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20531
ALEXANDER, Michael
OMAI 'NOBLE SAVAGE'
$20.00 AUD

Collins & Harvill Press. London. 1977. 1st Ed. 223 PP plus 12 Pages with 14 bw illust. Ep: Capt. Wallis & men of the 'Dolphin' meet Queen Oberea, Tahiti, 1767. Hard cover, dj. (small closed tear). Near fine. 21.6 x 14. 0002626101

The first noble savage dear to the 18th century French philosopher Rousseau, comes into contact with the civilized world of England.

11872
ANGLEVIEL, Frédéric
FAUNE ET FLORE EN NOUVELLE CALEDONIE
$40.00 AUD

CTRDP. Nouméa. 1990. 1st Ed. 65 PP with b/w illust. (maps, graphs, sketches...). Illustrated soft cover. Fine. French text. 29.7 x 21.

The flora and fauna of New Caledonia with their natural environment. A good bibliography.

14600
BALLANDE, Henri
LE PREMIER CAP-HORNIER
$20.00 AUD

Editions du Pen-Duick / Ouest-France. Paris. 1989. 1st Ed. 115 PP, plus 16 pages with 11 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 23 x 15.4. 2737304539

Voyage of discovery on board Eendracht, by her ship-owner Lemaire and her captain Willem Schouten between 1615 & 1617 to round the Horn. Discovery of Futuna (or Horn) Island...

12018
BARBAULT, G. & BROU, B.
LIEUX HISTORIQUES DE BALADE, POUEBO / Historical Sites of ... (S.E.H. Publication No. 26)
$25.00 AUD

S.E.H. Nouméa. 1981. 1st Ed. 60 PP with plans, maps & photos (40) plus 1 folded plan of the region of Balade/Pouebo. Pictorial soft cover. Staples rusty, o/wise near fine. French & English text. 21 x 15.

Balade and Pouebo, historical sites of the explorers Cook & d'Entrecasteaux, the Catholic missionaries, the French Navy calls, etc ...

11825
BARROW, Terence
THE ART OF TAHITI and the neighbouring Society, Austral and Cook Islands
$10.00 AUD

Thames & Hudson. London. 1979. 1st Ed. 96 PP with b/w & colour illustrations Pictorial soft cover. Very good. 24.5 x 19. 050006007X

Includes illustrations of the artefacts as well as pictures of Tahitian life, including contemporary engravings from Captain Cook's expedition.

11159
BAUDOUX, Georges
IL FUT UN TEMPS ... Souvenirs du Bagne - S.E.H. Publication No. 6
$25.00 AUD

Société d'Etudes Historiques de la Nouvelle-Calédonie. Nouméa. 1984. Reprint of the 1974 original. Publication No. 6. 274 PP with 30 b/w illustrations by Patrice Nielly. Pictorial stiff cover. French text. Near fine. 21.8 x 14.5.

The truth about the convict settlement of New Caledonia - murder, corporal punishment, escapes ...

11871
BENSA, Alban
NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE, Un Paradis dans la Tourmente
$10.00 AUD

Gallimard. Paris. 1990. 1st Ed. 192 PP with b/w & colour illust. throughout. Pict. soft cover. Fine. French text. 18 x 12.5. 2070530884

From the discovery of the Kanak civilization, to the "Matignon Agreement" of 1988.

12553
BIDDLE, George
TAHITIAN JOURNAL
$20.00 AUD

University of Minnesota Press. Minneapolis. 1968. 1st Ed. (5), 207 PP with 2 maps, 17 b/w photos & 8 illustrations by the author. Cloth cover, Illustrated front, dj (price clipped). Faint foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 26 x 21.

Two year experience in 1920/22 of this American artist, following demobilisation at the end of WWI.

11876
BLAZY, R. & RAUCH, O.
GEOGRAPHIE: LA NOUVELLE CALEDONIE, LA POLYNESIE FRANCAISE, WALLIS & FUTUNA
$35.00 AUD

CTRDP. Nouméa. 1990. 1st Ed. 88 PP with illust. Illustrated laminated hard cover. Fine French text. 27 x 20.

A school book of geography, for students in their last year of primary school, on the geography of New Caledonia, Wallis & Futuna and French Polynesia.

34327
BOURRET, Dominique, & COYAUD, M.
LITTERATURE ORALE - 60 Contes Mélanésiens de Nouvelle-Calédonie - S.E.H. Publication No. 21
$35.00 AUD

Société d'Etudes Historiques de la Nouvelle-Calédonie. Nouméa. 1986. Reprint of the 1980 original. 262 PP with 2 b/w photos, 8 maps, and 16 etchings by Jean-Marie Thorimbert. Illustrated soft cover. French text. Faint foxing, o/wise near fine. 21.2 x 15.

Sixty short stories and tales by Melanesians of New Caledonia, collected in the 1970's.

11684
BROU, Bernard
POTERIES, Pré-Européennes de Nouvelle Calédonie - S. E. H. Publication No. 22.
$20.00 AUD

Société d'Etudes Historiques. Nouméa. 1980. 1st Ed. 33 PP with b/w illust. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. French text. 21 x 15.

Pottery in the traditional Kanak society: manufacture and use.

12006
BROU, Bernard
PEUPLEMENT ET POPULATION DE LA NOUVELLE CALEDONIE, La Société Moderne: Le Fait Calédonien - SEH Publication No.23
$45.00 AUD

Société d'Etudes Historiques de la Nouvelle-Calédonie. Nouméa. 1980. 1st Ed. 111 PP with graphs, tables & photos. Pict. card cover. Light foxing of covers, o/wise near fine. French text. 22.5 x 15.8.

The study of the pluriethnic society which is a daily fact of life in New Caledonia.

12735
BROU, Bernard
30 ANS D'HISTOIRE DE LA NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE, 1945-1977
$30.00 AUD

Société d'Etudes Historiques. Nouméa. 1982. 1st Ed. Publication No. 31. (6), 220, 10 (index & adverts), plus 48 pages with maps, graphs, tables & photos. Soft cover (rubbed). Slight musty smell. Internally near fine. French text. 26.6 x 18.2.

History of New Caledonia between 1945 and 1977.

12736
BROU, Bernard
HISTOIRE DE LA NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE, Les Temps Modernes: 1774-1925 (S.E.H. No.4)
$60.00 AUD

Société d' Etudes Historiques de la Nouvelle-Calédonie. Nouméa. 1973. 1st Ed. Publication No. 4. 321 PP, plus 60 pages with 67 b/w illust. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 27 x 17.5.

The modern history of New Caledonia, since the discovery by Capt. James Cook in 1774 up to 1925.

12743
BROU, Bernard
ESPOIRS ET REALITES, La Nouvelle-Calédonie 1925 a 1945 - S.E.H. Publication No. 9
$35.00 AUD

Société d'Etudes Historiques. Nouméa. 1975. 1st limited edition of 2000 copies. 316 PP plus 72 pages with 104 b/w illust. (photos, maps, graphs). Stiff wrappers with dj. Traces of foxing, musty smell. Internally very good. French text. 27 x 18.2.

The history of New Caledonia between 1925 and 1945.

12666
BURCHETT, W. G.
PACIFIC TREASURE ISLAND - New Caledonia
$30.00 AUD

F. W. Cheshire. Melbourne. 1942. 2nd edition of the 1941 original. 230 PP with 1 map, plus 20 pages with 26 b/w photos. Fp: Coconut tree. Eps: Map of Pacific Ocean with location of New Caledonia. Cloth cover, dj (price-clipped). Dust jacket chipped and with repaired tears. Ageing of paper and foxing. Near fine. 21.5 x 13.7.

Voyage through its land and wealth: the story of its people and past by a young Australian journalist in 1941.

11344
CHEGARAY, Jacques
MY POLYNESIA - Tahiti Revisited
$20.00 AUD

Arthur Barker. London. 1953. 1st English edition, translated from the 1952 French original by Robin Graham. 191 PP, plus 14 pages with 18 b/w photos. Fp: Author on the lagoon in a pirogue. Eps: Map of Porinieta Farani (French Polynesia). Cloth cover, dj (price clipped). Small pieces missing from the dust jacket, a little offsetting on endpapers, o/wise near fine internally. 22 x 15.

The journeys, the journalistic trials and the tribulations of the author at the beginning of the 1950's.

11648
CHESNEAUX, Jean & MACLELLAN, Nic.
LA FRANCE DANS LE PACIFIQUE, de Bougainville à Moruroa
$30.00 AUD

La Découverte/Essais. Paris. 1992. 1st Ed. 240 PP with 3 maps. Pictoral soft cover. Near fine. French text. 22 x 13.5. 2707120944

The Pacific occupies a choice place in the culture and ambitions of France. (Nic Maclellan participates in Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific).

57598
CONNELL, John
NEW CALEDONIA OR KANAKY? The Political History of a French Colony
$40.00 AUD

ANU. Canberra. 1987. 1st Ed. Volume 16 in the Pacific Research Monograph series. XX, 493 PP (28 pages of references) with 22 tables, 18 maps, and 6 figures. Pictorial soft cover. Spine lightly sunned and with creases. Near fine. 24.5 x 17.5. 0731505123

From the first settlers, Melanesians, to the 1987 "Fabius Plan", towards autonomy and independence.

11649
CORNEVIN, Robert & Marianne
LA FRANCE ET LES FRANCAIS OUTRE-MER - De la Première Croisade à la Fin du Second Empire
$10.00 AUD

Tallandier. Paris. 1990. 1st Ed. 514 PP with 11. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 21 x 13.5. 2235018513

From the first establishment in the Levant (Middle East) at the time of the Crusades to the progressive occupation of Africa up to the end of the second French Empire.

11877
CORNUET, V., NICAISE, T.et al.
ECOLOGIE EN NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE
$50.00 AUD

CTRDP. Nouméa. 1987. 1st Ed. 300 PP with b/w & colour illustrations throughout. Pictorial card cover. Fine. French text. 30 x 21.

Ecosystems and influence of Man on his environment.

13042
CORNUET, V., OLIVA, J. & TALON, M. F.
ECOLOGIE EN NOUVELLE CALEDONIE: Corrigés et Compléments d'Information
$40.00 AUD

CTRDP. Nouméa. 1989. 1st Ed. 103 PP with illust. Illustrated card cover. Fine. French text. 29.7 x 21.

An addendum with answers to certain questions raised in their previous book.

12021
COURTIS, C.
APRES 1878: LES SOUVENIRS DU CAPITAINE KANAPPE, La Fondation de Hienghène - S.E.H. Publication No.35
$30.00 AUD

Société d'Etudes Historiques de la Nouvelle-Calédonie. Nouméa. 1984. 1st Ed. 122 PP (2), with b/w illust., plus 1 folded watercolour of the fort built at Hienghène after the 1878 rebellion. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 27 x 17.3.

History and ethnographic study at the end of the 1878 rebellion, with some studies in the 1880's around Hienghène ...

11793
DARR, Wolfgang & WODTCKE, Anne
MADAGASCAR - COMORES
$10.00 AUD

Guide Arthaud. Paris. 1990. 1st French edition translated from the 1989 German original. 190 PP with 30 maps & plans plus 8 pages with 26 colour photos. Pict. laminated boards. Fine. French text. 19 x 14. 2700307828

General description and travel guide of Madagascar and the Comoros Islands.

11066
DAUPHINE, Joël
IL Y A 100 ANS ... ET MAINTENANT - Des Relations Commerciales et Culturelles entre le Japon et la Nouvelle-Calédonie - Chaque Jour Plus Fortes
$100.00 AUD

Province Nord, Nouvelle-Calédonie. Koné. 1992. 1st Ed. 30 PP with colour photos (captions in French & Japanese), 142 PP with b/w illustrations. Cloth cover, gilt title on front cover, dj. Fine. French text. Large format: 32.7 x 24.8.

Published by the Northern Province of New Caledonia to celebrate the centenary of Japanese involvement in New Caledonia, first with indentured labour, nowadays as nickel-ore buyer. Most of the b/w photos come from the archives of the Marist Brothers in Rome. A scarce book.

12406
DAUPHINE, Joël
LES SPOLIATIONS FONCIERES EN NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE (1853-1913)
$60.00 AUD

L'Harmattan. Paris. 1989. 1st Ed. 347 PP (3 adv.). Pictorial card covers. Light foxing on prelims, o/wise near fine. French text. 24 x 15.7. 2738404510

The author taught history for nearly 20 years in New Caledonia and used the words of Jomo Kenyatta as a preamble: When the white man arrived in Africa, we had the land, they had the Bible. They taught us to pray with closed eyes. When we re-opened them, they had the land and we had the Bible.

12703
DAUPHINE, Joël
CHRONOLOGIE FONCIERE ET AGRICOLE DE LA NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE 1853-1903
$20.00 AUD

L'Harmattan. Paris. 1987. 1st Ed. 160 PP with 3 maps & 5 illust. Card cover. Near fine. French text. 21.4 x 13.4. 2858027366

A chronological compilation of all the Government Acts which affected agriculture and land tenure during the first 50 years of the colonization of New Caledonia.

12760
de CAMARET, H. & HERMANN, B.
NEW CALEDONIA
$15.00 AUD

Editions du Pacifique. Papeete. 1975. 1st Ed. 128 PP with col. illust. throughout. Eps: Coral fringe reef. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 21.5 x 18. 2857000030

Geography, history, inhabitants, environment & resources.

11119
DEL NERI, Anna
ANDRE PASSA: U NE QAN, Les Esprits des Origines
$20.00 AUD

ADCK. Nouméa. c. 1992. 1st Ed., in Collection Ko I Neva 8 PP with b/w and colour photos of sculptures. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 21 x 19.

Catalogue of an exhibition, where this Kanak sculptor and pastor is showing the mythical spirits haunting Lifou island.

21290
DODGE, Ernest S.
BALEINIERS A TAHITI
$20.00 AUD

Société des Océanistes. Paris. 1971. 1st Ed. Dossier No. 11 in the Dossiers Tahitiens series. 32 PP with 31 b/w illust. Pictorial soft cover (pêche à la baleine by Louis Garnera]. French text. Fine. 19 x 14.

Whaling ships in the South Pacific. Calls at Tahiti.

11686
DORNOY, Myriam
POLITICS IN NEW CALEDONIA
$15.00 AUD

Sydney University Press. Sydney. 1984. 1st Ed. XVI, 302 PP with 16 maps & figures. Cloth cover, dj. Light foxing on outside page edges, otherwise near fine. 22 x 14.5. 0424001012

New Caledonia prior to the turmoil which shook this French territory between November 1984 & May 1988.

11662
DORSINFANG-SMETS, A. & DERO, A.C.
L'OCEANIE, Histoire et Culture
$40.00 AUD

Meddens. Bruxelles. 1978. 1st Ed. 198 PP with b/w & colour illustrations. Cloth cover, gilt title on front cover and spine, dj. Front endpaper lightly rubbed. Occasional foxing. French text. Near fine. 28.5 x 25. 2870130228

Oceania: geography, population & peopling, social environment, religions, languages, history & economy of Australia & New Zealand.

11820
DOUMENGE, F., HUETZ de LEMPS, A. & CHAPUIS, O.
CONTRIBUTION FRANCAISE A LA CONNAISSANCE GEOGRAPHIQUE DES MERS DU SUD / French Contribution to the Scientific Research on the Southern Seas - Collection Iles et Archipels - No.9
$70.00 AUD

Centre de Recherche sur les Espaces Tropicaux. Talence. 1988. 1st edition. (18), 312 PP, (4 adverts), plus maps. Pictorial card cover. Fine. French & English text. 24 x 16. 2905081090

French Contribution to the Scientific Research on the Tropical Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean and their Islands.

11961
DOUMENGE, François
GEOPOLITIQUE DU PACIFIQUE SUD
$25.00 AUD

C.R.E.T. Talence. 1990. Cahiers d'Outre-Mer of April/June 1990. 104 PP with maps, tables & 4 b/w photos. Pict. soft cover. Fine. French text. 24 x 16. 2905881147

Geopolitical dynamics of the South Pacific. The two Samoas: an overview of a political geography.

13385
DOUMENGE, François
L'HOMME DANS LE PACIFIQUE SUD, Etude Géographique
$65.00 AUD

Musée de l'Homme / Société des Océanistes. Paris. 1966. 1st Ed. Publications de la Société des Océanistes No. 19. XXVIII, 633, (5) PP with numerous b/w illustrations, plus a large folded map at rear. Soft cover, dj. French text. Faint foxing, o/wise near fine. 25 x 20.

The physical environment, the races of the South Seas, the way of life and the economic development.

11925
DOUMENGE, Jean-Pierre
PAYSANS MELANESIENS EN PAYS CANALA, Nouvelle Calédonie
$10.00 AUD

C.E.G.E.T. / CNRS. Talence. 1975. 1st Ed. IV, 220 PP with 25 tables, and 50 b/w or colour figures (graphs, maps, plans) b/w illust. plus 20 full-page plates with 38 photos. Pictorial soft cover. Occasional foxing. Very good. French text with one-page summary in English. 29.8 x 21.2. 2222016460

A study of the agricultural society on tribal lands in the region of Canala.

11095
DOUSSET-LEENHARDT, Roselène
TERRE NATALE TERRE D'EXIL
$45.00 AUD

G. P. Maisonneuve & Larose. Paris. 1976. 1st Ed. 316 PP with 1 musical score, 3 b/w illustrations and 5 maps, plus 1 folded map and 6 b/w plates. Pictorial card cover. Fine. French text. 24 x 16.2. 2706806184

The Kanak uprising of 1878: roots and reasons, events...

12744
DOUSSET-LEENHARDT, Roselène
COLONIALISME ET CONTRADICTIONS - Nouvelle-Calédonie, 1878-1978, Les Causes de l'Insurrection de 1878
$30.00 AUD

L'Harmattan. Paris. 1978. Reprint of the 1970 original. 206 PP with 2 maps & 8 b/w illust. Pictorial card cover. Very good. French text. 24 x 15.8. 2858020531

The uprising of 1878 and its reasons.

11673
DOUYERE, C., ANGLEVIEL, F. & CAPECCHI, B.
LA NOUVELLE CALEDONIE, Histoire CM
$30.00 AUD

CTRDP / ADCK. Nouméa. 1992. 1st Ed. 96 PP with b/w and colour illustrations (maps, tables, graphs & photos). Pictorial laminated boards. French text. Fine. 26.8 x 20. 2850696994

The history of New Caledonia, as per the original settlement to the "Matignon Agreement" of 1988. CM = Cours Moyen, i.e. for 8 to 10 year old students.

11160
DUBOIS, Marie Joseph
KWENYII, L' ILE DES PINS AUX TEMPS ANCIENS (S.E.H. Publication No. 30)
$25.00 AUD

S. E. H. Nouméa. 1982. 1st Ed. 56 PP with maps, plans & b/w illustrations, plus a folded genealogical tree of the Isle of Pines Chiefdom. Pictorial stiff cover. French text. Fine. 21.5 x 15.2.

The actual synthesis of the pre-European contact knowledge of the Isle of Pines.

12008
DUBOIS, Marie Joseph
HISTOIRE RESUMEE DE BELEP (S.E.H. No. 37)
$20.00 AUD

Société d' Etudes Historiques de la Nouvelle-Calédonie. Nouméa. 1985. 1st Ed. Publication No. 37. 72 PP with b/w illust. (maps, plans & photos). Pictorial stiff cover. French text. Near fine. 21 x 15.2.

A study of the traditional history of the island of Belep.

12007
DUBOIS, Marie-Joseph
HISTOIRE RESUMEE DE MARE (Iles Loyauté)
$25.00 AUD

S.E.H. Nouméa. 1987. Reprint of the 1981 original. Publication No. 27, Société d'Etudes Historiques de la Nouvelle-Calédonie. 68 PP with maps, graphs, tables & photos. Pictorial stiff cover. French text. Near fine. 21.2 x 15.

History of the island of Maré where the natives (before the arrival of Europeans) used boomerangs and rhombs of the Australian aborigines.

11373
FABERON, Jean-Yves
LE STATUT DES TERRITOIRES D'OUTRE-MER
$45.00 AUD

CTRDP. Nouméa. 1992. 1st Ed. 152 PP. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. French text. 27 x 17.5.

Comparative study of the different constitutions of French overseas territories: French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Wallis & Futuna & French Antarctic Territory.

12020
FABERON, Jean-Yves
LA NOUVELLE CALEDONIE LABORATOIRE DE STATUTS DE TERRITOIRE D'OUTRE-MER - (SEH PUB. 49)
$25.00 AUD

S.E.H. Nouméa. 1992. 1st Ed. 202 PP. Card cover. Near fine. French text. 21 x 15.

Study of the status (charter) of New Caledonia, an experiment for future/other overseas territories.

11078
FAIVRE, Jean-Paul, POIRIER, Jean, ROUTHIER, Pierre
GEOGRAPHIE DE LA NOUVELLE CALEDONIE
$45.00 AUD

Nouvelles Editions Latines. Paris. 1955. 1st edition. A publication for the Centenary of France in New Caledonia. 313 PP with graphs, tables and maps, plus 16 pages with 23 b/w photos. Soft covers, pictorial front. Ageing of paper. Pages uncut. Near fine. French text. 22.5 x 14.

Physical description of New Caledonia, from its discovery to French union (1953), mineral resources, population, etc...

11750
FALLON, Judy
PACIFIC PANTOMIME
$15.00 AUD

Andrew Melrose. London. 1952. 1st Ed. 200 PP with b/w vignette at end of each chapter. Eps: Map of New Caledonia drawn by Geoffrey Frazer. Cloth cover, dj (price-clipped). Small pieces missing from dust jacket. Foxing spots on outside edges. Very good. 21.8 x 14.5.

A pleasant and diverting account of life in New Caledonia after WWII.

11948
FESTIVAL OF PACIFIC ARTS
PROGRAMME SOUVENIR: 4ème Festival des Arts du Pacifique, Nouvelle Calédonie 1984
$15.00 AUD

OCSTK / Office Culturel Scientifique et Technique Kanak. Nouméa. 1984. 1st Ed. Forewords by Jean-Marie Tjibaou, Rock Wamytan, Jacques Iékawé. Edited by Néko HNEPEUNE. 96 PP with b/w & colour illustrations (maps, photos..). Pictorial soft cover. French and English text. Very good. 29.7 x 21.3.

The programme for the 4th Festival of Pacific Arts which was to be held in Nouméa between the 8th & 22nd December, 1984, but was cancelled after the upheavals which shook New Caledonia in November 1984. A very good presentation of the 28 participating countries, from Australia to Wallis & Futuna, including Easter Island & Pitcairn.

18598
FIRKINS, Peter
OF NAUTILUS AND EAGLES - History of the Royal Australian Navy
$15.00 AUD

Hutchinson. Melbourne. 1983. Revised and updated edition from the 1975 original. VIII, 279 PP with 19 maps, plus 36 pages with 69 b/w photos. Eps: Naval Review. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 23.5 x 15.5. 091482909

11742
GARNIER, Jules
VOYAGE A LA NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE 1867-1868
$90.00 AUD

Editions du Cagou. Nouméa. 1990. Facsimile reprint of the 1867 original in Le Tour du Monde, Voyage à la Nouvelle-Calédonie published by Librarie Hachette. (4), 123 PP with 6 charts and plans, and 67 b/w engravings. Hard cover, gilt title on front cover and spine, dj. Fine. French text. 30.5 x 21.5.

The voyages of Jules Garnier through New Caledonia, between 1863 and 1866, where he studied mineral deposits and gave his name to the nickel ore Garnierite. An exceptionally good book.

11148
GASSER, Bernard
LA FETE, Actes du Quatrième Colloque CORAIL Nouméa, 18 et 19 Novembre 1991
$50.00 AUD

CORAIL/UFP. Nouméa. 1992. 1st Ed. 211 PP with b/w tables & a few illust. Card cover. Fine. French text. 21 x 15.

The feast as a traditional bond: its history, its inner meaning and significance in communities throughout the Pacific. (13 chapters).

11364
GASSER, Bernard (editor)
CONNAISSANCE ET COMMUNICATION, Actes du Troisième Colloque CORAIL, Nouméa, 3 et 4 Septembre 1990
$50.00 AUD

CORAIL/UFP. Nouméa. 1991. 1st Ed. 306 PP with b/w illust. Soft cover. Fine. French text. 21 x 15.

Thirteen chapters by authors on: exploration & discoveries, church & missions, communication & power ...

11752
GODARD, Philippe
LA NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE QUE J'AIME
$125.00 AUD

Editions d'Art Calédoniennes. Nouméa. 1988. 1st limited edition. 445 PP with colour illustrations on superior art paper. Hard cover, decorated front board, pictorial slipcase. Foxing spots on both endpapers, o/wise fine. French text. Oblong: 26 x 36.5.

A beautiful pictorial voyage through New Caledonia and its outlying islands.

11924
GODARD, Philippe
L'ILE LA PLUS PROCHE DU PARADIS
$75.00 AUD

Editions d' Art Calédoniennes. Nouméa. 1982. 1st Ed. 278 PP with colour photos on art paper. Hard cover, title on front cover and spine, dj. Dust jacket has a few small chips, occasional foxing, o/wise fine. French text. Large format: 35 x 27.5.

Personalities of New Caledonia, the Chesterfields Archipelago (guano, whaling, birds), fresh-water world of New Caledonia.

11594
GORSKY, Bernard
ISLAND AT THE END OF THE WORLD
$10.00 AUD

Rupert Hart-Davis. London. 1966. 1st English edition. Translated from the French original "La Dernière Ile" by Alan Houghton Brodrick. 171 PP, plus 44 pages with 66 colour photos. Hard cover, dj (price clipped & rubbed). Some foxing. Very good. 22 x 14.5.

A year through the outposts of the French Pacific: Tahiti, Wallis, New Caledonia (Loyalty Islands, Isle of Pines).

16514
GUILLE, A., LABOUTE, P. & MENOU, J.L.
GUIDE DES ETOILES DE MER, OURSINS & AUTRES ECHINODERMES DU LAGON DE NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE - Handbook of the sea-stars, sea-urchins and related echinoderns of New-Caledonia lagoon
$85.00 AUD

Editions ORSTOM. Paris. 1986. 1st Ed. 238 PP with b/w or colour illust. Cloth cover, dj. Fine. French text. 27.8 x 21.8. 2709907488

The Echinoderns of the largest coral reefs of the world. Foreword, Introduction and abstracts in English.

73146
HARRISSON, Tom
SAVAGE CIVILISATION
$200.00 AUD

Victor Gollancz. London. 1937. 1st Ed. 461, (3) PP with 8 maps and 37 figures in text, plus 32 plates with 38 b/w photos, the frontispiece, and the folded map at back of the book. Fp: Woman and child of the northern New Hebrides. Cloth cover, gilt title on a sunned spine. Top edges of covers rubbed at corners, and worn at head of spine. Foxing. Image shows the frontispiece and title page. Very good copy of a scarce item. 22.2 x 14.5.

A stay in the New Hebrides in the 1930's of a member of the Oxford University Expedition, who remained there for two more years following the end of the expedition.

11091
HAUDRICOURT, A.G., OZANNE-RIVIERRE, F.
DICTIONNAIRE THEMATIQUE DES LANGUES DE LA REGION DE HIENGHENE, Pije, Fwâi, Nemi, Jawe
$75.00 AUD

SELAF. Paris. 1982. 1st Ed. 285 PP with 2 maps (1 with the various dialects spoken around Hienghène). Pict. soft cover. Fine. Oblong: 19 x 23. 2852971348

The various dialects spoken in the Hienghène area in the North of New Caledonia. French/vernacular language.

11828
HEGARTY, D. & POLOMKA, Peter (editor)
THE SECURITY OF OCEANIA IN THE 1990'S - Volume 1: Views from the Region
$35.00 AUD

Strategic and Defence Studies Centre. Canberra. 1989. 1st Ed., No. 60 in the Canberra Papers on Strategy and Defence series. (12), 92 PP with 1 map and 4 tables. Card cover. Fine. 20.6 x 14.5. 0731508130

Security concerns of island states, value of regionalism, the role of Big Brothers of Oceania (Australia & New Zealand).

18344
HMSO
COMBINED OPERATIONS 1940-1942
$10.00 AUD

His Majesty 's Stationery Office. London. 1943. 1st Ed. 144 PP with 7 maps & 32 pages with 44 illust. FEP: Sea-borne assault troops. REP: Air-borne assault troops. Pictorial soft cover (creases), signature on front endpaper, o/wise a very good copy. 21.3 x 13.6.

Assault in the Mediterranean, Atlantic (Norway to France), Indian Ocean (Diego Suarez in Madagascar).

11926
IPERE, Camille
YORA ET FIRIAGO - TEPE RE YORA ME FIRIAGO, Légendes de Kouaré
$25.00 AUD

A.D.C.K. Nouméa. 1989. 1st Ed. 20 PP with b/w illust. in text by Paula Boi on art paper. Pict. card cover. Very good. In French & Xaracuu. 18.2 x 21.2.

How the Cooki pines grew near Thio.

19095
IPERE, K., GODIN, P., WEDOYE, J.Y. ...
WHO WE ARE - Delegation of New Caledonia: Sixth Festival of Pacific Arts - Rarotonga, Cook Islands, 1992
$20.00 AUD

A.D.C.K. Nouméa. 1992. 1st Ed. 60 PP with b/w or colour illust. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 22 x 22. 2909407195

Kanak culture: Huts, Money, Yams, Outriggers, Sculptures, Dances ...

13108
KOHLER, J. M.
COLONY OR DEMOCRACY, A Political Sociology of New Caledonia
$10.00 AUD

Les Editions Populaires / Edipop. Nouméa. 1987. 22 PP, typescript monograph. Stapled card cover. Very good. 24.8 x 16.

The dilemma of New Caledonia (edited by Michael Spencer, translated by Michael Spencer & Helen de Zubicaray).

12677
LARSEN, May & Henry
THE GOLDEN COWRIE - New Caledonia: Its People and Places
$15.00 AUD

Oliver & Boyd. Edinburgh & London. 1961 1st English edition of the French original La Cyprée d'or. XV, 187 PP with 2 maps & 2 drawings, plus 6 full-page colour photos & 28 pages with 47 b/w photos. Fp: The ROM or good spirit. Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Light foxing, o/wise near fine. 21.5 x 15.6.

An expedition by a couple of Swiss naturalists in search of the Cyprée d'Or or Golden Cowrie takes them to New Caledonia. Excellent description of daily life of the settlers and Melanesians in the 1950's.

71203
LEENHARDT, Maurice
ARTS OF THE OCEANIC PEOPLES
$60.00 AUD

Thames & Hudson. London. 1950. 1st Eng. Ed. Translated from the French by Michael Heron. 150 PP incl. 4 full-page colour plates plus 124 illustrations in text & 6 illust. in introduction and 11 maps, printed on superior gloss paper. Orig. gilt-engraved cloth cover & spine with dj (price-clipped). Dust jacket chipped with some small repaired tears and is protected. Signature of previous owner on FFEP, o/wise a very clean and near fine copy. Scarce. 25 x 16.

A fascinating book containing detailed descriptions of the strange objects, both ornamental and ritual of the Oceanic people of the far-flung islands and archipelagoes of the Pacific (New Caledonia, Tahiti, Marquesas, Easter Island, Fiji, Solomons, Hawaii, PNG, New Hebrides, including the natives of Australasia, as well as the islands of the Indian Ocean (Madagascar).

11954
LOSSOUARN, Olivier
LE TOUR DU MONDE D'UN BRETON
$25.00 AUD

N.E.L. Paris. 1967. 1st Ed. 220 PP plus 4 pages with 8 b/w photos. Pict. soft cover. Near fine with pages still uncut. French text. 19.2 x 14.

The world peregrinations of a Breton. In the mid 1960's, AB on board Calypso of Cousteau, voyages in Africa through the Indian Ocean islands, Australia, New Caledonia, Vanikoro, Tahiti...

11927
LYONS, Martyn
THE TOTEM AND THE TRICOLOUR - A Short History of New Caledonia since 1774
$10.00 AUD

NSW University Press. Sydney. 1986. 1st Ed. XI, 148 PP with 8 maps, 14 photos & 4 graphs. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 22.6 x 14.5. 0868401226

The historical background which lead to the 1984 crisis.

12895
MALCOMSON, Scott L.
TUTURANI, A Political Journey in the Pacific Islands
$15.00 AUD

Poseidon Press. New York. 1990. 1st Ed. 267 PP with 1 map of the South-West Pacific. Hard cover, cloth spine, dj. Faint foxing, o/wise fine. 22 x 14.5. 0671692097

Travel in 1989 through different island groups of the Western Pacific: America at Sea (Palau, Guam, Saipan, Marshalls). Annals of self-determination (Kiribati, Fiji, Vanuatu) and Franconésie (New Caledonia & French Polynesia).

11073
MARION, Denis
ENCYCLOPEDIE DE LA NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE - TOME 7: La Vie Marine (1ère Partie)
$70.00 AUD

NEFO Diffusion. Nouméa. 1990. 1st Ed. 159 PP with colour illust. (maps, plans, photos ...). Hard cover, gilt decoration and title on front cover and spine, dj. Fine. French text. 30 x 21.5.

Oceans and seas, life in the oceans: pelagic, benthic, algae, crustaceans.

13045
MARION, Denis
ENCYCLOPEDIE DE LA NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE - TOME 1: Géographie Physique
$60.00 AUD

NEFO Diffusion. Nouméa. 1983. 1st Ed. 173 PP with colour illustrations (maps, photos, graphs..). Hard cover, gilt title on front cover and spine. Light foxing. Near fine. French text. 30 x 21.5.

New Caledonia in the Pacific environment. Geology of the South West Pacific and New Caledonia. Meteorology, hydrology, soils, etc...

12010
MARIOTTI, Jean
LA CONQUETE DU SEJOUR PAISIBLE (S.E.H. No. 46)
$45.00 AUD

Société d' Etudes Historiques de la Nouvelle-Calédonie. Nouméa. 1990. Reprint of 1952 original. Publication No. 46. Preface by Paul Griscelli. 270 PP with b/w illustrations by J. Wahono. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 21 x 15.

A novel on the Kanak culture.

11715
MARTIN, Captain Henry Byam
THE POLYNESIAN JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN HENRY BYAM MARTIN, R.N, In Command of HMS GRAMPUS - 50 Guns at Hawaii and on station in Tahiti and the Society Islands August 1846 to August 1847
$10.00 AUD

Australian National University. Canberra. 1981. 1st Australian edition. Foreword by Nigel Davies. 192 PP with 1 map, over 36 b/w illustrations, plus 8 pages with 20 colour paintings by author. Fp: portrait of Captain Martin. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Near fine. 23.5 x 15.5. 0708116094

The sojourn of one year (the fatal one), in which the French subjugated the Tahitians by bloody force and made the island a protectorate of France.

11874
MAUER, Daniel
L'EGLISE PROTESTANTE A TAHITI
$20.00 AUD

Société des Océanistes. Paris. 1970. 1st Ed. Dossier No. 6 in the Dossiers Tahitiens series. 32 PP with 34 b/w illust. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. French text. 19 x 14.

The implantation of the Protestant religion with the arrival of the missionaries of the London Missionary Society on board the Duff in 1797.

12676
METAIS, Eliane
AU COMMENCEMENT ETAIT LA TERRE - Réflexion sur un Mythe Canaque d'origine
$35.00 AUD

Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux. Talence. 1988. 1st Ed. 356 PP (8), with 32 figures and 1 map. Pictorial soft cover. Faint foxing on outside edges, o/wise fine. French text. 21 x 13.3. 2867810493

The creation of the world through the myths of Melanesians.

11920
MOSER, René
ILES WALLIS
$35.00 AUD

Editions Delroise. Paris. c. 1970. 1st Ed. 64 PP with 80 colour illustrations (1 map and 79 photos). Hard cover, gilt title on front board, dj. Dust jacket lightly soiled and now with a protective sleeve. Text in French & Wallisian. A near fine copy. 21 x 17.5.

Description of this remote French territory, north-east of the Fiji islands.

12611
NANTET, Bernard
TAHITI ET LA POLYNESIE
$10.00 AUD

Editions Delroisse. Paris. c. 1975. 1st Ed. 151 PP with b/w & colour illustrations. Hard cover. Some foxing. Good. French text. 27 x 21.

A lavishly illustrated book describing the islands of French Polynesia.

13043
NEPORON, M. & BACHELOT, S.
KUNGO BRE - Les Racines de l'Arbre Nouveau
$45.00 AUD

EDIPOP / ADCK. Nouméa. 1991. 116 PP with 36 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 22 x 18.

Three generations of Kanak women talk about: life, childhood, schooling, work, family ...

11753
NEPORON, Micheline
GEÏRA, LE LIEU D'OU JE SUIS
$20.00 AUD

ADCK. Nouméa. 1993. No. 2 in Collection Ko I Neva. 8 PP with b/w photos of engraved bamboos. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 21 x 19.

A contemporary Kanak artist expressing herself through the art of engraved bamboos.

11368
O'REILLY, Patrick
BIBLIOGRAPHIE DE L'OCEANIE 1950
$10.00 AUD

Musée de l'Homme. Paris. 1951. Extrait du Journal de la Société des Océanistes, Tome VII, Déc. 1951. 44 PP (327-370). Soft cover, staples. French text. Near fine. 24 x 15.

11667
O'REILLY, Patrick
TAHITI - LA VIE DE CHAQUE JOUR
$30.00 AUD

N.E.L. Paris. 1982. 1st Ed. 325 PP with 1 map of Tahiti and 1 sketch-drawing. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. French text. 19 x 14. 2723301451

Daily life: religion, politics, tourism, science, etc..

22491
O'REILLY, Patrick
PHOTOGRAPHIES DE NOUVELLE CALEDONIE - Vue par le Photographe Allan Hughan, il y a Cent Ans
$70.00 AUD

N.E.L. Paris. 1978. 1st Ed. 139 PP with 84 b/w photos. Pictorial card cover. Fine. French text. Oblong: 17.5 x 22.5. 2723300560

How the Australian photographer Allan Hughan saw New Caledonia at the end of the 1880's.

17109
OLIVER, Douglas L.
NATIVE CULTURES OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS
$10.00 AUD

University of Hawaii Press. Honolulu. 1989. 1st paperback edition. IX, 172 PP with 19 b/w illustrations by Lois Johnson. Soft covers, pictorial front. Foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 22.7 x 15. 0824811828

Physical setting, prehistory, activities and social relations before European influence.

11588
OZANNE-RIVIERRE, Françoise
TEXTES NEMI (Nouvelle Calédonie) - Volume 1: Kavatch et Tendo
$40.00 AUD

SELAF. Paris. 1979. 1st Ed. 316 PP with 1 map. Pict. soft cover. Small browned patch on bottom right corner, o/wise near fine. 24 x 16. 2852970317

The Némi language with its two forms: the archaic language of Témala and the more advanced of the Hienghène area.

11122
PACIFIC
ETUDES MELANESIENNES, Bulletin Périodique de la Société d'Etudes Mélanésiennes No.12-13
$25.00 AUD

Bureau du Livre / Commission du Pacifique Sud. Nouméa. 1961. No. 12-13, Décembre 1958-Décembre 1959. 104 PP with b/w illustrations (figures & photos). Soft cover browned around edges, o/wise very good. French text. 24 x 15.7.

Sociology & administration in New Caledonia, by Jean Guiart. Economic & social problems of the natives of Gomen, by Gaston Belouma. Adminstration & native justice in the British Solomon Island Protectorate. Petroglyphs of the North of New Caledonia.

11504
PATUREL, Paul
AMERICAL DIVISION
$30.00 AUD

CTRDP & Americal Museum Assoc. Nouméa. 1992. 1st Ed. 24 PP with b/w illust. Illustrated soft cover. Fine. French text. 29.7 x 21.

Catalogue for the exhibition: 50 Years Ago...New Caledonia, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the landing of US troops in New Caledonia, retracing the birth and achievements of the Americal Division during the Pacific War.

11960
PETIT-SKINNER, Solange
PECHEURS DE NAURU
$30.00 AUD

N.E.L. Paris. 1982. 1st Ed. 425 PP. Card cover. Fine. French text. 22 x 14.

Fishermen in Nauru. Study of the fishing techniques with regard to other techniques and the cosmogony and natural habitat of the Nauruans.

11887
PINELLI, J. D. & GOURMEL, G. (editors)
PAPEETE AU TEMPS COMPOSE - Le Livre du Centenaire
$75.00 AUD

Association Pacifique. Paris. 1990. 1st Ed. Volume 1 in the Collection Pacifique. Foreword by Louis Le Pensec. 160 PP with b/w illust. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. French text. 29.7 x 21. 2908668009

A complementary study of the French Polynesia as seen through the tourist's eyes. Published for the centenary of the City of Papeete.

11672
PINELLI, J.D. & GOURMEL, G.
AU PAYS DES TROIS ROYAUMES
$40.00 AUD

Association Pacifique. Paris. 1991. 1st Ed. Volume No. 2 in the Collection Pacifique. Foreword by Louis Le Pensec. 174 PP with b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. French text. 29.5 x 21. 2908668017

The Country with 3 kingdoms: Wallis, Alofi & Sigave. (The islands of Wallis & Futuna, French Overseas territory in the central Pacific).

11912
PINELLI, J.D. & GOURMEL, G. (Editors)
NOUVELLES-CALEDONIES ....D'AVANT 1914
$60.00 AUD

Association Pacifique. Paris. 1992. 1st Ed. Volume No. 3 in the Collection Pacifique. Foreword by Louis Le Pensec. 176 PP with b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 29.7 x 21. 2908668025

The diversity of cultures which make up New Caledonia. The addition to the original Kanak culture of traditions from different horizons: French, Polynesian, Indonesian, Vietnamese ...

12016
PISIER, Georges
LA DECOUVERTE DE LA NOUVELLE CALEDONIE - SEPTEMBRE 1774 (S.E.H. No. 5)
$30.00 AUD

Société d' Etudes Historiques de la Nouvelle-Calédonie. Nouméa. 1974. 1st edition translated and annotated by Georges Pisier. No. 5 in the series. 196 PP with 3 charts, plus 28 pages with 42 b/w illustrations. Soft cover, dj (lightly soiled). Occasional foxing. French text. Very good. 27 x 18.

The discovery and exploration of the East Coast of New Caledonia and the Isle of Pines by Captain James Cook.

11890
POMEL, Robert
L'INVITATION TAHITIENNE
$20.00 AUD

Nouvelles Editions Latines. Paris. 1961. 1st Ed. 190 PP with drawings by the author. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. French text. 19.2 x 14.

Voyage in the 1950's discovering the soul of the Tahitian people and the islands of French Polynesia.

17531
PRITCHARD, George
THE AGGRESSIONS OF THE FRENCH AT TAHITI and Other Islands in the Pacific
$50.00 AUD

Auckland University Press. Auckland. 1983. 1st edition. Edited and introduced by Professor Paul de Deckker. 253 PP with 16 b/w illustrations. Title page: facsimile of title page of Pritchard's manuscript. Fp: Reverend George Pritchard. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Light foxing. Near fine. 28.5 x 22.5. 0196479940

The struggle between the British Consul and the French Consul, Jacques Antoine Moerenhout, seeking to influence Queen Pomaré prior to French sovereignty.

11352
RADIGUET, Max
LES DERNIERS SAUVAGES - La Vie et les Moeurs aux Iles Marquises (1842-1859)
$55.00 AUD

Editions Duchartre & Van Buggenhoudt. Paris. 1929. Reprint of the 1860 original. Foreword by Jean Dorsenne. X, (2), 242 PP, plus 16 b/w plates illustrated by the author. Soft cover. French text. Covers browned, with pages browning around edges, o/wise very good. 21 x 15.5.

Life and customs in the Marquesas Islands, between the Protectorate of 1842 and the Annexation of 1880.

12798
REDIER, Antoine
L'EVEQUE DES ANTHROPOPHAGES
$10.00 AUD

Alexis Redier. Paris. 1933. 1st Ed. 275 PP, plus folded map of French Equatorial Africa. Card cover. Pages uncut. Lower part of spine worn. Very good. French text. 19 x 12.

Cannibals in French Equatorial Africa at the turn of this century.

11124
RIVIERE, Françoise
ORIGINE DE LA MONNAIE TRADITIONNELLE
$15.00 AUD

A.D.CK. Nouméa. 1992. 2nd edition of the 1986 original. 12 PP with b/w illustrations by Paula Boi. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. Text in French, English and Pije. Oblong: 18 x 21.5.

Some of the legends used to communicate and preserve the cultural values of the Kanak people, in the valley of Hienghène.

54325
ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY
THE GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL - Volume: 133 - 1967 (in 4 parts)
$40.00 AUD

Royal Geographical Society. London. 1967. Annual edition. Vol. 133, issues Part 1 (March 1967) to Part 4 (December 1967). Edited by L.P. KIRWAN. XLVIII, (advertisements), 622 PP, (6 contents), plus plates with b/w photos and maps (some in colour). Original soft cover. Foxing. Very good. 24.5 x 15.5.

Vol. 133. Part 2: The Geographical elements in the Berlin Situation, by Prof. Dr/ F. Friedensburg. A simple method of Navigating in Deserts, by D. N. Hall. Part 3: North Sea exploration, by P. E. Kent. Seaports and the European Economic Community, by James Bird.

54327
ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY
THE GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL - Volume: 135 - 1969 (in 4 parts)
$40.00 AUD

Royal Geographical Society. London. 1969. Annual edition. Vol. 135, issues Part 1 (March 1969) to Part 4 (December 1969). Edited by KIRWAN, L. P. LI, (advertisements), 674 PP, (6 contents), plus plates with b/w photos and maps. Original soft cover. Foxing. Very good. 24.5 x 15.5.

Vol. 135. Part 1: Early Maps as historical evidence for coastal change, by G. de Boer and A. P. Carr. Part 2: The Persian Gulf submarine telegraph of 1864, by Christina Phelps Harris. Part 3: The evolution of the major ports of West Africa, by David Hilling.

11500
ROZIER, Claude
LA NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE ANCIENNE
$30.00 AUD

Arthème Fayard. Paris. 1990. 1st Ed. 322 PP with 1 map of New Caledonia. Pictorial card cover. Fine. French text. 23.5 x 15.5. 2866790480

A description of New Caledonia prior to the French take-over of 1853, based on documents printed at the time.

13169
S.E.H.
MELANESIENS D'AUJOURD'HUI - La Société Mélanésienne dans le Monde Moderne - S.E.H. No.11
$30.00 AUD

Société d' Etudes Historiques de la Nouvelle-Calédonie. Nouméa. 1976. 1st Ed. 67 PP. Publication No.11. Card cover a little faded around edges, o/wise near fine. French text. 27.2 x 18.

The Kanak society in the modern world: the land, the family, from ancestral obligation to individual behaviour sexuality, tribal socialism...

11719
SAQUET, Jean-Louis
L'ATOLL
$30.00 AUD

Polymages / Scoop. Papeete. 1992. 1st Ed., in Collection Survol. 44 PP with b/w and colour illust. Pictorial stiff cover. Fine. French text. 20 x 20.

Evolution and creation of an atoll and its lagoon. Ecology: flora, fauna & the inhabitants of these Polynesian islands.

11747
SATINEAU, Maurice
LE MIROIR DE NOUMEA - La Classe Politique Française Face à la Crise Calédonienne
$10.00 AUD

L'Harmattan. Paris. 1987. 1st Ed. 80 PP. Soft cover. French text, but first 3 pages are in English (The Noumea Mirror: French political class facing the Caledonian crisis). Near fine. 21.4 x 13.5. 2858029474

A study of the joint implications at the time of the crisis in New Caledonia when France (1984/85) was in economic crisis and unpredictable political leadership.

13140
SAURA, Bruno
POLITIQUE ET RELIGION A TAHITI
$30.00 AUD

Edit. Polymages/Scoop. Papeete. 1993. 1st Ed. 364 PP, with 22 tables & 4 maps in text. Pict. card cover. Fine. French text. 22.5 x 15. 2909790517

The influence of the long-embedded religious beliefs on the relatively new political life of Tahitian society.

11573
SHAW, George A.
MADAGASCAR AND FRANCE, With Some Accounts of the Island, its People, its Resources and Development
$20.00 AUD

Religious Tract Society. London. 1885. 1st Ed. 320 PP plus 1 folded map and 15 full-page plates. Rebacked copy retaining original gilt-decorated cloth cover, spine faded & little worn on corners. Frontispiece & half-title page missing, o/wise very good. 20.2 x 14.3.

From initial settlement, discovery, tentative settlement and war with France. Geography, flora, fauna...

75013
SHINTANI, T. L. A. & PAÏTA, Yvonne
DICTIONNAIRE ET GRAMMAIRE DE LA LANGUE DE PAÏTA
$80.00 AUD

S.E.H. / Société d'Etudes Historiques de Nouvelle-Calédonie. Nouméa. 1990. Reprint of the 1987 original. Publication No. 43 & 44, Société d'Etudes Historiques de Nouvelle-Calédonie. 252 PP (Dictionary), 114 PP (Grammar). Card covers a little soiled/worn, o/wise contents near fine. French and Nraa Drùbea text. 29.7 x 21.

Dictionary and grammar of the Nraa Drùbea language spoken near Nouméa.

12399
SIMPSON, Colin
BLUE AFRICA - Travel in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, plus the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius, Madagascar, Réunion and Seychelles
$10.00 AUD

Horwitz. Sydney. 1981. 1st Ed. (5), 264 PP with b/w illustrations and maps, plus 28 pages with 85 colour photos. Cloth cover, dj. Occasional foxing spots. Very good. 24.7 x 16. 0725511257

11757
SPENCER, M., WARD, A. & CONNELL, J.
NEW CALEDONIA, Essays in Nationalism and Dependency
$10.00 AUD

UQP. Brisbane. 1988. 1st Ed. XIV, 2 maps, 253 PP. Pictorial soft cover. Light foxing, o/wise fine. 21.5 x 13.8. 0702221260

The first book presenting the point of view of the Europeans as well as the indigenous people.

12404
TCHOEAOUA, Eloi, GOROMIDO, Antoine, KURTOVITCH, Ismet et al.
CONTRIBUTION A L'HISTOIRE DU PAYS KANAK
$25.00 AUD

Editions I K S / Association pour la Fondation d'un Institut Kanal d'Histoire Moderne. Nouméa. 1983. Published as a special edition of l'Avenir Calédonien, issue No.894. 112 PP with b/w photos, graphs, tables. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. French text. 27 x 18.

The point of view of the Kanaks, on the history of their country, written one year before the turmoil of 1984.

11101
TEIN, Kaloonbat
HWANFALIK, Dictons de la Vallée de Hienghène / Sayings of the Hienghène Valley
$25.00 AUD

A.D.C.K. Nouméa. 1992. Reprint of the 1987 O.C.S.T.C. original. 60 PP with 1 b/w portrait of the Author and 13 b/w illustrations by Paula Boi & Annie Roses. Soft cover, illustrated front. French & English text. Near fine. 21 x 14.8. 2909407071

The sayings (Hwanfalik in the Nemi language of Hienghène), manner of expression, rich in poetry and offering a wealth of philosophy. Ceremony, daily life ...

13178
TJIBAOU, Jean-Marie & MISSOTTE, Ph.
KANAKE - The Melanesian Way
$25.00 AUD

Editions du Pacifique. Papeete. 1978. 1st English edition. 120 PP, with 200 colour photos. Eps: Dances & Pilou Pilou. Pictorial card cover. Bookplate of previous owner on front endpaper, o/wise a near fine copy. 29.7 x 21. 2857001118

During the 1975 festival Melanesia 2000, the Kanaks/Melanesians had their first opportunity to compile an inventory of their heritage.

12551
TOULLELAN, Pierre-Yves
TAHITI COLONIAL (1860-1914)
$30.00 AUD

Publications de la Sorbonne. Paris. 1988. 2nd Ed. XIX, 361 PP with maps, graphs & tables, plus 16 pages with 32 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. French text. 24 x 16. 2859441441

The arrival of the French in a background of Anglo-French rivalry, the work force, the trading firms, shipping & administration.

11826
VILLARET, Bernard, BATAILLE, M. C., et al...
LES ILES DU PACIFIQUE
$10.00 AUD

Larousse. Paris. 1980. 1st edition in Collection Monde et Voyages. 240 PP with b/w & colour illustrations. Title Page: Nguzu Nguzu of the Solomon Islands. FEP: Outrigers from New Caledonia. REP: Spear fisherman. Pictorial laminated boards a little worn. Foxing spots on first and last leaves, o/wise very good. French text. 26.5 x 22.5. 2030532223

The islands of the Pacific Ocean: geography & discovery. The Galapagos to Australia, Hawaii to New Zealand & Easter Island.

11758
WAMYTAN, Rock
CULTURE ET DEVELOPPEMENT KANAK, Production Agricole et Commercialisation
$10.00 AUD

OCSTK / Office Culturel Scientifique et Technique Kanak. Nouméa. 1985. 1st Ed. 20 PP with 10 b/w illust. in text. Soft cover. Fine. French text. 29.7 x 21.

Socio-cultural context, economic approach to agriculture.

11928
WARD, Alan W.
LAND AND POLITICS IN NEW CALEDONIA
$10.00 AUD

Research School of Pacific Studies / A.N.U. Canberra. 1982. 1st Ed. Monograph No. 2, in Political and Social Change series. (2), IV, 86 PP with 1 map and 5 tables. Pictorial soft cover. Very good. 24.5 x 17.5. 0867840773

Problems of land tenure in New Caledonia, evolution since the 1960's.

12799
WAUGH, Alex
WHERE THE CLOCKS CHIME TWICE
$10.00 AUD

Cassell. London. 1952. 1st Ed. 271 PP. Cloth cover, dj with a few rubs/chips. Light foxing, o/wise near fine. 22.2 x 14.8.

A travel book to the Caribbean, Lebanon ... as well as the Seychelles, where, because of the tropical languor, the replica of Big Ben in the town square chimes twice to ensure it is heard.

12108
WAVRIN, Marquis de
GALAPAGOS - Iles Enchantees
$10.00 AUD

Libris. Liege. 1942. 1st Ed. 252 PP, plus 8 pages with 6 b/w photos and 1 map of the Galapagos. Pictorial soft covers, a little cocked, o/wise good condition. French text. 19 x 13.

A three-month stay in the Galapagos Archipelago by a naturalist before WWII.

12619
ZUBER, Christian
TAHITI, LES PLUS BELLES ILES DU MONDE
$20.00 AUD

Editions G.P. Paris. 1974. 1st Ed. in the Coup d'Oeil sur le Monde series. 128 PP with 120 colour photos. Pictorial laminated boards. Light foxing. Very good. French text. 27 x 21.

Adventures in French Polynesia while on film location. Excellent photography.