Tag Archives: New Zealand

‘Relocation in the Pacific’ – workshop report (12 Aug 2013)

Venue: UNSW Law Faculty Boardroom (12 August 2013). Participants: Jane McAdam, Jon Barnett, Bruce Burson (via Skype), John Campbell, John Connell, Beth Ferris, Daniel Fitzpatrick, Rebecca Monson, Kate Purcell, Sarah Williams, Elissa Waters, Fiona Chong. PRESENTATIONS Jane McAdam welcomed participants, explaining that … Continue reading

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Pacific Studies scholarships: University of Auckland

The Centre for Pacific Studies at the University of Auckland is a global leader in the study of the Pacific Islands. The Centre is an interdisciplinary unit which is home to a large group of scholars specializing in the study … 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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RAMSI: all good things must come to an end

As the saying goes, “all good things must come to an end”. RAMSI’s good intentions and blessings to the people of Solomon Islands will eventually… Continue reading

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Mid-year at the Melanesian Spearhead Group

This year, as predicted, is shaping up to be one of great significance for the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) and its constituent members. The silver jubilee celebrations have been continuing, and today (20 June) sees the annual leaders’ summit in Noumea, at which point the chairmanship will transfer from Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama of Fiji to Victor Tutugoro, the spokesperson for the Front de Libération et Socialiste (FLNKS) of New Caledonia. […] Continue reading

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Navigating Pacific Studies

Semester Two 2013 will see the introduction of an entirely online course into the Bachelor of Pacific Studies syllabus – a first for Pacific Studies at the ANU. PASI 1011 / 6001: Navigating Pacific Studies has been jointly developed by Dr Roannie … Continue reading

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Summary of main themes emerging from the conference on Sorcery & Witchcraft-Related Killings in Melanesia, 5-7 June 2013, ANU, Canberra

This three day multi-disciplinary conference focused on the negative social consequences of belief in sorcery and witchcraft in Melanesia (the conference booklet with program, abstracts and speakers is available here).  Approximately half the speakers were from PNG, Vanuatu and Solomon … Continue reading

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Job: Systems Administrator for PIF Secretariat

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat has an exciting opportunity for a Systems Administrator to join their Corporate Services team in Suva, Fiji on a full time basis.

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Vanuatu Community says farewell to Prof. Darrell Tryon

The Government and people of the Republic of Vanuatu were represented at the recent funeral of Professor Darrell Tryon. “Darrell was always a good friend to the people of Vanuatu, and was a great contributor to the building of our nation,” … Continue reading

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Vale: Karina May Taylor (1979 – 2013)

Photo: Karina in the ANU’s Pacific Research Archive with Ms Josepha Joseph-Kapa (Head of Archives and the New Guinea Collection at the Michael Somare Library, University of Papua New Guinea). Karina Taylor, the former Archivist at the Pacific Research Archives of … Continue reading

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Australia’s ban on the World Bank and the ADB lending to Fiji

If you go to the DFAT website to look at the sanctions Australia imposes on Fiji because of its military rule, you will conclude that they relate to military assistance and personal travel. You wouldn’t guess from that website, and you won’t find it from any other official one, that another sanction which Australia imposes on Fiji is that we, together with New Zealand, prevent the Asian Development Bank and […] Continue reading

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Tribute to the late Professor Darrell Tryon (1942-2013)

by Emeritus Professor Malcolm Ross, Pacific Linguistics, ANU. Emeritus Professor Darrell Tryon, longtime researcher into the languages of Vanuatu, the Solomons and the Loyalty Islands, died in Canberra on Wednesday 15th May at the age of 70. Darrell had been … Continue reading

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Darrell Tryon (1942-2013): A Personal Tribute

By Prof. Brij V Lal, Pacific and Asian History, ANU. By now you all will have heard of Darrell Tryon’s passing. A full account will appear in due course on his life and contribution, but for now I write simply … Continue reading

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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Pacific History (University of Auckland)

The Department of History invites applications for a permanent appointment in Pacific History, at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level.  The successful applicant will join a dynamic department with a commitment to thematic, transnational and/or comparative historical research and training. We … Continue reading

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Politics, development and security in Oceania

Edited by David Hegarty and Darrell Tryon. This publication, Volume 7 in the Studies in State and Society in the Pacific series, is now available in  PDF View Online ePub mobi or print copy formats from ANU Epress. “The chapters in this volume canvass political … Continue reading

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