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After Moruroa: France in the South Pacific.
Maclellan, Nic; Chesneaux, Jean.
ISBN: 1876175052
Ocean Press Melbourne 1998 
  Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. 279 pp. Looks at the history of French colonialism in the Pacific - from the French Revolution to the Matigon Accords in New Caledonia, and the end of nuclear testing at Moruroa and Fangataufa atolls. The authors review the social, cultural, political and environmental impact of France's presence in the region. Document French policy over two centuries, drawing on sources from Europe, Australia and the Pacific. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21967  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Antarctic Obsession: A Personal Narrative of the Origins of the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901 - 4 [Antarctic Classics Series].
Markham, Clements; Holland, Clive (editor).
ISBN: 0948285095
Bluntisham Books / Erskine Press Norfolk 1986 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, as new condition (in as new dustjacket), black & white text-photos (some full-page). 179 pp. Reproduced from a manuscript at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge - edited and introduced by archivist Clive Holland. Markham was the influential president of the Royal Geographic Society, who expertly lobbied for Scott's expedition despite strong bureaucratic opposition. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14351  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Antarctica: The Heroic Age.
Finkel, George.
ISBN: 0001950266
Collins Press Sydney 1976 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, maps (including endpapers), minor edgewear jacket (faint foxing reverse side). 160 pp. This book looks in detail at four of the main expeditions to Antarctica between 1900 and 1914, a period described as being "The Heroic Age" because survival was dependent on man alone without the help or advantages of mechanical inventions. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25266  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Arctic and Antarctic: A Prospect of the Polar Regions.
Bertram, Colin.
W. Heffer & Sons Ltd Cambridge 1958 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos & drawings, frontispiece (reverse side lightly foxed), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket, light foxing endpapers & edges. 123 pp. The author was the Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge for the seven years 1949 - 1956. This book is both a second edition and a successor to the author's "Arctic and Antarctic: the Technique of Polar Travel" published in 1939. In this book he carries forward his earlier discussions and descriptions of the "pioneer" and "transitional" stages in polar history and affairs into the postwar "modern" phase. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25283  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Arctic Journeys: The Story of the Oxford University Ellesmere Land Expedition 1934-5 [Black Jacket Books].
Shackleton, Edward; Tweedsmuir, Lord (preface).
Hodder & Stoughton London 1939 
  Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), maps, figures, pages lightly toned, reverse side jacket lightly toned & marked (rear cover marked, small loss base spine, small edge tears, minor edgewear), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. 318 pp. The noted polar explorer gives a vivid description of a winter spent far inside the Arctic Circle. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25293  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Australia in the Antarctic.
Swan, R. A.
Melbourne University Press (MUP) Melbourne 1961 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, endpaper maps, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket (small edge tears, light indentations covers, minor loss top spine). 432 pp. This book provides the first full account of Australian activity and achievements in this lonely but fascinating continent. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25272  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Call to the South: A Story of British Whaling in Antarctica.
McLaughlin, W. R. D.
Harrap London 1962 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, faint foxing & toning edges, light brown strips endpapers, corners bumped, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket (lightly rubbed, flap clipped, reverse side lightly toned). 188 pp. An account of a typical British whaling expedition to Antarctica. The author has spent many seasons in Antarctica and through this book pleads for action to save the whales before it is too late. SALE PRICE. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25295  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Convict Kingston.
Smith, Nan.
ISBN: 0646320270
Nan Smith / Printed by Photopress International Norfolk Island 1997 
  Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour photos, black & white text-photos, map, spine little rubbed & bumped, top corner rear cover little creased, crease at cover join to spine, minor edgewear. 120 pp. A fascinating glimpse of the early history of Kingston, Norfolk Island. The author has written about the historic buildings and ruins of Kingston and has uncovered the stories of the convict men and women who lived, worked, and maybe died in them. Their letters, diaries, reports and memoirs all tell a story about suffering, romance, birth, death, deceit, murder, laughter, sorrow, deprivation, joy, cruelty and compassion. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29502  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Douglas Mawson, the Survivor: From the ABC-TV Grand Prix Winner Melbourne Film Festival 1983.
Parer, David; Parer-Cook, Elizabeth.
ISBN: 0949681016
Alella Books Morwell, VIC 1983 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, frontispiece, light foxing edges, minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side, few tiny scratches & dents). 160 pp. The authors made a documentary film produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Natural History Unit to mark the centenary of explorer Douglas Mawson's birth. The film was built around a reconstruction of the fateful sledging journey and interwoven with testimony from family, friends and colleagues. It sought to give a portrait of Mawson the man, as well as Mawson the scientist. This book presents the essence of the Mawson story as it was told in the film. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25289  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Fiji and the Fijians: Volume 1: The Islands and Their Inhabitants.
Williams, Thomas; Rowe, George Stringer (editor); Clunie, Fergus (introduction).
Fiji Museum Suva 1985 
  Paperback small octavo, very good condition, colour plates (including frontispiece), black & white drawings, foldout map, spine lightly faded, minor edgewear. 266 pp. Facsimile of original edition of 1858. Includes new introduction. No ISBN in book. A classic concise but detailed anthropological study of Fijians, still useful today. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16292  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Fijian Protocol.
Dari, Willie; Petit-Skinner, Solange.
ISBN: 0960627219
Macduff Press San Francisco 1985 
  Paperback wide trade, very good condition, top spine bumped, crease in spine, tiny ridges along spine (possible binding error), rubber stamp inside cover,. 142 pp. This book is a synthesis of oral data and not the result of research done in a library. The authors describe Fijian Protocol (Fijian culture) without referring to or developing any theory. The pattern of this book follows the topics of the interviews which have been conducted, which included: Instalment - Visit of a Chief - Village meeting - Life of a Chief. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28219  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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How the Maoris Came to Aotearoa.
Dansey, H. D. B.
A. H. & A. W. Reed Wellington 1947 
  Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white drawings, pages toned (endpapers strip very toned), jacket toned (spine very toned, small edge tears repaired), some edgewear. 115 pp. First edition. A history of the founding of New Zealand by Maoris, told as an epic story. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17268  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Huskies.
Dovers, Robert.
G. Bell & Sons London 1957 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, edges & endpapers, lightly foxed, minor edgewear jacket (spine edges rubbed, reverse side lightly toned). 219 pp. The author was in charge of three teams of huskies for a year in the Antarctic. In this book he writes about his adventures during this time. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25292  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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In Bed with Douglas Mawson: Travels Around Antarctica.
Cormick, Craig.
ISBN: 9781742570082
New Holland Sydney 2011 
  Paperback octavo, thick card covers (with flaps), very good condition, tiny tear bottom edge last page, spine little creased, minor edgewear. 320 pp. The author fulfils a long-time dream to visit the frozen continent, and to see how modern Antarctica compares with the accounts of the early explorers. A humorous and thoughtful exploration not only of the enduring spirit of discovery, adventure and comradeship still found on the ice continent a century after Mawson's voyage, but of what Antarctica might be like in the future. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26881  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Japan's War: The Great Pacific Conflict.
Hoyt, Edwin P.
ISBN: 0099635003
Arrow Books London 1989 
  Paperback thick, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, spine lightly creased, minor edgewear & creases covers, old price marks. 514 pp. The definitive account of the Pacific conflict brings fresh insights to two crucial questions: Why did Japan start the war in the Pacific? Why was the United States unprepared to meet the challenge? Traces the history of Japanese aggression from 1853 through WW2, and sheds new light on the China Question, the rape of Hong Kong, the Bataan Death March, and the murder camps of the Dutch East Indies. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14161  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Life and Death in Eden: Pitcairn Island and the Bounty Mutineers.
Lummis, Trevor.
ISBN: 0575067624
Victor Gollancz London 1999 
  Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white photos, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. 255 pp. Historian pieces together the mystery surrounding the Pitcairn Island settlement. The book is a fascinating blend of 18th-century seafaring, Pacific island paradise, murder, conflict and renaissance. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25245  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Marooned on Mogmog: A Remote Island, a Shipwrecked Aussie Family, a Clash of Cultures.
Barrie, Jennifer.
ISBN: 9780732292430
HarperCollins Sydney 2011 
  Paperback octavo, good plus condition, colour photos, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. 278 pp. This is the true story of a modern-day Swiss Family Robinson who lived to tell the story of surviving a shipwreck and months of being stranded on one of the worlds most remote islands. In early 2010, the author and her family washed up - literally - on the tiny island of Mogmog in Micronesia (Caroline Islands). Mogmog is inhabited by a bunch of very friendly locals or at least that's what the Barrie family initially thought! 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27377  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Mawson's Huts: An Antarctic Expedition Journal.
McGregor, Alasdair.
ISBN: 0868066532
Hale & Iremonger Sydney 1998 
  Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, few black & white photos, colour photos, minimal edgewear. 194 pp. This book is artist and photographer McGregor's personal account of the trials and triumphs of living and working in the windiest place on earth. Vivid descriptions of landscape and wildlife are intertwined with reflections on the history and significance of a great Australian and his vision in this rare glimpse of Antarctica, past and present. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23971  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Medicinal Plants of Papua New Guinea: Part 1: Morobe Province, Wau, [Ecology Institute Handbook].
Woodley, Ellen (editor).
Verlag Joef Margraf / Wau Ecology Institute Weikersheim, Germany / Wau, PNG 1991 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, tables, black & white text-photos & drawings, light foxing inside front cover & title page & edges, top corner tip front cover slightly creased, minor edgewear. 158 pp. This handbook describes the traditional medicinal uses of over 100 species of plants currently used in Morobe Province. A cross section of geographical and cultural areas were covered during the period from 1978 to 1985. Scientific names are used throughout the book. Local names are also provided and pertain to the villages where the collection was made. The book has been written to assist health workers and administrators responsible for extending the health services available. (No 11 in a series of handbooks). 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29974  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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My Adventures and Researches in the Pacific, by a Master Mariner.
Sterndale, Handley Bathurst; Downing, Jane (editor); Spennemann, Dirk R. (editor).
ISBN: 0949910864
Mulini Press Canberra 2001 
  Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings (woodcuts), map, small edge tears covers top spine repaired, minimal edgewear. Heavy. 327 pp. A first collection of 40 articles published in a series by the "Australian Town and Country Journal" between January 1871 and February 1872. Introduced (with lengthy biography) and edited by Spennemann and Downing. His adventures and travels (partly fictionalised) include the beche-de-mer trade, ancient ruins on the Caroline Islands, the Pacific Island Trading Company, living on the atoll of Suwarrow (and being rescued by the notorious Bully Hayes), pearl fishing, and beachcombers. 
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17367  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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My Dunedin.
Parry, Gordon.
ISBN: 0473111837
Gordon Parry Dunedin 2006 
  Paperback wide octavo (with flaps), very good plus condition, sepia (brown-coloured) & colour photos, cover slightly creased. 171 pp. Autobiography of the doyen of Dunedin's broadcasters and writers for over 60 years, and information officer at the University of Otago. A rare insight into what makes this delightful New Zealand city tick, including many entertaining anecdotes. 
Price: $60.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14831  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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My South Seas Adventures [Nautilus Library].
McLaren, Jack; Burke, Thomas (preface).
Philip Allan & Co. London 1936 
  Hardback very small, no jacket, very good condition, original blue cloth cover (gilt lettering), some page edges untrimmed, edges & prelim pages lightly foxed, minor edgewear. 192 pp. Relates his fascinating travels and work life in the Pacific, mainly Papua New Guinea. Includes a chapter on pearling in the Torres Strait islands, plus also commentary on the Solomon Islands and blackbirding of the Kanakas. Some parts were previously published in the Bulletin magazine, Sydney. 
Price: $16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16215  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Native Cultures of the Pacific Islands.
Oliver, Douglas L.
ISBN: 0824811828
University of Hawaii Press Honolulu 1989 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, maps, minor edgewear, scuff mark front cover, small closed tear spine, crease rear cover & few pages near spine, minor edgewear corners. 172 pp. This overview of the cultures of the Pacific Islands treats their physical setting, prehistory, activities, and social relations before European influences subjected them to radical changes. An abridgement of the author's larger, two-volume work "Oceania: The Native Cultures of Australia and the Pacific Islands". This book contains a number of maps and illustrations from the larger work. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25445  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Pacific Paradises: The Discovery of Tahiti and Hawaii.
Lummis, Trevor.
ISBN: 1864032979
Pluto Press Melbourne 2006 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear top corner cover. 212 pp. A rich and stirring history of cultures in collision on Tahiti (then called Society Islands) and Hawaii. Recreates the lives of the islanders before and after the fateful arrival of the first Europeans, and draws upon contemporary letters and diaries to uncover the narrow attitudes of the islander's way of life. SALE PRICE. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23502  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Pearls and Savages: Adventures in the Air, on Land and Sea in New Guinea.
Hurley, Frank.
JAC Press Hong Kong 1981 
  Hardback small quarto (26.5 x 20.0 cm), dustjacket (flaps all sides), green cloth cover, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white photos (including frontispiece portrait), top edge gilt (little marked), rubber stamp front pastedown, jacket little soiled & scuffed (edgewear, reverse side little toned), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy (1.7 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 414 pp. (No 459 of a limited facsimile edition of 1000 copies. No ISBN in book. Originally, published, 1924.) Has 82 outstanding monochrome photos by Hurley. The paper is high-grade cream-tinted stock.) Captain Frank Hurley was a noted Australian adventurer and photographer (including WW1 for the Australian Army). This remarkable publication results from an expedition to New Guinea, by land sea and air (aviation developed quickly after WW1 to service the gold-fields). His observations and experiences among the indigenous peoples are graphically recorded in word and picture. 
Price: $150.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14230  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Politics in New Caledonia.
Dornoy, Myriam.
ISBN: 0424001012
Sydney University Press Sydney 1984 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tables, figures, minor edgewear jacket (rear cover rubbed, few scratches), faint toning edges. 302 pp. This book concentrates on politics and attitudes in New Caledonia in the significant 30-year period following World War 2, with a postscript updating developments to 1982. The author has set her study against the wider history of the entire 130-year period of French colonization in New Caledonia, which will help readers to trace objectively the significant benchmarks in the country's development. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25668  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Saga of the South Seas.
Stewart, J. J. (John Jenkins).
Tip-Top Publications Sydney 1946 
  Paperback, fair condition, heritage pictorial cover, adverts, edges & pages lightly toned, small edge pieces missing front cover, tiny dent several pages, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear & creasing. 96 pp. Estimated date: 1945 - 1947 (Trove catalogue). Small booklet containing essays on some of the colourful characters of the South Pacific. The delightful old-style colour painting on the front cover depicts three local beauties. Advert rear cover: "Become an artist - quickly. Let Brodie Mack teach you at home". SALE PRICE. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 11166  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer.
Morrell, Margot; Capparell, Stephanie.
ISBN: 9781857883183
Nicholas Brealey Publishing London 2008 
  Paperback, very good condition, black & white text-photos, corner tips front cover little creased, minor edgewear. 238 pp. Written by two veteran business observers, this book details universal leadership tactics set against the survival story of the Endurance expedition led by Sir Ernest Shackleton. Illustrated with photos by Frank Hurley and other rare photos, this book is full of fascinating and practical lessons of a leader who put people first, and came out ahead when the odds were against him. 
Price: $16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30015  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Singsings Sutures and Sorcery: A 50 Year Experience in Papua New Guinea: A Dokta at Large in the Land of the Unexpected.
Radford, Anthony J.
ISBN: 9781743240601
Mosaic Press Melbourne, Preston 2012 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, maps, colour & black & white photos, small mark inside front cover, spine little scuffed, barcode sticker inside rear cover. 371 pp. The author spent 50 years in Papua New Guinea. His story about his time starting in the late 1950s, when as a medical student he was dropped into the Central Highlands. He returned four years later to establish comprehensive training programs in rural medicine, being the only doctor for 50,000 people. After a decade, he left PNG, returning many times as a consultant over the next 40 years. Covers a 50-year experience in PNG from self-government with missionaries, miners and administrators to a country listed as one of the most corrupt, violent and least comfortable places in the world in which to live - one still struggling to forge an identity and assert itself as an independent nation. The wonderful photos bring his story to life. 
Price: $80.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29581  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Sinners and Sandalwood: Tales of the Old Pacific.
Short, F. G.
ISBN: 0646307517
Jomaru Press Leura, NSW 1997 
  Hardback small octavo, no jacket, dark green boards (gilt title cover & spine), very good plus condition, autograph (author's written name). 105 pp. (No. 36 of a limited edition of 250 copies.) The author lived on Espiritu Santo, the largest Island in the New Hebrides (modern Vanuatu), when he was young. He transformed these stories from old Santo memories when he was nearly 70. 
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28306  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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