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Best of Paradise. A Selection of Stories from Air Niugini's In-Flight Magazine.

By Dick, Gerald (editor)

Port Moresby: Air Niugini, 1978. 135pp, num col ills. Or black cloth in jacket. Slight edge wear to jacket, slight fading to spine.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to.


Tales of the Menehune.

By Puku'i, Mary Kawena; Curtis, Caroline.

Honolulu: The Kamehameha Schools Press, 1988. xii, 130pp, index, bw ills. Or card. Bumped at bottom corner. The menehune were the little people of Hawaiian legend. These tales selected as being suitable for young people.. Fourth Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Burnigham, Robin.. 8vo.


Time Belong Tumbuna

By Kohnke, Glenys

Brisbane: Jacaranda Press, 1973. 110pp, bw & col ills, end paper maps. Or boards in jacket. 1cm tear at top left front jacket panel, some foxing to page edges and bookseller label on front pastedown, surface of spine rubbed but not showing the usual fading. This book of legends collected from all parts of New Guinea is a work of considerable cultural significance. Glenys Kohnke has illustrated the book with paintings, sculptures and drawings of her own inspired by the legendary heroes and heroines of the Tumbuna. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to.


Impressions of Papua New Guinea.

By Kirkland, david.

Brisbane: Robert Brown & Associates, 1991. 143pp, num col ills. Or boards in jacket. Near new with a couple of related newspaper clippings loosely inserted at front.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to.


Australian Air Ace. The Exploits of 'Jerry' Pentland, MC, DFC, AFC.

By Schaedel, Charles.

Adelaide: Rigby, 1979. 159pp, bw ills. Or boards in jackets. Short tear at top left of front jacket panel. Jerry Pentland served in WWI with the Royal Flying Corps after service with the Light Horse at Gallipoli becoming one of Australia's first Aces. Afetr the war he joined the newly formed RAAF, then flew as a private charter pilot on the goldfields of New Guinea. In WWII he served as an instructor, then with his New Guinea experience invaluable, commanded No. 1 Communications Flight, organising airstrips for emergency landings and rescue missions, followed by work on New Guinea's first radar grid. He stayed in New Guinea after the war, becoming a trader and later establishing a pioneering coffee plantation.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.


Melanesian Art in the Australian Museum

By Moore, David R

Sydney: Trustees of the Australian Museum, 1968. 61pp, illustrated throughout with b/w photographs, maps. Illustrated light card cover. Spine faded, 1cm tear to right edge front cover. Many of the specimens in the Australian Museum were collected during the 1870s and 1880s and a number of them are unique. This handbook was prepared with descriptions and photographs of a selected range of examples from each of the main areas represented in the Museum collections.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Very Good. Illus. by Photographs By Charles V Turner. 4to.


Marine Life of Johnston Atoll, Central Pacific Ocean.

By Lobel, Phillip S.

Place Not Stated: Natural World Press, 2003. 128pp, references, index, hundreds col photographs. Or pictorial card. Near new. Inscribed and signed (Phil) on title page. Fishes and invertebrates (as well as seabirds) found on and around Johnston Atoll. Each species account provides a description of the animals distribution and all are shown in colour.. Inscribed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.


The Linguistic Situation in the Islands of Yapen, Kurudu, Nau and Miosnum, New Guines.

By Anceaux, J.C.

S-G Ravenhage: Martinus Nuhoff, 1961. 166pp, 2 maps (1 folding), tables. Or pale green card. Some light toning to covers, bump to bottom corner. Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde deel 35. Originally published in 1856. This edition commissioned and financed by the government Netherlands New guinea.. Second Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.


Up the Creek. Edie Creek and the Morobe Goldfields.

By Sinclair, James

Brisbane: Pictorial Press Australia, 2018. HEAVY.324pp, index, bibliography, bw & col ills, maps, endpaper maps. Or pictorial glossy boards in jacket. Slightest of edge wear to jacket-near new. No date-c2018. Limited edition of 650 copies of which this #134. James Sinclair's last book, published posthumously.. First Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to.


The Wewak Mission. Coastwatchers at War in New Guinea

By Veale, Lionel

Ashmore City, Qld.: Lionel P. V. Veale, 1998. ix, 310pp, index, glossary, bw ills, endpaper maps. Or pictorial laminated boards in matching pictorial jacket. As new. SIGNED by author on title page. The author spent much of WWII in New Guinea undertaking intelligence missions. This is a detailed account of the Coastwatchers and the Wewak Mission of 1943, after which he was promoted to Sergeant. Based on the author's experiences with the Coastwatchers in New Guinea.. Signed by Author. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.


Day of Two Suns. U.S. Nuclear Testing and the Pacific Islanders.

By Dibblin, Jane.

New York: New Amsterdam, 1988. xvi, 299pp, index, notes, bibliography, appendices, maps. Or boards in jacket. Rubbed at bottom of rear jacket panel, crease to margin of 2 pages. Loosely inserted With Compliments slip signed by Editor (George Wen) with a request for marketing sugestions for the book.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.


Manuscripts in the British Isles Relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

By Mander-Jones, Phyllis (editor)

Canberra: Australian National University, 1972. xxiii, 697pp, index. Or blue cloth in jacket. Light edge wear to jacket, some foxing to page edges.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.


The Jap Was Thrashed. An Official Story of the Australian Soldier - First Victor of the Invincible Jap. New Guinea 1942-43. The Australian army at War.

By Author Not Stated; Blamey, General Sir Thomas (foreword)

Canberra: Director General of Public Relations, 1944. 128pp, chronology, bw ills, maps. Or stapled card. Some minor toning to covers. The Australian victories against the Japanese at Milne Bay, the Owen-Stanleys, Buna-Gona and Sanananda. Apparent First. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.


We, the Tikopia. Kinship in Primitive Polynesia.

By Firth, Raymond; Malinowski, Bronislaw (preface)

Boston: Beacon Press, 1963. xxi, 494pp, index, appendix, bw ills, maps. Or card. Some fading to spine, light even toning to page edges, a couple of unobtrusive prev owner stamps.The religious, familial, political, economic and cultural features of Tikopean tribal organization as observed over a year of field work in the 1920s.. First Paperback. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.


Hawai'i Volcano Watch. Aa Pictorial History, 1779-1991.

By Wright, Thomas L.; Takahashi, Taeko Jane; Griggs, J.D.

Honolulu: University of Hawaii, 1992. ix, 182pp, index, bibliography, tables, appendix, map, num bw & col ills. Or card with integral flaps. Light edge wear and slight discoloration to covers, sticker remnant on front. Pictorial coverage of more than 200 years of volcano watching in Hawai'i.. First Paperback. Soft Cover. Very Good. 4to.


New Zealand.

By Reeves, William Pember.

London: Adam & Charles Black, 1908. ix, 241pp, folding map, index, 75 colour plates (with tissue guards). Attractive decorative cloth with tiki and Maori desings. Page edges evenly toned, occasional light foxing, prev owner bookplate on front free endpaper. A most attractive copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Wright, F. & W.. 8vo.


Fiji's Indian Migrants.

By Gillion, K.L.

Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1973. xix, 234pp, index, bibliography, appendices, maps. Or brown cloth in jacket. Stain at top front corner affecting jacket, cover and endpaper, short tear (approx 1cm) at top of front jacket panel.. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Near Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.


A Pacific Cruise: Musings and Opinions on Island Problems.

By Henley, Sir Thomas.

Sydney: John Sands Pty Ltd, 1930. 176pp, bw ills, col diagram. Or maroon cloth titled in gilt. Some light toning to pages, fading to spine. Presentation copy with dedicatee details cut from page, SIGNED by the author on presentation page. As well as Tonga, Fiji, Samoa and other islands of Polynesia the author muses on Siam and mistreatment of native races in Africa.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.


New Lives for Old. Cultural Transformations - Manus, 1928-1953.

By Mead, Margaret.

London: Victor Gollancz, 1956. xxi, 548pp, index, references, appendices, notes, bw ills, map. Or green cloth in jacket. Jacket price clipped, spine toned and with spotty foxing. Some foxing to endpapers and page edges. The Manus of Papua New Guinea from stone-age to air age in the space of 25 years.. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/New. 8vo.


Grammar and Dictionary of Neo-Melanesian.

By Mihalic, Rev. Francis.

Sydney: Westmead Printing, 1957. x, 313pp. Or card covers. Ex-college library with minimal stamps etc (inc cancel stamp). Title written on spine, even toning to page edges. Contents include orthography, grammar, dictionary and practical word groups.. Apparent First. Soft Cover. Near Very Good. 8vo.


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