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Scarr, Deryck (Editor)
Published by Australian National University, Australia (1979)
ISBN 10: 0708118011 ISBN 13: 9780708118016
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Book Description Australian National University, Australia, 1979. Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. xi + 297 indexed pages including maps, notes and 13 essays Pacific Islanders and Expatriates who lived in the Pacific Islands in 19th and 20th centuries. Paci?c Islanders found that new avenues opened up. The missions provided a fruitful line of advancement; the Samoan pastors Kirisome and Tema made profitable careers in the Ellice Islands - now Tuvalu - while never forgetting that they were at least as much men of the South Seas as men of God. In the Loyalty Islands and in New Caledonia the chiefly Naisiline family and the great chief Bouarate of Hienghene used opportunities arising from Europeans’ activities to pursue objectives that would have been perfectly intelligible to the chiefs’ Island forbears. In Ponape, Henry Nanpei moved adroitly among the ranks of successive European overlords - Spanish, German, Japanese - while equally adroitly manipulating the highly complicated ranking system of the society into which he was born. And Apolosi R. Nawai, one of a long line of messianic leaders in Fiji, seized on current twentieth century coinage - commercial companies and Christianity - to assist him in the time-hallowed game of challenging constituted authority; while among the atolls of the central Carolines, voyaging in fast outrigger canoes remains to this day the preferred way of life for a man. Those sleepers were more awake to the century of competition than some of its heralds realised; and they are still wide awake, in this book. Contents: The Fortunes of the Naisilines: portrait of a chieftainship by Kerry Howe; Charles St Julian: alternative diplomacy in Polynesia by Marion Nothling; Bouarate of Hienghéne: great chief in New Caledonia by Bronwen Douglas; A Yankee Trader in Yap: Crayton Philo Holcomb by Francis X. Hezel; Kirisome and Tema: Samoan pastors in the Ellice Islands by Doug Munro; John Bates Thurston: Grand Panjandrum of the Pacific by Deryck Scarr; Captain Hernsheim: Paci?c venturer, merchant prince by Stewart Firth; Henry Nanpei: pre-eminently a Ponapean by Paul Ehrlich; The Last Opportunity: Robert Louis Stevenson and Samoa, l889-l894 by Kenneth Mackenzie; Apolosi R. Nawai: the man from Ra by Tim Macnaught; Charles Morris Woodford: adventurer, naturalist, administrator by Ian Heath Grimble of the Gilbert Islands: myth and man by Barrie Macdonald; Hipour and the Star Path Navigators by David Lewis. Scuffs in the cover. Size: 12mo. Bookseller Inventory # 054592

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