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A History of Rangi-Ruru School
Belcher, Margaret
Rangi-ruru Presbyterian Girls' School, New Zealand, 1964. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. . Minor water damage/soiling to jacket. Jacket edges chipped and spine rubbed, causing small holes and titling to be partially erased. Light browning to endpapers. Minor marks to boards. Size: 8vo Octavo (8 to 9 inches). Text body is clean & unmarked. Binding tight, spine fine. Edges browned slightly. Now protected in non-adhesive plastic wrap. ** LIGHT BOOK - Postage will be reduced by 25% after order is placed ** Very Good Condition
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 33638  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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A Life of JC Beaglehole : New Zealand Scholar
Beaglehole, Tim
ISBN: 0864735359
Victoria University Press, New Zealand, 2006. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fine Condition/Fine. . Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Text body is clean & unmarked. Binding tight, spine fine. ISBN: 0864735359. ISBN/EAN: 9780864735355. Fine Condition
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 38354  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Broken Waves: A History of the Fiji Islands in the Twentieth Century
Lal, Brij V.
ISBN: 0824814185
University of Hawaii Press, USA, 1992. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. . Inscribed by Author. Inscribed 'For Joy Barrand With my very best wishes Brij Lal Suva, Fiji 18.vi.96'. Page block edges slightly foxed and stained. Minor soiling to boards. Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Text body is clean & unmarked. Binding tight, spine fine. Inscribed by Author. ISBN: 0824814185. ISBN/EAN: 9780824814182. Very Good Condition
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 33804  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Captain Cook in Hawaii
Barrow, Terence
ISBN: 0896100634
Island Heritage Ltd, Australia, 1978. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. . Size: Oblong 8vo (8 to 9 inches). Price-clipped. ISBN: 0896100634. ISBN/EAN: 9780896100633. Good Condition
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27979  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Claus Spreckels: The Sugar King in Hawaii
Adler, Jacob
University of Hawaii Press, USA, 1966. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Joseph Feher. . Inscribed by Author. Minor soiling and edgewear to boards. Inscribed 'For Louis & Mona Klein Me ke aloha pumehana Jacob Adler'. Prior seller's sticker. Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Text body is clean & unmarked. Binding tight, spine fine. Gift inscription , neat to preliminary pages. Edges browned slightly. Illustrator: Joseph Feher. Inscribed by Author. Very Good Condition
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 33655  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Climate of Papua New Guinea
McAlpine and Gael Keig with R. Falls, J.R.
ISBN: 0708116205
Australian National University Press, Australia, 1983. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. . Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Text body is clean & unmarked. Binding tight, spine fine. Edges slightly foxed. Minor marks and wear to book and jacket. ISBN: 0708116205. ISBN/EAN: 9780708116203. Very Good Condition
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 36377  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Dusky Bay: In the Steps of Captain Cook
Begg, Neil C. Begg, A. Charles
ISBN: 0723300127
Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd, New Zealand, 1975. Third Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Third Edition. Jacket creased and lightly scratched; moderate edgewear and soiling. Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Text body clean and un-marked. Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact. Sporadic foxing within, text mostly clean. Moderate wear to jacket but still complete. Prior owner or seller's stamp. Edges moderately browned/foxed. Minor edgewear to boards. Now protected in non-adhesive clear wrap. ISBN: 0723300127. ISBN/EAN: 9780723300120. Good Condition
Price: $24.90 (AUD)
Book Number: 21453  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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France in the South Pacific: Power and Politics
Fisher, Denise
ANU E Press, Australia, 2013. 
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. . Inscribed by Author. Minor creasing to cover. Inscribed 'For [illegible] Thank you for your [illegible] and support. [Illegible] Lecture Denise'. Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Text body is clean & unmarked. Binding tight, spine fine. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. Inscribed by Author. ISBN/EAN: 9781922144942. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 36344  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Ghost Towns of New Zealand
Mcgill, David
ISBN: 0790005379
Reed, New Zealand, 1978. 
 Softcover Softcover. Fine Condition/No Dust Jacket. . Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Text body is clean & unmarked. Binding tight, spine fine. ISBN: 0790005379. ISBN/EAN: 9780790005379. Fine Condition
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 33397  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Golden Gateway: Lae and the Province of Morobe
Sinclair, James
ISBN: 1863331492
Crawford House Publishing, Australia, 1998. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Signed by Author. Minor marks and edgewear to jacket and boards. Size: 4to (11 to 13 inches). Text body is clean & unmarked. Binding tight, spine fine. Slight foxing front/rear pages, most of text is clean. Dust Jacket sun faded, titling legible. Edges slightly foxed. Signed by Author. ISBN: 1863331492. ISBN/EAN: 9781863331494. .** HEAVY BOOK - Over 2 kgs. Postage will exceed $40 to Asia & North America. $60 plus to Europe. Please contact us first for a quote ** Very Good Condition
Price: $75.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 33064  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Grass Huts and Warehouses: Pacific Beach Communities of the Nineteenth Century
Ralston, Caroline
ISBN: 0708106560
Australian National University Press, Australia, 1977. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. . Size: 8vo Octavo (8 to 9 inches). Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact. Edgewearand foxing/browning to jacket. Edges lightly browned/foxed. Minor marks & wear to boards and jacket. ISBN: 0708106560. ISBN/EAN: 9780708106563. Very Good Condition
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25828  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Looking for La Perouse : D'Entrecasteaux in Australia and the South Pacific 1792-1793
Horner, Frank
ISBN: 0522847587
Melbourne University Press, Australia, 1996. 
 Softcover Softcover. Fine Condition/No Dust Jacket. . Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Text body is clean. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. ISBN: 0522847587. ISBN/EAN: 9780522847581. Fine Condition
Price: $20.90 (AUD)
Book Number: 22763  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Macquarie Island
Cumpston, J.S.
Antarctic Division, Department of External Affairs, Melbourne, 1968. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fine Condition/Fine. First Edition. Amazingly clean copy Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Binding tight. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Fine Condition
Price: $80.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 36508  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Maori Affairs
Butterworth, G.V.
ISBN: 0477000290
GP Books,  1990. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. . English and Maori text. Minor marks and edgewear to jacket and boards. Size: 4to Quarto (11 to 13 inches). Text is in multiple languages. Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact. ISBN: 0477000290. ISBN/EAN: 9780477000291. Very Good Condition
Price: $29.90 (AUD)
Book Number: 23518  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Maori Agriculture
Best, Elsdon
Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, New Zealand, 1976. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. . Water damage staining jacket, making jacket stick to boards. No water damage to pages. Includes Errata note stuck to contents page. Page block edges spotted/ slightly soiled. Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Text body is clean & unmarked. Binding tight, spine fine. Good Condition
Price: $38.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 36841  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Not A Poor Man's Field: The New Guinea Goldfields to 1942 - An Australian Colonial History
Waterhouse, Michael
Halstead Press, Australia, 2010. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fine Condition/Fine. First Edition. Signed by Author. Size: 4to Quarto (11 to 13 inches). Binding tight. Signed by Author. ISBN/EAN: 9781920831837. Fine Condition
Price: $50.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29067  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Oceania: A Journal Devoted to the Study of the Native Peoples of Australia, New Guinea and the Islands of the Pacific Ocean
Edited by A.P. Elkin,
University of Sydney, Australia, 1965. 
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. . Volume XXXV. Number 4. June 1965. Moderate soiling/fading to covers. Page block creased and slightly damaged on bottom edge. Light creasing and edgewear to covers. Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Text has a few pencil marks. Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact. Edges moderately browned/foxed. ** LIGHT BOOK - Postage will be reduced by 25% after order is placed ** Very Good Condition
Price: $14.90 (AUD)
Book Number: 22299  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Peter Dillon of Vanikoro
Davidson, J. W
ISBN: 0195504577
Oxford University Press, UK, 1975. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fine Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Size: 8vo Octavo (8 to 9 inches). Minor marks and wear to jacket. ISBN: 0195504577. ISBN/EAN: 9780195504576. Fine Condition
Price: $14.90 (AUD)
Book Number: 20289  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Pitcairn: Island at the Edge of time
Carlsson, Susanne Chauvel
ISBN: 1875998926
Central Queensland University Press, Australia, 2000. 
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. . Inscribed by Author. Dog-earing to a few pages Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Binding tight. Inscribed by Author. ISBN: 1875998926. ISBN/EAN: 9781875998920. Very Good Condition
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 34606  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Pitcairn: Island at the Edge of time
Carlsson, Susanne Chauvel
ISBN: 1875998926
Central Queensland University Press, Australia, 2000. 
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. . Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Binding tight. Prior owner's signature in ink. ISBN: 1875998926. ISBN/EAN: 9781875998920. Very Good Condition
Price: $24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27761  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Powers, Plumes and Piglets: Phenomena of Melanesian Religion
Habel, Edited by Norman C.,
ISBN: 0908083076
Australian Association for the Study of Religions, Australia, 1983. 
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. . Size: Slim 8vo (8 to 9 inches). Text body is clean & unmarked. Binding tight, spine faded. Minor marks and wear to book. ISBN: 0908083076. ISBN/EAN: 9780908083077. ** LIGHT BOOK - Postage will be reduced by 25% after order is placed ** Good Condition
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 31779  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Rapanui: Tradition and Survival on Easter Island
McCall, Grant
ISBN: 1863736689
Allen & Unwin, Australia, 1994. 
 Softcover Softcover. Fine Condition/. . Size: 8vo Octavo (8 to 9 inches). ISBN: 1863736689. ISBN/EAN: 9781863736688. Fine Condition
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27762  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Restructuring the Papua New Guinea Defence Force: Strategic Analysis and Force Structure Principles for a Small State
Dibb and Rhondda Nicholas, Paul
ISBN: 073152490X
Australian National University, Australia, 1996. 
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. . Minor rubbing and edgewear to covers. Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Text body is clean & unmarked. Binding tight, spine fine. Price clipped inside book. ISBN: 073152490X. ISBN/EAN: 9780731524907. ** LIGHT BOOK - Postage will be reduced by 25% after order is placed ** Very Good Condition
Price: $38.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 36675  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Return to Tahiti: Bligh's Second Breadfruit Voyage
Oliver, Douglas
ISBN: 0824811844
University of Hawaii Press, USA, 1988. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. . Light edgewear to jacket. Small hole in pages 11-16, not affecting text Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Text body is clean & unmarked. Binding tight, spine fine. ISBN: 0824811844. ISBN/EAN: 9780824811846. Very Good Condition
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 35069  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Rocked and Ruptured: Geological Faults in New Zealand
Aitken, Jefley J.
ISBN: 0790007207
Reed Books, New Zealand, 1999. 
 Softcover Softcover. Fine Condition/. . Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). ISBN: 0790007207. ISBN/EAN: 9780790007205. ** LIGHT BOOK - Postage will be reduced by 25% after order is placed ** Fine Condition
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27668  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Seeds of Separatism: Education Policy in Malaya 1874-1940
Seng, Philip Loh Fook
ISBN: 0195802853
Oxford University Press, UK, 1975. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. . Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact. Jacket lightly sun-faded to spine, and other minor marks and wear including small tear. Edges slightly browned/foxed. Minor marks & wear to boards and boards. ISBN: 0195802853. ISBN/EAN: 9780195802856. Very Good Condition
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25780  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Snapshots and Snippets: Old Nauru and the Phosphate Industry
Goodey, Dee
Self published, Australia, 2014. 
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. . Binding tight, small damage to corner of spine Size: Oblong 8vo. Text body is clean & unmarked. Minor marks and wear to book. ISBN/EAN: 9780646597133. Very Good Condition
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 39051  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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The Carpathians
Frame, Janet
ISBN: 0747502463
Bloomsbury, UK, 1988. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Text body clean and un-marked. Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact. Prior owner's inscription in ink, neat. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. Minor marks & wear to boards and jacket. ISBN: 0747502463. ISBN/EAN: 9780747502463. Very Good Condition
Price: $14.90 (AUD)
Book Number: 21753  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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The History of Otago
McClintock, A H
Otago Centennial Historical Publictions, New Zealand, 1949. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Text body clean and un-marked. Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact. Minor marks and wear. Very Good Condition
Price: $29.90 (AUD)
Book Number: 23579  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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The Mutiny of the Bounty
Barrow, Edited and Introduced by Gavin Kennedy, John
ISBN: 0879233435
David R. Godine, USA, 1980. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. . Jacket faded to spine. Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Binding tight, spine fine. Dust Jacket quite worn at edges, small chips and tears. Minor edgewear to boards. ISBN: 0879233435. ISBN/EAN: 9780879233433. Good Condition
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30934  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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