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They came for sandalwood
They came for sand...
Dorothy Shineberg


Few Pacific history books have stood the test of time as well as They Came for Sandalwood. Dorothy Shineberg’s book, first published in 1967, has never been bettered. This fascinating account ...


Grass huts and warehouses
Grass huts and war...
Caroline Ralston


Grass Huts and Warehouses is a pioneering study of early trade and beach communities in the Pacific Islands. First published in 1977, the book provided historians with an ambitious survey of ...


Church and state in Tonga
Church and state i...
Sione Latukefa


First published in 1974, Church and State in Tonga is a classic study of the formative period of modern Tongan history. The years covered are from the re-establishment of the Wesleyan Methodist ...


White women in Fiji 1835-1930
White women in Fij...
Claudia Knapman


First published in 1986, White women in Fiji 1835-1930 : the ruin of empire? challenges assumptions and assertions about the role of European women in multi-racial colonial societies. Claudia ...


Australians in Papua New Guinea 1960-1975
Australians in Pap...
Ceridwen Spark
Seumas Spark
Christina Twomey


Australians in Papua New Guinea, provides a history of the late Australian years in Papua New Guinea through the eyes of thirteen Australian and four Papua New Guineans. The book presents the ...


Managing modernity in the Western Pacific
Managing modernity...
Mary Patterson
Martha Macintyre


Fast money schemes in Papua New Guinea, collectivities in rural Solomon Islands, gambling in the Cook Islands, and the Vanuatu tax haven—all feature in the interface between Pacific and global economi ...


The Chiefs
The Chiefs' Countr...
Michael Kwa’iolo...
Ben Burt


In this autobiographical account of life in Honiara, capital of Solomon Islands, Michael Kwa’ioloa reflects on the challenges of raising a family in town, managing marriage exchanges, and sustaining t ...


Tax Havens
Tax Havens
Anthony van Fosse...


Tax Havens and Sovereignty in the Pacific Islands surveys the timely, important and controversial topic of Pacific Islands tax havens – havens currently holding hundreds of billions of dollars.


God
God's Gentlemen
David Hilliard


David Hilliard’s God’s Gentlemen, originally published in 1978, remains the only detached and detailed historical analysis of the work of the Melanesian Mission. Starting with its New Zealand beginnin ...


Workers in Bondage
Workers in Bondage
Kay Saunders


Workers in Bondage is primarily concerned with Queensland’s Pacific Islander labour force, but it begins with the origins of servitude in Queensland during the convict era before separation from New S ...



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We're very proud to have two UQP titles longlisted for the 2017 Miles Franklin Award. 

Josephine Rowe's A Loving, Faithful Animal and Mark O'Flynn's The Last Days of Ava Langdon have both been longlisted. The shortlist will be announced Sunday 18 June. 

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