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Island populations of the Pacific

McArthur, Norma


Throughout the nineteenth century there were many, including scholars, who believed that the peoples of Polynesia were doomed to extinction. The reasons suggested for the supposedly dramatic declines in population numbers were many and varied, but few authors questioned the reality of the declines or their universality. In this book a demographer reappraises the basic estimates and counts of some of these populations, setting them in the context of contemporary knowledge and events, in an...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 1967
Type: Book


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