00

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

Destiny's Landfall. A History of Guam.
Rogers, Robert F.
Book Number: 45928
ISBN: 0824816161
University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, 1995. Small 4to. softcover. 380pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, book a little bent.
Price: $18.00

Wings Over Shangri-La
Steiger, E. Janet
Book Number: 46327
ISBN: 0964812703
Steiger 1995 8vo. softcover. 241pp. b/w illus. map. very good. Signed by author.
Price: $12.00

Never and Always: Micronesian legends, fables, and folklore
Ashby, Gene and By The Students of The Community College of Micronesia
Book Number: 47810
ISBN: 0931742110
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.
Price: $15.00

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

The Kahuna. Versatile Mystics Of Old Hawaii.
McBride, L. R.
Book Number: 53842
ISBN: 0912180188
Petroglyph Press, Hawaii 1972 8vo. softcover. 72pp. b/w illus. Very good.
Price: $8.00

For Whom Are the Stars?
Loomis, Albertine
Book Number: 55318
ISBN: 0824804163
University Press of Hawaii, 1976 8vo hardcover 229pp, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Price: $15.00

The Pacific Ocean.
Riesenberg, Felix
Book Number: 55876
Museum Press, London, 1947. 8vo. hardcover. 284pp. b/w illus, endpaper maps. Very good, foxing. / Very good d/w with small piece missing at top of spine, owner's signature on fep.
Price: $8.00

Treasure Islands The Trials Of The Banabans
Binder, Pearl
Book Number: 56419
ISBN: 0207136092
Angus & Robertson, Australia, 1978. 8vo. hardcover. 191pp. b/w illus. maps. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Price: $15.00

Timor Lives! Speeches of Freedom and Independence
Gusmao, Xanana
Book Number: 57032
ISBN: 1921004169
Longueville Books, Alexandria, Australia, 2005. 8vo. softcover. 260pp. index, b/w illus. Very good+.
Price: $15.00

Angels of Aceh: The compelling story of Operation Tsunami Assist
York, Sophie
Book Number: 57280
ISBN: 1741147468
Allen & Unwin, 2005 8vo softcover 304pp very good. A compassionate and sometimes shocking account of the Boxing Day tsunami told by the first Australian surgical team into Banda Aceh.
Price: $9.00

West Papua and Indonesia Since Suharto: Independence, Autonomy or Chaos?
King, Peter
Book Number: 58210
ISBN: 0868406767
University of New South Wales Press Ltd, Australia, 2004 8vo. softcover. 231pp. index, b/w illus. Near Fine.
Price: $22.00

Day of Reckoning
Strahan, Lachlan
Book Number: 58212
ISBN: 1740761677
Pandanus Books, Canberra, 2005. 8vo. softcover. 396pp. index, b/w illus. Very good+.
Price: $18.00

FIJI AND THE FIJIANS Volume II Mission History
Calvert, James
Book Number: 58887
ISBN: 9822080044
Suva, Fiji Museum 2003 8vo. Softcover. 435pp. B/w illus. Very good.
Price: $18.00

FIJI AND THE FIJIANS Volume I The Islands and their Inhabitants
Calvert, James
Book Number: 58888
Suva, Fiji Museum 1985 8vo. Softcover. 266pp. B/w illus, fold-out map. Very good+.
Price: $18.00

Pioneers of the Pacific - Voyages of Exploration, 1787 - 1810
Nigel Rigby, Pieter van der Merwe and Glyn Williams
Book Number: 56550
ISBN: 1920694641
UWA Press 2005 4to. Hardcover in d/w. 144pp. Fine in same d/w. Index. Illustrated. Pioneers of the Pacific aims to correct this imbalance through the voyages of exploration that continued Cook’s work of charting the Pacific. These voyages, by William Bligh, George Vancouver, Matthew Flinders, La Perouse and Arthur Phillip, span a time that saw Britain become the world’s leading maritime power. This book explores the following themes: the legacies of Cook, encounters with indigenous peoples, the growing professionalism of the hydrographic service, the types of ship used, artists and scientists on the voyages of exploration, and the colonial, commercial and imperial contexts of the voyages.
Price: $12.00

Time Expired
Odonnell, G.C.
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.
Price: $15.00

In Papua New Guinea
Dodwell, Christina
Book Number: 61962
Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset Oxford Illustrated Press 1983 8vo hardcover 255pp colour illus. very good+ / very good+ d/w.
Price: $18.00