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Land, Identity and Conflict on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

Allen, Matthew


This paper examines the recent history of settlement and conflict on Guadalcanal in Solomon Islands and the corollary emergence of competing 'settler' and 'landowner' identity narratives. Settlers from the island of Malaita were initially able to obtain rights to use customary land on north Guadalcanal but subsequently fell victim to a Guale project of exclusion. This project was informed by the breakdown of social relationships-both between landowners and settlers and within landowning groups...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Geographer
DOI: 10.1080/00049182.2012.682294


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