JOURNAL OF PACIFIC STUDIES

Title: Big picture, myopic gaze : histories of the Solomons' crisis

Author: Bennett, Judith A.
Subject:  contemporary history|custom|kastom|electronic communications|historiography|Solomon Islands
Volume: Vol.28 no.1, 2005
Collation: p. 118-133

Abstract: The paper reviews two recent histories of the political upheavals in Solomon Islands. Both give clear accounts of the apparently unstoppable descent into mismanagement and corruption that culminated in the landing of a 2000-strong Australian-led Pacific intervention force in July 2003. Clive Moore’s account invites discussion in terms of influential antecedents such as the tradition of endemic fighting, Christianity, and resources—or the lack of them. Jon Fraenkel adopts a more political perspective, discussing ‘hot potatoes’ such as the ‘purity’ of kastom, and the simplistic opposition of ‘indigenous’ and ‘introduced’. In terms of hopeful elements of Solomons’ society, Moore’s account is assessed more favourably. Both writers are cautiously optimistic about the future, though both are thought to have downplayed the nation’s over-reliance on ‘rescue’ by outside donors, rather than pulling itself up by its own bootstraps as it were. The role of electronic communications, as ‘information hub’ and as future historical source, is canvassed, as also is the space for more personal, ‘lived experience’ histories by Solomon Islanders.

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Title: Birdwatching as a potential tourism market on Kiritimati Island

Author: Towner, Nicholas, Vas, Krisztian, Milne, Simon
Subject:  Birdwatching
 Ecotourism
Volume: Vol.35 no.3, 2015
Collation: p. 127-144

Abstract: Kiritimati is an isolated low lying atoll located in the Pacific Ocean and is part of the Republic of Kiribati. Kiritimati faces many challenges to its economy. An absence of economies of scale, long distance from major markets, scarce fresh water supplies and limited land area contribute to its economic vulnerability. Unlike other Pacific islands, Kiritimati receives very few international visitors, and these are generally restricted to bone fisherman, consultants and government officials. This article reviews the current tourism activities occurring on Kiritimati and evaluates whether the island’s enormous colonies of breeding seabirds could be an opportunity for environmentally based ecotourism. The island is home to numerous rare seabird species, which have a high economic value due to their ability to attract the committed birdwatchers, who tend to have long stays, highexpenditures levels, and a high return rate. The potential for developing birdwatching tourism in Kiritimati relies on developing sustainable niche products on an appropriate scale that does not exceed current carrying capacities. Further research [is needed into any] heavy promotion in international tourist markets and protection of birds from exploitation due to local poaching

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Title: The black and the red : radicalising anti-colonoialsim in 1970s New Calendonia

Author: Chappell, David
Subject:  New Caledonia|History|Autonomy and independence movements
 New Caledonia|Politics and government|20th century
Volume: Vol.27 no.1, 2004
Collation: p. 49-62

Abstract: The tragic ‘Events’ of the 1980s in French New Caledonia, when competing versions of nationhood caused inter-ethnic violence, led to peace accords in 1988 and 1998 that proposed a ‘common destiny’ for the inhabitants. But the increased autonomy Paris is now granting to the territory over fifteen to twenty years had already been granted in 1956–58 and then taken away in the 1960s. Four forces converged in about 1969 to radicalise local anti-colonialism, and thus polarise the multiracial society that had begun to emerge in the postwar period: France’s unilateral withdrawal of self-government, despite protest; renewed immigration because of a nickel boom; the decline of the first political party of the territory, the Union Calédonienne; and the return home from France of Kanak and Caledonian university students, after their exposure to the ideas of Marxism and other liberation ideologies. The latter regarded what was happening in their homeland as a ‘recolonisation’. But if human beings can create such structures, they can also amend or re-adjust them, thanks to the hard-learned lessons of their modern history.

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Title: Book Review

Author: Langdon Rober
Subject:  
Volume: Vol.25 no.1, 2001
Collation: p. 144-145

Abstract: Book Review

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Title: Book Review : Birthing in the Pacific

Author: Baravilala, Wame
Subject:  
Volume: Vol.25 no.2, 2001
Collation: p. 305-306

Abstract: Book Review

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Title: Book Review : La saga du kava

Author: Hufferm Elise
Subject:  
Volume: Vol.25 no.2, 2001
Collation: p. 307-311

Abstract: Book Review

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Title: Book reviews

Author: Tuimaleali'ifano, Morgan
Subject:  
Volume: Vol.28 no.1, 2005
Collation: p. 135-160

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Book Reviews

Author:
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Volume: Vol.25 no.2, 2001
Collation: p. 296-299

Abstract: Book Review

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Title: Book Reviews

Author: Hide, Robin
Subject:  
Volume: Vol.25 no.2, 2001
Collation: p. 291-295

Abstract: Book Review

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Title: Book reviews

Author:
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Volume: Vol.18, 1994-95
Collation: p. 189-193

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Book Review : Without a gun

Author: Tarte, Sandra
Subject:  
Volume: Vol.25 no.2, 2001
Collation: p. 302-304

Abstract: Book Review

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Title: Bougainville : the future of an island microstate

Author: Connell, John
Subject:  Local government|Papua New Guinea|North Solomons Province
 Bougainville Island (Papua New Guinea)|Economic conditions|21st century
 Bougainville Island (Papua New Guinea)|History|Autonomy and independence movements
Volume: Vol.28 no.2, 2005
Collation: p. 192-217

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: A brief commentary on the constitutional inquiry and advisory committee (CIAC) report

Author: Bain, Atu, Griffen, Vanessa, Naidu, Vijay, Prasad, Satendra, Slatter, Claire
Subject:  Constitutions|Fiji
 Constitutional history|Fiji
Volume: Vol.15, 1990
Collation: P. 177-191

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Buccaneers and chiefly historians

Author: Durutalo, Simione
Subject:  Fiji|History
Volume: Vol.11, 1985
Collation: p. 117-156

Abstract: A review of David Routledge's Matanitu : the struggle for power in early Fiji

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Title: Bureaucracy and the Pacific health services

Author: Finau, Sitaleki A.
Subject:  Community health services|Oceania
 Medical care|Oceania
Volume: Vol.14, 1988
Collation: p. 131-144

Abstract: This paper highlights the problems of providing a highly personalized service through a complex bureaucratic system

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