Category Archives: Publications

Pacific-related publications (including multimedia material)

UQ ePress Pacific Studies series, Australians in Papua New Guinea 1960-1975.

Edited by Ceridwen Spark (ANU), Seumas Spark (Monash) and Christina Twomey (Monash), Australians in Papua New Guinea, provides a history of the late Australian years in Papua New Guinea through the eyes of thirteen Australian and four Papua New Guineans.  … Continue reading

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Good and bad aid: The rise and fall of two South Pacific universities

by Dr Scott MacWilliam  Since the early 1990s at least, it has been commonplace to assess the consequences of international multilateral and bilateral aid in such terms as meeting `good’ governance criteria, providing for accountability, transparency and openness (Larmour 1998, pp. … Continue reading

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Interactive map to find The Pacific at The ANU

Use this interactive map to find Pacific content in archived Outrigger pages, at ANU’s College of Asia and The Pacific or among ANU’s Digital Collections. Find ANU Researchers working in the islands or Open Access journal articles. Zoom in to see Pacific … Continue reading

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Review – Islands at risk? Environments, economies and contemporary change

Islands are back in vogue. It’s not that they ever disappeared but climate change in particular has brought islands to the fore of a global… Continue reading

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Book launch – Engendering objects: Dynamics of barkcloth and gender among the Maisin of Papua New Guinea

To be launched by Drusilla Modjeska, acclaimed author of The Mountain. Venue: Atrium, Hedley Bull Centre (130), corner of Garran Road and Liversidge Street, ANU. Date: Tuesday, 5 November, 2013 – 16:00 to 17:30 [for further details…]

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Refocusing the Australia-PNG Relationship

In his recent article in The Australian Defence Force Journal (Issue No.190, pp. 104-111), SSGM PhD Candidate, Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Blair, discusses ways to refocus and strengthen Australia and Papua New Guinea’s bilateral relationship.

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New from SSGM

The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM) has recently posted the following briefing notes and discussion papers to their new website: In-Brief 2013/1: Witchcraft and Sorcery-Related Killings in Melanesia: Legal Issues In-Brief 2013/2: Politicians and Political Leaders in … Continue reading

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Beloved Land: stories, struggles and secrets from Timor-Leste

by Gordon Peake, Visiting Fellow with the ANU’s State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Project (SSGM). This book is available through Scribe Publications. “At the stroke of midnight on 20 May 2002, the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste became the first new … Continue reading

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Launch of Solomon Islands Historical Encyclopaedia, 1893-1978

Charles Morris Woodford, First Resident Commissioner of the Solomon Islands Protectorate, c.1885. The Solomon Islands Historical Encyclopaedia, 1893-1978 was  launched on 25 July 2013. Professor Clive Moore from the University of Queensland (UQ) has been working on the Solomon Islands … Continue reading

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China in the Pacific (recent journal articles)

Several journals have recently featured articles on China’s emerging role in the Pacific Islands, including the special issue of Pacific Affairs (Volume 86 No.2, June 2013) on ‘Global Perspectives on Chinese Investment’ (edited by Paul D’Arcy and Graeme Smith): Asian Investment in … Continue reading

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Justice Delivered Locally: Systems, Challenges and Innovations in Solomon Islands

J4P (Justice for the Poor) Research Report, July 2013. by Matthew Allen, Sinclair Dinnen, Daniel Evans and Rebecca Monson. This major report and its related research “…attempts to understand the nature of disputation and sources of grievance affecting rural communities, … Continue reading

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Competition between local and industrial fishers heats up

Increased competition for tuna is causing tension between local fishers and industrial vessels in some Pacific Islands, and the Heads of Pacific Island Fisheries Departments have tasked the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) to examine the issue.
The problem occurs when industrial vessels compete with small-scale local fisheries (‘artisanal fisheries’) for the same fish, in the same area and during the same season. It is worse in areas where the industrial catch is large.

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Pacific Economic Monitor (July 2013)

This edition of the Pacific Economic Monitor updates 2013 and 2014 GDP growth and inflation projections for ADB’s Pacific developing member countries. The theme of the policy briefs included in this issue is regional cooperation and integration. Continue reading

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Don’t Ever Whisper (Biography of Darlene Keju)

by Giff Johnson, published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 17, 2013) via Amazon.com. You may also read more about the book at its website http://www.donteverwhisper.com. This biography “tells the powerful story of a woman from a tiny Pacific island … Continue reading

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Development Policy Centre Annual Report 2012

The ANU’s Development Policy Centre has a mandate to “research and promote discussion of – aid effectiveness, the Pacific and PNG, and development policy”. Read more about their work in the Development Policy Centre’s 2012 Annual Report.  If you don’t have time … Continue reading

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