Book George Hunn Nobbs  1799 1884

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  • Author : Raymond Nobbs
  • Publisher : Norfolk Island : Pitcairn Descendants Society
  • Release : 1984
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 176 pages

Download or read George Hunn Nobbs 1799 1884 PDF, written by Raymond Nobbs and published by Norfolk Island : Pitcairn Descendants Society. This book was released on 1984 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book An Uneasy Relationship

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  • Author : Maev O'Collins
  • Publisher : ANU E Press
  • Release : 2010-11-01
  • ISBN : 1921666994
  • Pages : 196 pages

Download or read An Uneasy Relationship PDF, written by Maev O'Collins and published by ANU E Press. This book was released on 2010-11-01 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The situation of Norfolk Island, as a territory of the Commonwealth of Australia, is one of the historical anomalies in governance, which has persisted since 1914. It reflects the direct historical linkages between the British Crown and those Norfolk Islanders who were descendants of Pitcairn Islanders of Mutiny on the Bounty fame. Yet, once Federation was in the wind, the British Government, against the expressed wishes of the Norfolk Island community, sought to divest itself of all responsibility for Norfolk Island. There is a curiously ‘Yes Minister’ quality about the negotiations which lead to the final take-over by Australia, and the appointment of the first Commonwealth Administrator of Norfolk Island. The direct involvement of Atlee Hunt, then Secretary of the Department of External Affairs, eventually ensured the appointment of Michael Vincent Murphy. In order to achieve this end, Hunt had to fend off other applicants who were busy ingratiating themselves with the Minister for External Affairs Patrick McMahon Glynn and the then Prime Minister Joseph Cook. This is essentially a study of the relationships between governors, politicians, public servants and community leaders during the years which followed the take-over of Norfolk Island, and of the struggle of one Norfolk Islander, Charles Chase Ray Nobbs, against Australian administrative authority.

Book Australia   the Pacific

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  • Author : Ian Hoskins
  • Publisher : NewSouth Publishing
  • Release : 2021-10-01
  • ISBN : 1742245315
  • Pages : 496 pages

Download or read Australia the Pacific PDF, written by Ian Hoskins and published by NewSouth Publishing. This book was released on 2021-10-01 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Australia’s deep past and its modern history are intrinsically linked to the Pacific. In Australia & the Pacific, Ian Hoskins — award-winning author of Sydney Harbour and Coast — expands his gaze to examine Australia’s relationship with the Pacific region; from our ties with Papua New Guinea and New Zealand to our complex connections with China, Japan and the United States. This revealing, sweeping narrative history begins with the shifting of the continents to the coming of the first Australians and, thousands of years later, the Europeans who dispossessed them. Hoskins explores colonists’ attempts to exploit the riches of the region while keeping ‘white Australia’ separate from neighbouring Asians, Melanesians and Polynesians. He examines how the advent of modern human rights and the creation of the United Nations after World War Two changed Australia and investigates our increasing regional engagement following the rise of China and the growing unpredictability of US foreign policy. Concluding with the offshore detention of asylum seekers and current debates over climate change, Hoskins questions Australia’s responsibilities towards our increasingly imperilled neighbours. ‘A captivating general history of Australia viewed in a Pacific context … Hoskins’s meticulously researched and well-crafted account of Australia’s place in the Pacific certainly deserves a wide readership.’ — Ross Fitzgerald ‘Ian Hoskins has written a major book. It is a fundamentally important subject, and is timely, original, fair-minded and accessible…a fascinating history that shows how Australia’s relationships with the Pacific have shaped and informed each of our worlds. He reveals the major underlying historiographical and political disputes with subtlety, clarity and power, while always displaying a remarkable fairness of judgement.’ — Iain McCalman ‘It is possibly no secret that I have been a passionate campaigner for Australia – and especially the Australian media – to pay more attention to the island nations to Australia’s North and East. Therefore, I am more than happy to see the publication of Ian Hoskins’s Australia & the Pacific. I spent the majority of my career as a journalist visiting and reporting on these island nations and I believe that today it is even more crucial for us to understand exactly what is going on in our region.’ — Sean Dorney

Book A Controversial Churchman

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  • Author : Allan K. Davidson
  • Publisher : Bridget Williams Books
  • Release : 2021-05-03
  • ISBN : 1927131626
  • Pages : 292 pages

Download or read A Controversial Churchman PDF, written by Allan K. Davidson and published by Bridget Williams Books. This book was released on 2021-05-03 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New Zealand’s first Anglican bishop, George Selwyn, was a towering figure in the young colony. Denounced as a ‘turbulent priest’ for speaking out against Crown practices that dispossessed Māori, he brought a vigorous approach to Episcopal leadership. His wife Sarah Selwyn supported all her husband’s activities, in a life characterised as one of ‘hardship and anxiety’. She expressed independently her sense of outrage over the Waitara dispute. Selwyn promoted participatory church government, founded the innovative Melanesian Mission, and developed a distinctive style of colonial church architecture. More controversially, he battled with the Church Missionary Society, and was caught up in the bitter maelstrom of settler and Māori politics. His personal links with colonial and ecclesiastical networks gave him access to the heart of empire. These essays offer new insights into Selwyn’s role in developing pan-Anglicanism, strengthening links between the Church of England and the Episcopal and Anglican Churches in North America, and his time as Bishop of Lichfield (1868–78). His place in Treaty history, as a political commentator and a valuable source of historical information, is recognised. George Selwyn left a large imprint on New Zealand church and society. This collection both honours and critiques a controversial bishop. Contributors include Ken Booth, Judith Bright, Terry M. Brown, Janet E. Crawford, Bruce Kaye, Warren E. Limbrick, Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, Grant Phillipson, John Stenhouse and Rowan Strong.

Book Pitkern Norf   k

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  • Author : Peter Mühlhäusler
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 2020-10-12
  • ISBN : 1501501410
  • Pages : 436 pages

Download or read Pitkern Norf k PDF, written by Peter Mühlhäusler and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2020-10-12 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book tells the story of the language of the Bounty mutineers and their Polynesian consorts that developed on remote Pitcairn Island in the late 18th century. Most of their descendants subsequently relocated to Norfolk Island. It is an in-depth study of the complex linguistic, ecological and sociohistorical forces that have been involved in the formation and subsequent development of this unique endangered language on both islands.

Book Le Pacifique Sud

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  • Author : Frédéric Angleviel
  • Publisher : Presses Univ de Bordeaux
  • Release : 1991
  • ISBN : 9782905081179
  • Pages : 294 pages

Download or read Le Pacifique Sud PDF, written by Frédéric Angleviel and published by Presses Univ de Bordeaux. This book was released on 1991 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Bounty Chords

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  • Author : Philip Hayward
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN : 9780861966783
  • Pages : 262 pages

Download or read Bounty Chords PDF, written by Philip Hayward and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Traces the role of song and dance in the societies of Pitcairn and Norfolk Islands.

Book Richard Ramsay Armstrong s Book of His Adventures

Download or read Richard Ramsay Armstrong s Book of His Adventures PDF, written by Richard Ramsay Armstrong and published by This book was released on 2008 with total page 469 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The life story of Richard Ramsay Armstrong, RN, 1833 - 1910. 3 years on the Coast of Africa for suppression of the slave trade. Then the Crimea, and 6 months with the Naval Brigade. He survived cholera but was wounded 5 times. Back at home the doctors thought he would die. Instead, he emigrated to NZ, to try farming. It didn't work out, so, he went to be a planter in Fiji. This failed, but he had to survive many hazards: a hurricane wiped him out. Then he was the official at Lord Howe Is. He became the thorn in the side of speculators who got his dismissal on trumped up charges. Back in Australia several schemes failed to make his fortune. He never mentions his family and though he fathered 6 children, he always seems to have been off on some project, giving the impression of a poor family man! This is confirmed by his wife's occasional diary which is included after his work. There are extensive footnotes and a substantial appendix examining some of Armstrong's stories in detail.

Book The Pretender of Pitcairn Island

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  • Author : Tillman W. Nechtman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2018-09-13
  • ISBN : 1108424686
  • Pages : 365 pages

Download or read The Pretender of Pitcairn Island PDF, written by Tillman W. Nechtman and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-09-13 with total page 365 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A study of one imposter and his influential vision for British control over the nineteenth-century Pacific Ocean.


Download or read DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY PDF, written by SIDNEY LEE and published by . This book was released on 1895 with total page 466 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Dictionary of National Biography

Download or read Dictionary of National Biography PDF, written by Leslie Stephen and published by . This book was released on 1895 with total page 472 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Restless Men

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  • Author : K. Downing
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2014-06-25
  • ISBN : 113734895X
  • Pages : 237 pages

Download or read Restless Men PDF, written by K. Downing and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-06-25 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Robinson Crusoe's call to adventure and do-it-yourself settlement resonated with British explorers. In tracing the links in a discursive chain through which a particular male subjectivity was forged, Karen Downing reveals how such men took their tensions with them to Australia, so that the colonies never were a solution to restless men's anxieties.

Book Victorians Undone

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  • Author : Kathryn Hughes
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2018-02
  • ISBN : 142142570X
  • Pages : 441 pages

Download or read Victorians Undone PDF, written by Kathryn Hughes and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2018-02 with total page 441 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In lively, accessible prose, Victorians Undone fills the space where the body ought to be, proposing new ways of thinking and writing about flesh in the nineteenth century.

Book Pitcairn Island as a Port of Call

Download or read Pitcairn Island as a Port of Call PDF, written by Herbert Ford and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 371 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pitcairn Island is arguably the most isolated inhabited spot on Earth. Yet despite tricky ocean currents, often lethal surf and sudden gales, the island’s standing as the home of the descendants of Fletcher Christian and his mutineer cohorts from H.M.S. Bounty has drawn thousands of ships to its shores. This maritime history of the island chronicles every ship that has called at Pitcairn from the time of the arrival of the mutineers in 1790 to December 2010. The ship’s log format lists the date of each call, the ship’s name and particulars, and brief reports of activities during the call, which often include matters of love, murder, survival, intrigue, shipwreck, romance, and much more. Since Pitcairn remains totally dependent on ships for its survival, this work offers the most thorough historical record of the island and its people.

Book Australian National Bibliography

Download or read Australian National Bibliography PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1984 with total page 1116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Paradise Past

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  • Author : Robert W. Kirk
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2012-10-24
  • ISBN : 0786469781
  • Pages : 297 pages

Download or read Paradise Past PDF, written by Robert W. Kirk and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2012-10-24 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the 400 years from Magellan's entrance into Pacific waters to 1920, the lives of the people of the South Pacific were utterly transformed. Exotic diseases from Europe and America, particularly the worldwide influenza pandemic, were deadly for islanders. Ardent missionaries changed the belief systems and lives of nearly all Polynesians, Aborigines, and those Papuans and Melanesians living in areas accessible to westerners. By 1920 every island and atoll in the South Seas had been claimed as a colony or protectorate of a power such as Britain, France or the United States. Factors aiding this imperial sweep included European outposts such as Sydney, advances in maritime technology, the work of missionaries, a desire to profit from the area's relatively sparse resources, and international rivalry that led to the scramble for colonies. The coming of westerners, as this book points out, was not entirely negative, as head-hunting, cannibalism, chronic warfare, human sacrifice, and other practices were diminished--but whole cultures were irreversibly changed or even eradicated.

Book Pitcairn Island  the Bounty Mutineers  and Their Descendants

Download or read Pitcairn Island the Bounty Mutineers and Their Descendants PDF, written by Robert W. Kirk and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2008 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The infamous Bounty mutiny of 1790 culminated in nine mutineers taking up residence on the small Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific. Rivalry over Polynesian women soon led to homicidal strife and, by 1808, when American sealing vessel Topaz stopped at the island, John Adams was the only mutineer alive. He, however, headed what was soon discovered to be a utopianlike Christian society.Beginning with a background look at the circumstances surrounding the mutiny, this volume contains a detailed history of the Pitcairn islanders from the original settlement through the opening years of the 21st century. The island's isolation is contrasted with the international attention garnered from its captivating history, making the society a one-of-a-kind historical conundrum. Unlike previous volumes, this history takes a look at the Pitcairn Island of the 20th and 21st centuries, examining such subjects as the effect of the World War II and the 2004 sexual abuse trial and conviction of six Pitcairners. Helpful maps and photographs enhance the reader's experience.