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Dumont d'Urvilles Oceania

Clark, Geoffrey


Dumont d'Urville's 1832 popular division of Oceania into the enduring 'provinces' of Melanesia, Polynesia and Micronesia created a geographic and intellectual framework for much recent and previous research in the social sciences. Despite criticism and alternative renderings, there is no evidence that Dumont d'Urville's tripartite division of the Pacific, now more than 170 years old, is in any danger of being replaced. It is necessary, therefore, to periodically re-examine the historical...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pacific History
DOI: 10.1080/0022334032000120503


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