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Some Things of Value: Micronesian Customs and Beliefs - Revised Edition, Ashby, Gene
1 Ashby, Gene Some Things of Value: Micronesian Customs and Beliefs - Revised Edition
U.S.A. Rainy Day Press 1985 0931742129 / 9780931742125 Revised Edition Soft Cover Good Small 12mo 
245 indexed pages including illustrations. The customs of Micronesians are similar in generalities from Palau to the Marshalls, but vary considerably in particulars. Those described in this book relate to: childbirth; land and food; marriage; traditional legends and beliefs; the practice of skills; and funerals. lslands and atolls containing all but about five percent of the people are represented in this book, and in most instances it is the first published writing by Micronesians about customs on their own islands. The sections are arranged by political entities, geographically from west to east. Topics begin with childbirth and are followed by land and food, marriage, legends and beliefs, skills. and funerals. Information on all of these topics is included for the larger islands such as the Palaus, Yap, Truk. Pohnpei, and Kosrae. To this revised edition have been added superstitions and beliefs. Some are particular to specific islands or groups, and others are known throughout Micronesia. 
Price: 17.00 AUD
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Our Time But Not Our Place: Voices of Expatriate Women in Papua New Guinea, Bourke, Myra Jean et al
2 Bourke, Myra Jean et al Our Time But Not Our Place: Voices of Expatriate Women in Papua New Guinea
Australia Melbourne University Press 1993 0522845630 / 9780522845631 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
xxii + 175 pages. Over the years thousands of women, mostly Australians, have lived as expatriates in Papua New Guinea. We went there at different points in our lives and for a variety of reasons. Some of us were keen to go; we were looking for adventure in exotic surroundings, seeking our fortunes, changing jobs, running away from unhappy situations, furthering our professional or academic interests. Many of us were motivated to go to a developing country to 'do good'. Others went because their partners or their parents had an ambition, an obsession or a contract. All have stories to tell. So begins Our Time But Not Our Place in which 31 women tell us of their experiences of Papua New Guinea. Their voices are as diverse as the encounters they describe; their stories span the time between 1930 and 1990; together their responses challenge commonly held views of the expatriate condition. Readers will be drawn to share with the writers their exhilaration, dismay, guilt, fear, excitement, love lives, awe of landscape and sense of isolation - geographical and emotional - as they come to terms with life in Papua New Guinea. They will encounter birth, death, cargo cults, wilful and worthy servants, and discover unusual approaches to bridges that must be crossed... 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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The War Against Defence Restructuring: A Case Study on Changes Leading to the Current Structure of New Zealand Defence, Derek Quigley
3 Derek Quigley The War Against Defence Restructuring: A Case Study on Changes Leading to the Current Structure of New Zealand Defence
Australia Strategic and Defence Studies Centre 2006 0731554779 / 9780731554775 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
xiv + 132 pages. This paper discusses several issues on New Zealand's strategy and defence. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Dominant issues from mid-1980 to the late 1980s; 3. Reforms to the New Zealand Public Sector; 4. New Zealand Defence Sructure as at the mid-980s; Strategos Resource Management Review of Defence; 6. Reaction to the Report; 7. National Party Governments and Defence Reform; 8. Defence Beyond 2000 Reports; 9. Australian View of New Zealand Defence in the 1990s; 10. 2002 Report on Accountabiltes and Structural Arrangements withn New Zealand Defence; 11. Conclusion. Inked stamp in the first page. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Where We Once Belonged, Figiel, Sia
4 Figiel, Sia Where We Once Belonged
Australia Viking 1998 067087938X / 9780670879380 1st Edition Soft Cover Poor 12mo 
236 pages. Samoan novel of the life of an adolescent girl. Alofa Filiga, aged thirteen, lives in the village of Malaefou in Samoa. Here she learns to come to terms with violence, womanhood and her own identity. A novel which uses the traditional Samoan storytelling form of su'ifefiloi. 
Price: 12.50 AUD
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Counterinsurgency in a Test Tube: Analyzing the Success of the Regional Assistance Mission To Solomon Islands (RAMSI), Glenn, Russell
5 Glenn, Russell Counterinsurgency in a Test Tube: Analyzing the Success of the Regional Assistance Mission To Solomon Islands (RAMSI)
U.S.A. Rand Corp 2007 0833040278 / 9780833040275 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
159 pages. The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI), which began on July 24, 2003, has been a remarkable success, in part because of the consistency of its message, the strength of its leadership, and its uncommon support for, rather than overt control of, the Solomon Islands government and policing capability. This study reviews RAMSI operations through the lens of a broader application to current and future counterinsurgency efforts. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Tourism in the Pacific Rim: Development, Impacts, and Markets, Hall, Colin Michael
6 Hall, Colin Michael Tourism in the Pacific Rim: Development, Impacts, and Markets
Australia Longman Cheshire 1994 0582913438 / 9780582913431 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
226 indexed pages. The Asia-Pacific is the world's most rapidly growing tourist region. Tourism is a major export earner for many of the countries in the region and is an industry of major economic significance. But there are also considerable social and environmental impacts such as coastal pollution, ecological destruction, and social dislocation. Tourism in the Pacific Rim is the first book to provide a coherent picture of international tourism in the Asia-Pacific region. Countries included in the book are Japan; China; North East Asia comprising South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong; the ASEAN nations of Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, The Philippines, Singapore and Thailand; Australia and New Zealand; and the microstates of the South Pacific. Each country is analysed in terms of the significance of its tourism industry, inbound and outbound travel, government policies, the impacts of tourism development, and the future prospects for tourism growth. Contents: 1. The Pacific age: the development of the Pacific Basin and its implications for tourism; 2. Japan: tourism superpower of the Pacific; 3. The newly industrialised economies of North East Asia: Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong; 4. ASEAN: 6-in-1 tropical paradise? 5. China: the sleeping tourism giant; 6. Australia and New Zealand: The formation of a joint market; 7. The South Pacific: the tourism periphery; 8. The future development of tourism in the Pacific: the Pacific era or a Japanese lake? 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Bougainville Campaign Diary, Liria, Yauka Aluambo
7 Liria, Yauka Aluambo Bougainville Campaign Diary
Australia Indra Pub 1993 0958771847 / 9780958771849 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
xi + 199 pages. This journal of an ex-Papua New Guinea Defence Force Officer, details against the historical background, the inside story of military operations against the Bougainville Revolutionary Army (BRA). The book offers a sensitive treatment of civil war, from the inside. It provides a Melanesian perspective on a Melanesian war. It describes the background to the secessionist crisis (the discovery of copper, the establishment of the Bougainville Copper mine, and early secessionist movements on the island). The reader learns about the PNG military through Liria's description of his own recruitment and training. As an Intelligence Officer, Liria briefed others on the BRA, and it is through his account of one of those briefing sessions that the reader learns about the BRA, and the support for the BRA among the Bougainvillean people. As well as contributing to the history of the counter-insurgency campaign, the book is an entertaining account of life in uniform. Liria's style is that of a natural raconteur. He shares the opportunities for humour, and is not afraid to tell his readers how he cried to see the burnt out villages of Bougainville, which could so easily have been villages in his own Southern Highlands district. This is not a dry, academic work. It is a good read, and an informative one. Annotations in page x. Creases in the cover. 
Price: 48.00 AUD
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Lilies, feathers & Frangipani, Llewellyn, Kate
8 Llewellyn, Kate Lilies, feathers & Frangipani
Australia Angus & Robertson 1993 0207182361 / 9780207182365 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
196 pages. Account of the author's travels during a two-month visit to New Zealand and the Cook Islands. She describes local food, festivals, gardens, dances and customs in a lively and humorous style. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Long Man, Small Island, McDowell, Lynn Neumann
9 McDowell, Lynn Neumann Long Man, Small Island
Australia Signs Publishing 1986 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo 
96 pages including illustrations. An account of Lynn Neumann McDowell one year-long stint as a Seventh-Day Adventists missionary at Majuro, a coral athol in the Marshall Islands. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Requiem for a Rainbow: A Fijian Indian Story, Napoli, Joan
10 Napoli, Joan Requiem for a Rainbow: A Fijian Indian Story
Australia Pacific Indian Publications 2001 0646415891 / 9780646415895 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
259 pages. Edited and introduced by Kavita Ivy Nandan. A Fijian Indian story. The story of Satehdra Nandan's life as so powerfully evoked in "Requiem for a Rainbow" - written with wit, sadness, anger, passion, insight - is the story of the dislocations and tragedies bequeathed to the peoples of the world by nineteenth and twentieth century colonialism, so careless of future consequenees. Yet interwoven here are also stories of joy and discovery and passages and reflections of great wisdom, the product of a cosmopolitan writer and intelectual who has made many journeys into his family history in Fiji, to India and love, to Australia as exile; voyages into memory, languages, diverse life-worlds, and the fine art of autobiography itself. There is moderate scuffing in the cover. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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Indo-Fijian Experience, Subramani (edited and introduced by)
11 Subramani (edited and introduced by) Indo-Fijian Experience
Australia UQP 1979 070221387X / 9780702213878 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
207 pages. Includes bibliographical references. An anthology of creative writing about the social life and customs East Indians of Fiji after 1879. Contents: Indians in Fiji - an interpretation; The wreck of the Syria, 1884; Conflict in Bhatgaon : the search for a third party; You and who else? Challenge songs in Bhatgaon; Trouble is how you meet it; Through the time tunnel; The celebration; Laxmi; Sautu; Tell me where the train goes; No man's land; Marigolds; The guru; The ghost; Hope in Delhi; My father's son; Labourer's lament; To my foster mother; In a temple; A bastard child; Musings before the image of the dancing Shiva; Indo-Fijian fiction and the Girmit ideology; Across the fence. 
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See The Road Well: Shaping East Timor's Frontier, Sugget, Neil
12 Sugget, Neil See The Road Well: Shaping East Timor's Frontier
Australia Pandanus Books 2005 1740761316 / 9781740761314 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
262 pages including b/w illustrations. In 1999, East Timor erupted into violence following the popular vote for independence. The world watched in horror as reports of looting, arson, rape and murder were broadcast. A UN force, led by Australians, was deployed to establish and maintain peace. Following in the wake of Australian soldiers, Australian Customs officers arrived with a simple mission: to assist in the birth of a new nation. Confronted by the complexities of international politics, cultural differences among countries representing the UN, and competing visions of East Timor's future, the officers learnt that, while everyone's idea of helping is different, if you really want to help you must embrace the local culture. This is an engaging and perceptive account of East Timor's progress towards independence by someone who actively worked and developed relationships with the East Timorese during this process. Full contents: Machine derived contents note: Introduction 1; Chapter 1 Arriving in Dili - a front-row seat 7; Chapter 2 Chitties, sights and sounds 14; Chapter 3 Whose home is it? 22; Chapter 4 A glimpse into the Border Service 26; Chapter 5 Refugee vessel - homecoming 32; Chapter 6 Hera Port 40; Chapter 7 Early politics 48; Chapter 8 Exploring the possibilities 54; Chapter 9 The things we did 65; Chapter 10 The light is brighter across the road 73; Chapter 11 Feelings in the heat 84; Chapter 12 Frustrations 95; Chapter 13 East Timorese have their say 101; Chapter 14 Road to the border 112; Chapter 15 Anzac Day 122; Chapter 16 We're in place 133; Chapter 17 At the border 143; Chapter 18 Nunura market 152; Chapter 19 Local staff arrive 161; Chapter 20 Sunday best 169; Chapter 21 Open for business 178; Chapter 22 Trouble 191; Chapter 23 The woman and her money 198; Chapter 24 What have we done? 205; Chapter 25 Oecussi enclave 213; Chapter 26 Village life 223; Chapter 27 Can't wait to tell you everything, but 234; Chapter 28 See the road well 246; Epilogue Since our departure 251; Glossary 259. 
Price: 36.00 AUD
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Diplomatic Deceits: Government, Media & East Timor, Tiffen, Rodney
13 Tiffen, Rodney Diplomatic Deceits: Government, Media & East Timor
Australia University of New South Wales Press 2001 086840571X / 9780868405711 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
128 indexed pages. Throughout September 1999 Australian television and newspaper s were dominated by the coverage of the violence in East Timor following the decisive vote for independence. Vivid and intense, this reporting helped create pressure for international intervention, culminating in the arrival of United Nations forces. This compelling book examines the changing character of media coverage of East Timor and the shifts in Australian diplomacy and public opinion. Taking events up to the release of new Foreign Affairs documents in late 2000, it is the first detailed account of how diplomatic imperatives, domestic political controversies, and news coverage unfolded during Australia's greatest foreign policy disaster of the last quarter century. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Views from interviews: The changing role of women in Papua New Guinea, Turner, Ann
14 Turner, Ann Views from interviews: The changing role of women in Papua New Guinea
Australia Oxford University Press 1993 0195532554 / 9780195532555 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
99 pages. While many women in Papua New Guinea lead much the same lives as their mothers and grandmothers before them, increasing numbers are moving into positions of inluuence in the Western sector of Papua New Guinea society. Views from Interviews: The changing role of women in Papua New Guinea is about the lives of five professional women. These women have given substance to the concept of equality that is enshrined in the Constitution of Papua New Guinea. While advocating women's rights each still retains Iinks with the society into which she was born and has admiration and respect for the many women who remain in the villages. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Papua New Guinea: The Challenge of Independence: The Challenge of Independence - A Nation in Turmoil, Turner, Mark
15 Turner, Mark Papua New Guinea: The Challenge of Independence: The Challenge of Independence - A Nation in Turmoil
Australia Penguin 1990 0140123903 / 9780140123906 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
viii + 200 indexed pages. Concise, opinionated overview of economic, welfare, political and legal issues in Papua New Guinea since 1975. The author has taught in PNG for eight years and is currently Senior Lecturer in Development Administration at the University of Canberra. This is a browning / foxing book. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Leaves of The Banyan Tree, Wendt, Albert
16 Wendt, Albert Leaves of The Banyan Tree
UK Penguin Books 1981 0140054731 / 9780140054736 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
416 browning pages. This title is considered a classic work of Pacific literature. It is a saga involving three generations, It is about a family and community in Western Samoa, exploring such universal themes such as greed, corruption, colonialism, exploitation, and retribution. A corrupt Samoan chief, Tauilopepe, useed those ways of the Western world to gain and stay in power and wealth even at the expense of his family and fellow villagers. His son and an old chief dared to defend the old life-style and religion thus expressing their contempt for him but were destroyed. 
Price: 12.50 AUD
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