Maritime Books

Solomons, Tonga, Samoa, Kiribati

Last update: Thursday, 29 February 2024.

75380
ARBEIT, Wendy
TAPA IN TONGA
$50.00 AUD

Palm Frond Productions. Honolulu. 1994 1st Ed. (8), 24 PP with b/w illustrations (9 head pieces, 50 prints & photos). Decorated stiff covers. As new. Note to previous owner on half title page, signed by the author. Fine. 20.3 x 16.5. 9780824817275

42179
ASIA/AUSTRALIA
HEMISPHERE ANNUAL - V
$25.00 AUD

A.G.P.S. Canberra. 1984. The six bi-monthly issues of Hemisphere "An Asian-Australian" magazine, published from July-August 1983 to May-June 1984. Edited by Kenneth Russell HENDERSON. (8), 384 PP, (8 index) with b/w and colour illustrations. Fine. 29.3 x 20.6.

Conrad Martens, the traveller who stayed, by Barry Pearce... The Pacific on the walls of France. Music from Tonga, by Richard M. Moyle... The Song dynasty shipwreck at Quanzhou, by Jeremy Green.

62278
AUSTRALASIAN INSTITUTE FOR MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY (AIMA)
THE BULLETIN OF THE AUSTRALASIAN INSTITUTE FOR MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY - Volume 35
$45.00 AUD

AIMA / Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology. Sydney. 2011. Volume 35, 2011. Edited by Myra STANBURY. 80 PP with b/w and colour illustrations (drawings, maps and photos). Pictorial soft cover. New. 29.8 x 21.

Early historic shipwreck at Godawaya, Sri Lanka. ... Archaeology and the HMAS Sydney, by M. McCarthy. Dampier's Roebuck, by R T. Sexton. ... Survey of the 12th to 15th-century wharf structure and house of the Concubines Mua/Lapaha, Tongatapu, Kingdom of Tonga, by R. Hawarden, B. Alexander and C. Schab ...

54108
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
THE JOURNAL OF PACIFIC HISTORY - Volume 8, 1973
$35.00 AUD

Australian National University. Canberra. 1973. Annual edition. Volume 8: Edited by J.W. DAVIDSON, W.N. GUNSON & Deryck SCARR. 240 PP with figures. Soft cover. Faint foxing. Near fine. 24 x 17.

German firms in the Western Pacific Islands, by Stewart Firth... The coolie labour question and German colonial policy in Samoa, by John A. Moses...

62337
BALLARD, Robert D. & ARCHBOLD, Rick
THE LOST SHIPS OF GUADALCANAL
$20.00 AUD

Allen & Unwin. Sydney. 1993. 1st Australian edition. 228 PP with over 300 b/w & colour illustrations. Half title page: Crest of the 1st Marine Division. Title spread: Rusting hull on landing Beach. Eps: Fleet under attack. Hard cover, gilt title on front cover and spine, dj. Near fine. 28.8 x 22.2. 186373533X

The Guadalcanal campaign with compelling stories of sailors and warships, resting in Iron Bottom Sound.

54174
BECKWITH, Noah (editor)
THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT - Country Report - PACIFIC ISLANDS: Fiji, New Caledonia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu - 4th Quarter 1998
$10.00 AUD

The Economist Intelligence Unit. London. 1998. Issue: 4th quarter 1998. (2), 58 PP with graphs, map and tables. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 27 x 20.8.

Foe each country: Outlook, Economic Structure, Political Structure, Review.... Other Island countries: Palau.

54175
BECKWITH, Noah (editor)
THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT - Country Report - PACIFIC ISLANDS: Fiji, New Caledonia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu - 1st Quarter 1999
$10.00 AUD

The Economist Intelligence Unit. London. 1999. Issue: 1st quarter 1999. (2), 62 PP with graphs, map and tables. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. 27 x 20.8.

For each country: Outlook, Economic Structure, Political Structure, Review.... Other Island countries: Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Nauru.

54176
BECKWITH, Noah (editor)
THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT - Country Report - PACIFIC ISLANDS: Fiji, New Caledonia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu - 2nd Quarter 1999
$10.00 AUD

The Economist Intelligence Unit. London. 1999. Issue: 2nd quarter 1999. (2), 66 PP with graphs, map and tables. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 27 x 20.8.

For each country: Outlook, Economic Structure, Political Structure, Review.... Other Island countries: Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Nauru, Niue.

54177
BECKWITH, Noah (editor)
THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT - Country Report - PACIFIC ISLANDS: Fiji, New Caledonia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu - 3rd Quarter 1999
$10.00 AUD

The Economist Intelligence Unit. London. 1999. Issue: 3rd quarter 1999. 64 PP with graphs, map and tables. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 27 x 20.8.

For each country: Outlook, Economic Structure, Political Structure, Review.... Other Island countries: Cook Islands, Marshall Islands, Nauru.

38608
BLANCHET, Gilles (editor)
LES PETITES ACTIVITES DE PECHE DANS LE PACIFIQUE SUD
$35.00 AUD

Editions de l'IRD. Paris. 1999. 1st Ed. 210, (4) PP with maps, tables, figures and 2 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 24 x 17. 2709914387

Human aspects of South Pacific inshore fisheries. Fisheries and fishermen in the Tonga Islands, by Marie-Claude Bataille... Kanak fishermen and development of fisheries in New Caledonia, by Isabelle Leblic...

40020
CAPELL, A, PARKER, G. J. & SCHUTZ, A. J.
PAPERS IN LINGUISTICS OF MELANESIA No. 1
$35.00 AUD

Pacific Linguistics / ANU. Canberra. 1980. Reprint of the 1968 original. Pacific Linguistics, Series A, No. 15. IV, 52, (10 publications) PP. Soft cover. Fine. 24.8 x 20. 0858830205

Lexicostatistical study of the languages of Choiseul Island. Southeast Ambrym verb inflection and morphophonemics...

58307
DE BRES, Joris
HOW TONGA AIDS NEW ZEALAND - A Report on Migration and Education
$10.00 AUD

Citizens Association for Racial Equality / South Pacific Action Network. Auckland & Wellington. 1974. 1st Ed. 44 PP with b/w illustrations. Soft cover, staples. Very good. 20.7 x 17.

50763
ETEUATI-SHON, Afioga Luagalau Foisagaasina, et al.
THE SAMOA FAMILY HEALTH AND SAFETY STUDY
$35.00 AUD

Secretariat of the Pacific Community. Nouméa. 2003. 1st Ed. VI, 130 PP with 17 figures, 72 tables and b/w illustrations (over 50 photos). Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 29.7 x 20.8. 9822039778

47937
FAIRBAIRN, Te'o I. J.
WESTERN SAMOA 'S CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE. Major Features and implications for Development
$10.00 AUD

Centre for South Pacific Studies / University of New South Wales. Sydney. 1993. 1st Ed. Pacific Studies monograph No. 7. (10), 40 PP. Faint foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise fine. 20.5 x 14.8. 0733403417

75407
FARMER, Sarah S.
TONGA AND THE FRIENDLY ISLANDS
$40.00 AUD

Kalia Press. Canberra. 1976. Reprint of the 1855 original. No. 3 in the "Pacific Reprints / Mission History "series. (2), VIII, 427 PP with 6 b/w illustrations (2 musical scores, 4 drawings and sketches), plus 10 b/w plates (2 folded maps and 9 illustrations). Fp: "Kava Ring". Pictorial soft covers. Foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 17.3 x 12.

... with a sketch of their Mission History written for Young People.

59796
FONUA, Pesi (editor)
THE TONGA PARLIAMENTARY BULLETIN - Volume Two, 1985
$15.00 AUD

VaVa'u Press. Nuku'Alofa, Tonga. 1985. 1st Ed. English summary of the Tongan Parliamentary Minutes, translated from Tongan and edited by Pesi Fonua. XVIII, 419 PP (typescript). Pictorial soft cover. Slight ageing of paper, o/wise near fine. 29.6 x 21.5 0908717067

First bound issue of the weekly Tongan Parliamentary Minutes: 10th June to 1st November 1985.

58888
FONUA, Pesi & Mary (editors)
MATANGI TONGA (The National News Magazine) - Volume 14, No. 4
$10.00 AUD

Matangi Tonga. Nuku'alofa. 1999. December 1999. 54 PP with b/w and colour photos. Plus the 16 pages Issue No. 49 of "Tonga Visitors' Bureau Millenium Programme". Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 28 x 20.5.

Special issue: "2000, in Tonga, where time begins".

45451
FOX, Charles E.
THE STORY OF THE SOLOMONS
$25.00 AUD

Honiara. 1967. Diocese of Melanesia Press. 1st Ed. (6), 98 PP with 3 drawings, plus 1 full-colour plate, 8 plates with 14 b/w illustrations ans 1 large folded map. Hard cover, gilt device and title on front cover, dj. Gilt of front cover partly dulled, dust jacket chipped and sunned. Ageing of paper on outside edges. Name and address of previous owner on front endpaper. Very good. 22 x 14.6.

47513
FOX, Charles E.
THE STORY OF THE SOLOMONS
$15.00 AUD

Sydney. 1975. Pacific Publications. Revised edition of the 1967 original. 88 PP with 1 map and headpieces Nguzunguzu. Pictorial soft cover. Very good. 21.5 x 14.

54197
FRAWLEY-HOLLER, Janis
PICTURING PARADISE, In Samoa early photographers found a lasting vision of Polynesia (in Islands Vol.15, No.6)
$10.00 AUD

Islands Publishing Company. Santa Barbara, Ca. 1995. November/December 1995. 224 PP. Contains article P. 110 to 117 with 9 b/w photos by Thomas Andrew, John Davis, Frances Hubbard Flaherty, Alfred Henry Burton. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 27.3 x 21.4.

Other Pacific article: Of Magic Stones and Water, a Pohnpei Adventure, by Lawrence Millman.

41957
FREEMAN, Derek
MARGARET MEAD AND SAMOA - The Making and Unmaking of an Anthropological Myth
$5.00 AUD

ANU Press. Canberra. 1983. 1st Ed. XVII, 379 PP with 1 map, 1 table and 5 figures, plus 6 pages with 8 b/w photos. Cloth cover, dj. Book plate and name of previous owner on front endpaper. Very good. 24 x 16. 0708112714

59002
FREEMAN, Derek
THE FATEFUL HOAXING OF MARGARET MEAD: A Historical Analysis of her Samoan Research
$10.00 AUD

Westview Press. Boulder, Colorado. 1999. 1st Ed. XI, 279 PP with 3 maps, plus 12 pages with 21 b/w illustrations. Fp: Derek Freeman in Upolu. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. 22.8 x 15.2. 0813336937

75280
FREEMAN, Derek
MARGARET MEAD AND SAMOA - The Making and Unmaking of an Anthropological Myth
$10.00 AUD

Penguin Books / Pelican. London. 1985. Reprint of the 1984 "Pelican Books". XX, 379, (10 publications) PP with 1 map of "The Samoan Islands", 1 table and 5 figures, plus 6 pages with 8 b/w photos. Soft covers, Illustrated front cover. Light foxing and ageing of paper. Very good. 19.8 x 12.8. 9780140225556

45535
GILBERT & ELLICE
Report on the GILBERT and ELLICE Islands Colony and the Central and Southern Line Islands for the years 1952 & 1953
$35.00 AUD

HMSO. London. 1964. 1st Ed. 54 PP with tables, plus 4 pages with 6 b/w photos and 1 large folded map tipped in at back of book. Soft cover. Signature of previous owner at top of front cover. Staples removed, o/wise very good. 21.5 x 14.

Colonial reports on the Gilbert Islands or Kiribati and the Ellice Islands or Tuvalu.

53967
GILBERT AND ELLICE ISLANDS COLONY and the Central and Southern Line Islands
ANNUAL REPORT 1972
$20.00 AUD

G. & E. I. C. Government. Tarawa. 1973. 1st Ed. (4), 139 PP with over 40 tables. Stapled wrappers, typescript on recto only. Very good. 29.6 x 20.7.

Kiribati and Tuvalu in 1972.

11991
GILSON, R. P.
SAMOA, 1830-1900, The Politics of a Multi-cultural Community
$50.00 AUD

Oxford University Press. Melbourne. 1970. 1st Ed. Introduction and conclusion by J. W. Davidson. XVIII, 457 PP with 4 maps in text. FEP: Map of the Pacific. REP: Map of Western Samoa. Cloth cover, dj. Fine. A near fine copy. Scarce. 25 x 14.5. 0195503015

The first general history of this archipelago: Samoan structure, discovery & mission settlement, to the implementation of the three power conference on Samoa, held in Berlin in April, 1889.

72541
GILSON, Richard
THE COOK ISLANDS 1820-1950
$30.00 AUD

Victoria University Press & University of the South Pacific. Wellington. 1980. 1st Ed. Preface by Ron Crocombe, editor. (14), 242 PP with 2 maps, and tables. Fp: Maps of the Cook Islands and of Rarotonga. Pictorial card cover. Fine. 24 x 15.5. 0705507351

Early Rarotongan Society. The Mission Period. The British Protectorate... Economic and Social Developments...

57898
GREEN, R. C. & DAVIDSON, Janet M.
ARCHAEOLOGY IN WESTERN SAMOA - Volume 1
$20.00 AUD

Auckland Institute and Museum. Auckland. 1969. 1st Ed. Bulletin No. 6. XIV, 278 PPwith 29 tables and 110 b/w illustrations, plus 3 folded plates (figures 52, 86 & 91) and 22 pages with 26 b/w photos plates. Soft cover. Covers slightly soiled and reinforced at spine. Note and stamp on title page. Slight ageing of paper. Very good. 27.7 x 21.

49645
GROSVENOR, Melville Bell & MARDEN, Luis
SOUTH SEAS' TONGA HAILS A KING - THE FRIENDLY ISLES OF TONGA (in National Geographic Magazine, Volume 133, No.3, 1968)
$15.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1968. Contains articles between P.322 and 367 with 2 maps and 56 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Very good. 25.4 x 17.5.

33479
HERR, R. A. & ROOD, E. A. (editors)
A SOLOMONS SOJOURN: J. E. Philp's Log of the Makira 1912-1913
$10.00 AUD

Tasmanian Historical Research Association. Hobart. 1978. Limited edition of 550 copies. 208 PP with 3 maps, plus 8 b/w plates. Fp: John Ernest Philp, Boroni Plantation, 1913. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Faint foxing, o/wise fine. 22.5 x 14.2. 0909479011

Trading for copra, goods, as well as recruiting labour for coconut plantations, on board the huon pine ketch Makira. Establishment of a plantation on San Cristobal, B.S.I.P.

70302
HILDER, Brett
PORTRAIT - KING OF TONGA, UNUSED PORTRAIT FOR A COIN.
$150.00 AUD

Dated 1968. Original unframed watercolour. 29.6 x 25 cm.

70304
HILDER, Brett
PORTRAIT - IORIN OF ABEMAMA, GILBERT ISLANDS
$250.00 AUD

No date. Original unframed signed watercolour. Woven pandanus frame. Size: 35 x 23 cm.

70307
HILDER, Brett
PORTRAIT - TAUFA'AHAU TUPOU IV, KAWAI, TONGATAPU.
$150.00 AUD

Dated 05/11/1967. Original unframed signed watercolour. Oblong: 26 x 32 cm.

70315
HILDER, Brett
PORTRAIT - POLONGA TAUALUPE OF HAAPAI
$200.00 AUD

No date. Original unframed watercolour. 39.5 x 27.5cm.

Officer of Niuvakai 1967.

70320
HILDER, Brett
PORTRAIT - SAIA MAFI : Of HA'APAI
$200.00 AUD

Dated 25/10/67. Original unframed watercolour. Back includes list of Tongan numerals.

Born 1942, went to sea 1960, 2nd Mate Certificate, Auckland May 1967. 39 x 27.5 cm.

70325
HILDER, Brett
PORTRAIT - SCHOOL GIRL AT TONGA
$150.00 AUD

Dated 1967. Original unframed signed watercolour. 37 x 29 cm.

70327
HILDER, Brett
LANDSCAPE - LUNGA POINT, GUADALCANAL, SOLOMON ISLANDS
$100.00 AUD

Dated 03/03/1954. Original unframed signed watercolour. 25.5 x 18.

70333
HILDER, Brett
PORTRAIT - KUPA AIVENI OF VAVAU GROUP (father was half-German)
$200.00 AUD

Dated 1967. Original unframed watercolour. 39 x 27cm.

71016
HILDER, Brett
PORTRAIT - UNKNOWN TONGAN
$100.00 AUD

Dated 4.11.67. Original unframed watercolour. 29 x 23cm.

71017
HILDER, Brett
PORTRAIT - CHARLES BIRD OF THE SOLOMONS
$250.00 AUD

Dated 4.5.1955. Original unframed signed watercolour. 37 x 29cm.

71019
HILDER, Brett
PORTRAIT - ROY STANLEY CROCKER OF NUKU'ALOFA
$250.00 AUD

Dated 22.11.67. Original unframed signed watercolour. 40 x 28cm.

Third Officer on board M.V. Niuvakai.

71020
HILDER, Brett
PORTRAIT - CADET HENRY TELOTO
$150.00 AUD

Dated 14.4.1975. Original signed unframed watercolour. 28 x 27cm.

On board M.V. ENNA G. Born Auki, Malaita, 17.6.1954, son of J. Kilatu of Sikaina.

71021
HILDER, Brett
PORTRAIT - DAOMEA OF MALAITA
$250.00 AUD

Dated 14.7.1949. Original unframed watercolour. 34 x 26cm.

Bosun of schooner "MIENA", built Dec. 1934 at Robleys Point, Cygnet, Tasmania.

71023
HILDER, Brett
PORTRAIT - KITIONE VAROBITI OF KOLOVAI, TONGATAPU
$250.00 AUD

Dated 11.4.75. Original unframed watercolour. 37 x 31cm.

On board M.V. ENNA G.

71030
HILDER, Brett
PORTRAIT - SIMEONA PENI, Assistant Medical Practioner, Tarawa, Gilbert Islands
$250.00 AUD

Dec. 1961. Original unframed signed watercolour. 37 x 27cm.

71038
HILDER, Brett
PORTRAIT - KING OF TONGA
$100.00 AUD

1970. Original unframed watercolour and similar to one used on cover of Pacific Islands Monthly, Vol.40, No.6, June 1970. Small format: Oblong: 20 x 15.5cm.

71041
HILDER, Brett
PORTRAIT - SEMESA GUCAKE SERUVATU OF NASIGATOKA, REWA, BSIP
$150.00 AUD

Dated 1947. Original unframed watercolour. 31.5 x 27.5cm.

71049
HILDER, Brett
PORTRAIT - HATIGEVA OF GONGONGO DISTRICT
$250.00 AUD

Dated 10.3.55. Original unframed watercolour. 39 x 28cm.

Son-in-Law of Pongi, High Chief of Bellona, (but not Government Leader), with baby Winifreid. Bellona one of the southern outlier Polynesian Island of BSIP (Bristish Solomon Islands Protectorate).

71052
HILDER, Brett
PORTRAIT - PETER MAXXIMAM, Village of Korrakot, Tikopia, Trade mark of Sum Totem
$350.00 AUD

Dated 11.8.50. Original unframed signed watercolour. 30 x 25cm.

Tattoo of ethnographic interest from Tikopia, an eastern outlier Polynesian Island of the BSIP.

71053
HILDER, Brett
PORTRAIT - KAFEGA RAKEVAKE, High Chief of Tikopia
$350.00 AUD

No Date. Original signed watercolour. 41.5 x 29cm.

Tattoo of ethnographic interest from Tikopia, an eastern outlier Polynesian Island of BSIP.

71055
HILDER, Brett
PORTRAIT - ELIZABETH TOGIA, A'ana District, Western Samoa
$250.00 AUD

Original unframed watercolour. 38 x 26cm.

Trained as a nurse in Samoa, worked in Moresby, aged about 24.

71069
HILDER, Brett
PORTRAIT - JEAN MARIE AUBIN, SM, DDBA.
$200.00 AUD

No date. Original unframed watercolour. 27.5 x 21cm.

Born Chateaubriand, Nantes 29.12.1882. Ordained in 1906, vows 1907, British Solomon Islands Protectorate 1908. Bishop in 1935, he was appointed Marist Vicar Apostolic of the Solomons.

75374
HOLMES, Lowell D.
SAMOAN VILLAGE
$25.00 AUD

Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. New York. 1974 1st Ed. XIV, (2), 111 PP with b/w illustrations (3 maps and 20 photos). Stiff covers, pictorial front cover. Foxing spots on outside edges. Scoring or brief note in the margin of 4 or 5 pages, o/wise very good. 23.5 x 15.7. 0030779251

75399
HOLMES, Lowell D.
QUEST FOR THE REAL SAMOA: The Mead / Freeman Controversy & Beyond
$25.00 AUD

Bergin & Garvey Publishers, Inc. South Hadley, Mass. 1987. 1st Ed. Postscrpt by Eleanor Leacock. X, (2), 209, (3 publications) PP with 8 b/w illustrations (1 map / plan and 7 photos). Fp: Samoan values are strongly situational rather than individualistic. Hard covers, gilt title on spine and gilt decoration and title on front board, dust jacket with a few small chips. Foxing spots on outside edges. Fine. 23.4 x 15.7. 0897891104

58907
INSTITUTE FOR POLYNESIAN STUDIES
PACIFIC STUDIES (a journal devoted to the study of the Pacific - its islands and adjacent countries) - Volume 17, No. 1
$15.00 AUD

The Institute for Polynesian Studies / Brigham Young University - Hawaii. Laie, Hawaii. 1994. March 1994. VI, 188, (6) PP. Edited by Dale B. ROBERTSON & Gloria CRONIN. Soft cover. Foxing. Near fine. 22.8 x 15.2.

The domestication of Catholicism on Tobi, by Peter W. Black. The decision to Lotu: new perspectives from Whaling Records on the sources and spread of Christianity in Samoa, by Rhys Richards...

46434
IRVINE, Lucy
FARAWAY
$10.00 AUD

Doubleday. London. 2000. 1st paperback edition. XIV, 386 PP with 5 maps, plus 32 pages with 13 b/w and 73 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Spine slightly creased. Ageing of paper and faint foxing. Near fine. 23.3 x 15.5. 0385601808

Adventures and life in the second half of the 20th century on the faraway island of Pigeon Island, Lom Lom group, Reef Islands, Solomon.

60376
IRVINE, Lucy
FARAWAY
$5.00 AUD

Corgi Books. London. 2001. 1st Corgi paperback edition of the 2000 original. 447, (1) PP with 3 maps, plus 32 pages with 13 b/w and 73 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Front cover with a crease. Slight ageing of paper. Very good. 19.8 x 12.7. 0552146803

Adventures and life in the second half of the 20th century on the faraway island of Pigeon Island, Lom Lom group, Reef Islands, Solomon.

59848
IUTA, Taomati, TABAI, Ieremia, VAN TREASE, Howard.
POLITICS IN KIRIBATI
$15.00 AUD

Kiribati Extension Centre and Institute of Pacific Studies / USP. Tarawa. 1980. 1st Ed. (8), 68, (3 index) PP with 2 maps, plus 8 pages with 1 map and 9 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Covers lightly soiled. Very good. 20.7 x 14.8.

Being I-Kiribati by Sister M. Alaima Talu. Spiritual beliefs by Baranite Kirata...

60826
JEFFREYS, Commander R. E.
A NAVAL OPERATION IN SAMOA - An Example of Imperial Police Work (in the Journal)
$10.00 AUD

Royal United Service Institution. London. c. 1933. Pulled out article fropm the "Journal of the RUSI". Pages 501 to 513. Soft cover. Foxing. 25 x 17.5.

H.M.S. Dunedin and the Mau /Society in Western Samoa (slogan: Samoa for the Samoans).

71280
JOHNSON, Osa
BRIDE IN THE SOLOMONS
$80.00 AUD

Houghton Mifflin. Boston. 1944. 1st Ed. X, (2), 251 PP, plus 62 b/w plates. Title page: Slit gongs (boo-boos). Eps: Coconut trees by the beach. Cloth cover, device on front cover, title on front cover and spine which has insect damage (holes in the cloth), however, binding is still tight. Copy lacking the 2 first plates found in the section between pages 68 / 69. Otherwise a very good copy of the scarce original edition. 22 x 13.5.

The quest for bringing back the first authentic record of cannibals actually eating human flesh.

60132
JONES, Minh Bui
THE DIPLOMAT: Australia's Window on the World - Vol. 2 No. 3 / 2003
$10.00 AUD

Sydney. 2003. Diplomat Media Pty. Ltd. Vol. 2 No. 3, August-September 2003. 52 PP with b/w and colour illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 27.5 x 20.5.

Saving the Pacific: Judgement and the Solomons / Pacifying the Pacific / A state in waiting , by Paul Monk, Robert Ayson, Fergus Hanson and Abigail Makim.

52322
JOURDAN, Christine
PARLONS PIJIN. Histoire sociale et description du Pidgin des Iles Salomon
$20.00 AUD

L' Harmattan. Paris. 2007. 1st Ed., in the Parlons series. (8), 242, (4) PP with 2 maps, 2 tables, 4 diagrams & plans, 12 drawings and 26 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. French & Pidgin text. Fine. 21.5 x 13.6. 2296028302

Pidgin of the Solomon Islands: origin, history (blackbirding...), grammar, lexicon...

33287
KIRCH, Patrick Vinton
NIUATOPUTAPU - The Prehistory of a Polynesian Chiefdom
$40.00 AUD

Burke Museum. Seattle. 1988. 1st Ed. No. 5 in the Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum Monographs series. IX, 287 PP with 56 tables and 140 figures (24 b/w photos). Fp: View northward from the central ridge to the leeward coastline and lagoon of Niuatoputapu, with Tafahi Island in the distance. Pictorial card cover. Near fine. 28 x 21.5. 0929598016

33108
KOCH, Gerd
MATERIELLE KULTUR DER SANTA CRUZ-INSELN
$35.00 AUD

Museum für Völkerkunde. Berlin. 1971 1st Ed. 202 PP with 6 maps and 138 figures, plus 25 tables with 1 colour and 54 photos. Stiff covers, pictorial front. German text. Fine. 24 x 17.

The material culture of the Santa Cruz Archipelago, Solomon Islands, studied in 1966/67.

59044
KRUSE, Hans (editor)
WESTERN SAMOA - ANNUAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR 1977
$20.00 AUD

Government of Western Samoa / Department of Economic Development. Apia. 1977. January 1977 edition. Foreword by Asi Eikeni, Minister of Economic Affairs. Introduction by Hans Kruse, Director of Economic Development. (3), 55, (17) PP (recto only) with graphs and tables. Soft cover (back cover with country map of Western Samoa). Signs of ancient water damage on outside edge and margin of pages. Good working copy. 32.7 x 21.

75278
LATUKEFU, Sione
CHURCH AND STATE IN TONGA - The Wesleyan Methodist Missionaries and Political Development, 1822-1875
$25.00 AUD

Australian National University Press. Canberra. 1980. Reprint of the 1974 original. XVIII, 302, (2) PP with 1 genealogical tree and 3 maps. Illustrated soft covers. Faint foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise fine. 20.3 x 13.8. 0708104029

40659
LAUX, Claire
LES THEOCRATIES MISSIONNAIRES EN POLYNESIE (Tahiti, Hawaii, Cook, Tonga, Gambier, Wallis et Futuna) AU XIXe SIECLE - Des Cités de Dieu dans les Mers du Sud?
$35.00 AUD

L'Harmattan. Paris. 2000. 1st Ed., in Collection Mondes Océaniens. 382, (2 publications) PP with 9 maps. Soft cover. Fine. French text. 21.5 x 13.5. 2738496733

Theocracy and Polynesia during the 19th century.

12956
LAWSON, Stephanie
TRADITION VERSUS DEMOCRACY IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC, Fiji, Tonga and Western Samoa
$60.00 AUD

C.U.P. Cambridge. 1996. 1st Ed. XII, 228 PP with 4 maps & 4 tables in text. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 23.5 x 15.5. 0521496381

How current movements to reclaim and celebrate tradition, protects the power and privileges of indigenous elites.

58560
LEDYARD, Patricia
FRIENDLY ISLAND
$10.00 AUD

Peter Davies. London. 1956. 1st Ed. 252 PP. Fp: the author. Cloth cover. Covers with discoloured patches. Stamp of previous owner on front endpaper. Foxing. Contents clean and still a very good copy. Image shows title-page and frontispiece. 20.2 x 13.5.

The Archipelagoe of Tonga.

17723
LUCAS, Alan
CRUISING THE SOLOMONS -The Yachtsman's Guide to a South Pacific Paradise
$30.00 AUD

Horwitz Grahame. Melbourne. 1981. 1st Ed. 234 PP with b/w illustrations (maps, plans, sketches, photos). Pictorial laminated boards. Occasional foxing. Near fine. 22 x 14. 0725511206

49155
MARTIN, John
TONGA ISLANDS. William Mariner's Account
$45.00 AUD

Vava'u Press. Neiafu, Tonga. 1981. 4th edition (with addition) of the 1817 original, with "The Life of William Mariner" by Denis Joroyal McCulloch. 461 PP with 1 musical score, 1 map, 1 tail piece and 2 b/w plates. Soft covers with light wear. Faint foxing on outside edges. Very good. 21.5 x 15.5.

Appendix I: A Grammar of the Tonga Language (pages 389 to 419) & A Vocabulary Tonga and English (pages 420 to 451).

58998
MASTERMAN, Sylvia
VILLAGE LIFE IN WESTERN SAMOA - A Bulletin for Schools (D)
$20.00 AUD

School Publication Branch, Department of Education. Wellington. 1977. Revised reprint of the 1966 original. 64 PP with b/w illustrations (1 map, 2 sketch-plans and 56 photos). Illustrated covers. Fine. Oblong: 17.2 x 23.5.

13271
McHARDY, Rev. Emmet
BLAZING THE TRAIL
$15.00 AUD

Providence, R.I., USA. 1935. Visitor Printing Co. 1st Ed. 188 PP with 1 map in text plus 24 pages with 31 bw photos. Fp: portrait of Rev. Emmet McHardy, S.M., ordained 16th December 1928. Cloth cover. Very good. 22.0 x 14.7.

Letters from the North Solomons of Reverend Emmet McHardy, written between 1929 and 1932, and edited by Eileen Duggan.

75298
MEAD, Margaret
COMING OF AGE IN SAMOA - A Study of Adolescence and Sex in Primitive Society
$10.00 AUD

Pelican Books / Penguin Books. London. 1981. Reprint of the paperback edition of 1943. Foreword by Franz Boas. 240 PP with tables. Soft covers, pictorial front. Slight ageing of paper on outside edges, o/wise fine. 18 x 11. 0140201270

59941
PACIFIC
Report of the: WORKSHOP ON LAND TENURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT FOR THE COUNTRIES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC, Tonga 10-14 April 1984
$10.00 AUD

FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) & Institute of Pacific Studies / USP. Rome & Suva. 1984. 1st Ed. (2), 34 PP with 4 maps, tables & plans in text. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 20.5 x 15.

Common themes, particular problems of land tenure in various island nations and the different approaches to their solutions.

73552
[PACIFIC]
THE CYCLOPEDIA OF SAMOA, TONGA, TAHITI, and the COOK ISLANDS (illustrated)
$150.00 AUD

R. McMillan. Papakura, NZ. 1983. Reprint of the 1907 original edition published in Sydney, by McCarron, Stewart & Co. A total of 226, (16 advertisements) PP with b/w illustrations. Hard covers, simile leather, gilt title on front cover and spine. A little light foxing, o/wise fine. 27.3 x 21.

66647
PIM
PACIFIC ISLANDS MONTHLY - Vol. XXXII, No. 2 - The Joyita Tragedy
$10.00 AUD

Pacific Publications. Sydney. 1962. September 1962. Edited by Judy TUDOR & Stuart INDER. 168 PP with b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Slight ageing and foxing of paper. Very good. 24.3 x 18.5.

The News Magazine of the South Pacific. ... Pages 25 to 36: Spotlight on the Samoan Islands, by Stuart Inder. Joyita, the ship should not have been allowed to leave, by Peter Plowman. ... Suwarrow atoll buried treasure, by Robert Langdon.

60726
PURCELL, Brian
MISSIONARY LETTERS FROM SAMOA
$20.00 AUD

The Fellowship of Samoan Specialists. Perth. 1994. Republished extract from the quarterly newsletter of March 1994. 20 PP with list of Letters, and b/w illustrations (facsimile of 1 envelope, and ship letter marks, franking stamps ...). Soft cover with 4 colour illustrations. Clear plastic protection. Fine. 29.8 x 21.

59427
RAKASETA, Vilimaina L.
AMERICAN SAMOA POPULATION PROFILE - A Guide for Planners and Policy Makers
$10.00 AUD

Secretariat of the Pacific Community. Nouméa. 1999. 1st Ed., with a foreword by Chris McMurray. XII, 52 PP with 2 maps, 11 graphs and 10 tables. Soft cover, illustrated front. Fine. 20.8 x 14.5. 9822036833

59428
RAKASETA, Vilimaina L.
TONGA POPULATION PROFILE, based on 1996 census - A Guide for Planners and Policy Makers
$10.00 AUD

Secretariat of the Pacific Community. Nouméa. 1999. 1st Ed., with a foreword by Chris McMurray. XII, 52 PP with 2 maps, 11 graphs and 16 tables. Soft cover, illustrated front. Fine. 20.8 x 14.5. 982203704X

47595
RUTHERFORD, Noel
SHIRLEY BAKER AND THE KING OF TONGA
$20.00 AUD

University of Hawai'i Press. Honolulu. 1996. Paperback reprint of the 1971 original. XII, 282 PP with 3 maps, plus 8 pages with 14 b/w illustrations. Soft cover, dj. Gift plate pasted down on title page. Fine. 19.6 x 13.7. 9780824818562

53098
RUTHERFORD, Noel
SHIRLEY BAKER AND THE KING OF TONGA
$20.00 AUD

Pasifika Press. Auckland. 1996. 1st NZ edition in The Pasifika Library series. Paperback reprint of the 1971 original. XII, 282 PP with 3 maps, plus 8 pages with 14 b/w illustrations. Soft cover, dj. Fine. 19.6 x 13.7. 0908597258

11841
SABATIER, Ernest
SOUS L'EQUATEUR DU PACIFIQUE, Les Iles Gilbert et la Mission Catholique 1888-1938
$45.00 AUD

Editions Dillen. Paris. 1939. 1st Ed. 292 PP with 7 maps, plus 22 pages with 115 b/w photos & 1 folded map of Gilbert, Ellice, Nauru & other islands at rear of book. Soft cover. Covers lightly soiled. Slight ageing of paper. Some pages roughly opened. Still a very good copy. French text. 25.2 x 17.

Description including geography, flora & fauna, myths & beliefs, navigation, outriggers, fishing, history. The arrival of the Catholic church and its spread throughout the archipelago.

71284
SABATIER, Ernest
SOUS L'EQUATEUR DU PACIFIQUE, Les Iles Gilbert et la Mission Catholique 1888-1938
$60.00 AUD

Editions Dillen. Paris. 1939. 1st Ed. 292 PP with 7 maps, plus 22 pages with 115 b/w photos & 1 folded map of Gilbert, Ellice, Nauru & other islands at rear of book. Soft cover. Top of front cover lightly soiled/foxed Slight ageing of paper and foxing. Pages uncut. A very good copy. French text. 25.2 x 17.

Description including geography, flora & fauna, myths & beliefs, navigation, outriggers, fishing, history. The arrival of the Catholic church and its spread throughout the archipelago.

59020
SEALY, C. M.
PEARL OF THE PACIFIC, Study One: THE VILLAGE
$10.00 AUD

The Islands Education Division / Department of External Affairs. Wellington. c. 1964. 1st Ed. Foreword by F. R. J. Davies. 20 PP with b/w illustrations (7 drawings and 13 photos). Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 24.2 x 17.2.

A social study reader for Western Samoa.

50506
SHADBOLT, Maurice
WESTERN SAMOA, The Pacific's Newest Nation (in National Geographic Magazine)
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1962. Volume 122, No. 4, October 1962. Contains articles between P. 572 and 602 with 2 maps and 38 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Very good. 25.4 x 17.5.

47425
SIERS, James
RAROTONGA
$15.00 AUD

Millwood Press. Wellington. 1977. 1st Ed. 128 PP with 27 b/w and 125 colour photos. Hard cover (rubbed), dj (chipped). Page 93/94 with closed tear (repaired). Very good. 21 x 17.5.

Main island of the Cook Islands.

59440
SIWATIBAU, Savenaca & THOMPSON, Graeme
THE SOLOMON ISLANDS ECONOMY: Achieving Sustainable Economic Development
$10.00 AUD

AusAid / Australian Agency for International Development. Canberra. 1994. December 1994 edition. International Development Issues No. 37. VIII, 93 PP with 1 map, 15 graphs and 32 tables. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 24.8 x 17.7. 0642220662

33191
SKULLY, Michael
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND MARKETS IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC - A Study of New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu and Western Samoa
$15.00 AUD

Macmillan Press. London. 1987. 1st Ed. XVIII, 379 PP with 6 maps and 109 tables. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Faint foxing on outside edges. Near fine. 22.2 x 14.2. 0333444418

For each of these countries: Financial institutions, financial markets, analysis, trends and predictions.

39844
SOCIETE DES OCEANISTES
JOURNAL DE LA SOCIETE DES OCEANISTES Tome XVII / No. 17
$50.00 AUD

Musée de l'Homme / Société des Océanistes. Paris. 1961. 1st Ed., Volume 17, December 1961. Edited by R.P. Patrick O'REILLY. (2), 142, (4 publications) PP. Contains the 3 articles from P.5 to 34. Soft cover (lightly soiled), o/wise near fine. French text. 27.6 x 18.2.

Problems of the London Mission Society in Tahiti, by Charles Vernier. First Catholic mission in the Solomon Islands (December 1845-September 1847), by Claude Rozier - Attempts by the Hawaiian Mission Society to bring the gospel in the Marquesas Islands (1832-1880), by Patrick O'Reilly.

55032
SPENNEMANN, Dirk H. R.
'STEAM TO TONGA & SAMOA': The Norddeutscher Lloyd Mail Service 1886 to 1893
$20.00 AUD

Letao Press. Albury, NSW. 2002. 1st Ed. 37, (3 publications) PP with 31 b/w illustrations (1 map, 1 house flag, 1 newspaper clipping, 2 franked stamps, 7 franking stamps, 9 franked envelopes or post cards, and 10 photos). Pictorial soft cover, staples. Very good. 29.7 x 20.7. 01876940085

33483
STARZECKA, Dorota Czarkowska & CRANSTONE, B. A. L.
THE SOLOMON ISLANDERS
$20.00 AUD

British Museum. London. 1974. 1st Ed. 48 PP with 2 maps, 7 drawings and 26 b/w photos. Half title page: Wood food bowl in the form of a frigate bird, Ugi. Fp: figure representing a sea spirit, San Cristobal. Pictorial card covers (slightly rubbed on back cover). Near fine. 21 x 21. 071411358X

42844
TCHERKEZOFF, Serge
LE MYTHE OCCIDENTAL DE LA SEXUALITE POLYNESIENNE - Margaret Mead, Derek Freeman et Samoa
$35.00 AUD

Presses Universitaires de France. Paris. 2001. 1st Ed. in the Ethnologies / Controverses series. XII, 225, (3 publications) PP, plus 8 pages with 16 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. French text. 24 x 17.5. 2130514081

48542
TCHERKEZOFF, Serge
FAA-SAMOA, UNE IDENTITE POLYNESIENNE (économie, politique, sexualité). L'anthropologie comme dialogue culturel
$20.00 AUD

L'Harmattan. Paris. 2003. 1st Ed., in Collection Connaissances des Hommes. 546 PP with 2 maps and few text drawings. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 24 x 16. 2747552195

Samoan way of life: their economy, politics, sexuality.

58387
TEIWAKI, Roniti
MANAGEMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES IN KIRIBATI
$25.00 AUD

University of the South Pacific. Suva. 1988. 1st Ed. XXI, 239 PP with 27 figures and 15 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 21 x 14.7. 9820200415

40159
THOMSON, D. P.
GOODWIN SANDS TO SOLOMON ISLANDS - More Stories of the Ships of Christ
$15.00 AUD

Pickering & Inglis. London. 1948. 1st Ed., in the Memoirs of Mighty Men and Women series. 95, (1 publication) PP with 12 b/w illustrations by Robert Marshall. Hard cover, dj (price-clipped). Foxing spots on outside edges, pieces missing from bottom front of dust jacket. Prize plate on front endpaper. Very good. 19 x13.

Maritime Missionary Adventure throughout the World.

58996
VAAI, Saleimoa
SAMOA FAAMATAI AND THE RULE OF LAW
$10.00 AUD

National University of Samoa. Apia. 1999. 1st Ed. (4), VIII, 320 PP with 3 tables and 11 tail pieces. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 21 x 14.7. 9829003094

55751
VAN TREASE, Howard (editor)
ATOLL POLITICS - The Republic of Kiribati
$15.00 AUD

University of Canterbury & Institute of Pacific Studies / U.S.P. Canterbury & Suva. 1993. 1st Ed. XX, 392 PP with 33 tables, 2 graphs, 2 plans, 10 maps, and 48 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 21 x 15. 095833000X

59711
WENDT, Albert & CHICK, Sue
REPORT ON THE TONGA REGIONAL VISUAL ARTS WORKSHOP - Tonga 1976
$20.00 AUD

University of the South Pacific. Suva. 1978. 1st Ed. Foreword by Peter McMechan. (3), 33PP with 18 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. Oblong: 21 x 28.3.

Workshop held in Nuku'alofa, at the Extension Center of the USP: 22 November to 10 December 1976. Exhibition with opening addresses by Albert Wendt and Don Hunn.

33366
WINTLE, Justin
HEAT TREATMENT - Travels beyond the Orient, from Bangkok to the Solomon Islands
$5.00 AUD

J. M. Dent & Sons. London. 1988. 1st Ed. (14), 285 PP with 2 maps on double page, plus 8 pages with 10 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing. Fine. 24 x 16. 0460070126

A journalist through Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Irian Jaya, PNG and the Solomons.

75408
WOOD, A. H.
HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY OF TONGA
$20.00 AUD

Kalia Press / Friendly Islands Bookshop. Canberra / Nuku'Alofa. 1978. Reprint of the 1932 original. (9), 109 PP with tables and 12 b/w illustrations (7 maps, 1 family tree, 2 drawings and 2 portraits). Soft covers. Foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 17.3 x 12.

... with a sketch of their Mission History written for Young People.

59011
WOOD-ELLEM, Elizabeth (editor)
TONGA AND THE TONGANS HERITAGE AND IDENTITY
$100.00 AUD

Tonga Research Association. Alphington, Vic. 2007. 1st Ed. XVI, 264 PP with 1 map, 1 Seal of Tonga, 6 tables and 47 b/w illustrations (drawings, engravings, sketches and photos). Fp: H. M. King George Tupou V, 2007. Pictorial stiff covers. Fine. Scarce. 23 x 15. 9780646474663