Cultural atlas of Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific

Nile, Richard, and Clerk, Christian (1996) Cultural atlas of Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. RD Press, Surry Hills, NSW, Australia.

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[book jacket:] The region covered by this Cultural Atlas is a vast and geographically diverse one. Its landscapes range from the arid, eroded expanses of Australia - once part of the ancient continent of Gondwanaland - to the rugged, forested mountains of New Guinea, the ice-carved fjords and volcanoes of New Zealand and the scattered coral atolls and volcanic peaks of the South Pacific islands. Taking migration as one of its themes, the Atlas traces the great movements of people into this region from earliest times. This Atlas describes the complex societies and cultures that evolved in the Pacific in response to its diverse island environments, exploring the differences and similarities between its three major cultural areas, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. This Atlas examines the founding myths that shaped Australia and New Zealand's emergent national identities and looks at the great changes that have taken place since 1945, with former colonial ties and values giving way to an official doctrine of multiculturalism, and to resurgent forms of indigenous culture. The final chapter surveys the world of the South Pacific since decolonization as its newly independent nations seek to ensure a secure economic future for all its peoples.

Item ID: 54311
Item Type: Book (Reference)
ISBN: 0 86438 904 3
Keywords: cultural atlas, landscapes, migration, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Pacific cultures,
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This text has been published in 5 editions. It has been published in North and South American, European, Asian and Australasian editions. Translations: French; German; Spanish; Japanese.

Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2020 05:07
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History @ 35%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210309 Maori History @ 30%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210313 Pacific History (excl New Zealand and Maori) @ 35%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 50%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950505 Understanding New Zealands Past @ 50%
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