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The Defining years: Pacific Islands, 1945-65

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Title: The Defining years: Pacific Islands, 1945-65
Author(s): Australian National University. Division of Pacific and Asian History. Workshop
Lal, Brij L
Date published: 2005
Publisher: Canberra, ACT : Division of Pacific and Asian History, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University.
Series/Report no.: This book brings together nine papers from a workshop held at The Australian National University in 2003 that fill a gap in Pacific historiography -- the period from the end of World War II to the advent of decolonization in the 1960s. While the post-war years might not have been as dramatic or colourful as some other periods in Pacific Islands history, they were important in laying the foundation for later developments in the region. These papers cover a wide range of topics, including the practical difficulties of kiap administration in Papua New Guinea, mental health in Fiji, New Zealand-Samoan relations in the 1940s, and the beginnings of elected government in Palau. They offer an alternate view of Pacific Island history in a time of silent but nonetheless significant developments.
Description: 
The Division of Pacific and Asian History at The Australian National University organised a workshop in December 2003, and this volume is a partial result of that occasion. The papers show that while the post-war years might not have been as dramatic or as colourful as some other periods in Pacific islands history, they were important in laying the foundation for later developments in the region.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/133559
ISBN: 909524270

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