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Pacific Islands portraits

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Till the beginning of the nineteenth century the Pacific Islands had known Europeans mainly as transient visitors. Before it ended they had been drawn within the frontiers of the Western world. The changing way of life of the Pacific is shown through this series of portraits of men and women who lived in the islands between the early years of the nineteenth century and the outbreak of the First World War. Five of the portraits are studies of islanders: King George Tupou I, of Tonga; Cakobau and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 1970
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/114993

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