The story is set in the early nineteenth century in and around the Pacific concerning Captain Lovat Mellon and his voyage from Manila to Fiji, where he hopes to take on a load of Sandalwood for China. On board is the son of the owner's business partner, Julian Boston. Julian is engaged to Edalene Kerr, the owner's daughter. Not wishing to be separated from Julian, Edalene masquerades as young Joseph Philips, one of the three young lads enlisted on this trip. In South Africa, Lovat takes on board Elizabeth Morey and her maid Eliza. Stopping off at Tonga Taboo most of the crew, including the Captain are murdered by the islanders; aided in this by the duplicity of a man called Doyle, a castaway in league with the chief. The surviving team of seven; daring to stay alive against all elements catapults their human frailty over and above mere mortals.
This story of a young adult, whose behavior is mostly considered erratic by a grandmother, attempts to draw linkages between the elderly and young. The current generational gap pertains mainly to issues of everyday living. More so, this narrative presents strongly the actuality that we need our past to build an even better future. Regardless, this unique story, more evocatively, discusses various camaraderie, no matter what form, and regardless of whatever dissimilarities that come into play. The ideology - where there’s hope, there’ll be a way, is upheld in this moving chronicle. Fortunately, and given a chance, there’s hope that much shared purpose is found, therefore enjoyed in every life, when in companionship. Almost 60 years’ events, mainly drawn from the author’s personal life-experience, and when with those in close association, legitimizes and forms a foundation for a myriad of moments purported in this writing.
This book gives an up-to-date account of Tonga‟s new political and constitutional regime, while offering insights into the thinking and decision-making that contributed to its development. The author, a constitutional lawyer with a long association with Tonga, reviews the main constitutional reforms of 2009-10, together with subsequent developments during three years of the term of the first elected government.
South Pacific Land Systems describes and analyses the land systems of eighteen islands countries in the South pacific. Each country is presented in a similar format and structure, following a standardized range of topics. This book provides an accurate and concise description of the main features of the land systems of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, a contemporary picture of the main issues relating to land in these countries, and encourages further research and analysis of these systems.
“This book is divided into broad categories of land, politics, history and culture showing the wide-ranging interests of the Crocombes and the writers they inspired. As to be expected, many chapters discuss the Cook Islands, where the Crocombes returned year after year and based themselves in ‘retirement’. Other chapters analyse and discuss the historical, linguistic, political and other kinds of links radiating throughout our region. This very Pacific book is an example of the cross cultural, interdisciplinary, all-encompassing way in which Ron and Marjorie worked.”
The book tells the story of my life as a young soldier who volunteered and enlisted in the 1st Battalion Fiji Infantry Regiment in 1951 to go to Malaya and protect the citizens of that country from falling into the claws of the insurgents from 1952 to 1956.p>
The book tells the story of my life as a young soldier who volunteered and enlisted in the 1st Battalion Fiji Infantry Regiment in 1951 to go to Malaya and protect the citizens of that country from falling into the claws of the insurgents from 1952 to 1956.
The Rethinking Pacific Education Initiative by Pacific Peoples for Pacific Peoples (RPEIPP) began as an idea during the inaugural symposium on Researching the Delivery of Aid to Pacific Education at the University of Auckland in December 2000. The first activity of the Initiative was a meeting of selected Pacific educators, which was held at USP and hosted by the Institute of Education in April 2001.
Don’t Spoil My Beautiful Face introduces readers to reportage of major Asia-Pacific socio-political and environmental issues over three decades by an independent journalist and media educator. It examines contemporary media concepts such as critical development journalism, conflict-sensitive journalism and deliberative journalism. And it argues for a more comprehensive, reflective and in-depth media response to the region’s challenges from Tahiti Nui and Polynesian nations in the east to Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, the Philippines, Timor-Leste and West Papua in the west.
An Illustrated Guide to Dragonflies of Viti Levu, Fiji provides a detailed analysis of these fascinating insects, as well as a wonderful introduction to the techniques of identifying them in their natural state.