The Journal of Pacific History

The Journal of Pacific History is a refereed international journal serving historians, prehistorians, anthropologists and others interested in the study of mankind in the Pacific Islands (including Hawaii and New Guinea), and is concerned generally with political, economic, religious and cultural factors affecting human presence there. It publishes articles, annotated previously unpublished manuscripts, notes on source material and comment on current affairs. It also welcomes articles on other geographical regions, such as Africa and Southeast Asia, or of a theoretical character, where these are concerned with problems of significance in the Pacific.

4 issues a year.

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Latest articles

Volume 0 (0)

Blown out of the Water: The 1933 New Caledonian water polo visit to Australia and demise of a racial stereotype
Sovereign Sugar: industry and environment in Hawaiʻi

Volume 49 (4)

Editorial Board
vol. 49 (4): 0-0
Kelp Highways, Siberian Girls in Maui, and Nuclear Walruses: The North Pacific in a Sea of Islands
vol. 49 (4): 373-395
The Chinese Pacifics: A Brief Historical Review
vol. 49 (4): 396-420
Australia's Economic Ambitions in French New Caledonia, 1945–1955
vol. 49 (4): 421-439
Tales of Two Fijis: early 1960s Japanese travel writing by Kanetaka Kaoru and Kita Morio
vol. 49 (4): 440-456
In Frank Bainimarama's Shadow: Fiji, Elections and the Future
vol. 49 (4): 457-468
Contested Self-determination: Indonesia and East Timor's Battle over Borders, International Law and Ethnic Identity
vol. 49 (4): 469-494
The Measure of Hank Nelson
vol. 49 (4): 495-500
Sacred Gods from Polynesia
vol. 49 (4): 501-507
Leviathans at the Gold Mine: creating Indigenous and corporate actors in Papua New Guinea
vol. 49 (4): 508-509
Conjurer la guerre: violence et pouvoir à Houaïlou (Nouvelle-Calédonie)
vol. 49 (4): 509-511
La fin des Indigènes en Nouvelle-Calédonie: le colonial à l’épreuve du politique, 1946–1976
vol. 49 (4): 511-512
The Kanak Awakening: the rise of nationalism in New Caledonia
vol. 49 (4): 512-513
Making Micronesia: a political biography of Tosiwo Nakayama
vol. 49 (4): 513-515
The Legacies of a Hawaiian Generation: from territorial subject to American citizen
vol. 49 (4): 515-516
Local Story: the Massie–Kahahawai case and the culture of history
vol. 49 (4): 516-518
Peace, Power & Politics: how New Zealand became nuclear free
vol. 49 (4): 518-519
Oceania and the Victorian Imagination: where all things are possible
vol. 49 (4): 519-521