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Pacific History

By | Copyright Year:2018 | ISBN-13: 9780170368162

Suitable For: New Zealand
Pacific History presents to New Zealand students significant events and issues in Pacific history. Each context includes contested events that have impacted on the people in the Pacific and shaped their place in the modern world. These issues stimulate inquiry and enable students to achieve excellence. Pacific History contains engaging primary sources, a wide range of activities to engage all learners and historiography.

Author Nick Fitness travelled to these islands, met local historians, visited local museums, searched archives and historical sites, to obtain the sources and first-hand information - discovering rarely seen photos and primary documents.


1. Tonga: Conversion and Unification
2. Hawai’i: Revolution and Annexation by the United States of America
3. Niue: New Zealand’s Annexation
4. Sāmoa: The Civil Wars and the Mau Movement
5. Vanuatu: The Santo Rebellion
6. New Caledonia: The Civil Wards
7. Fiji: From Cession to Coup d’état.
8. Pasifika in New Zealand: Migration, Dawn Raids and the Polynesian Panther Movement


A series of relevant and interesting case studies that are explored in depth

Clear discussion on important issues that influenced people

A detailed narrative of events

Key ideas concisely outlined throughout the book

Useful words, resources and primary sources

A range of activities to engage all learners


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