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 It publishes articles, annotated previously unpublished manuscripts, notes on source material and comment on current affairs.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.

ISSN (print): 
ISSN (online): 

Latest articles

Volume 49 (1)

Making Surfboards: Emergence of a Trans-Pacific Cultural Industry
vol. 49 (1): 1-25
Ta‘isi O.F. Nelson and Sir Maui Pomare Samoans and Māori Reunited
vol. 49 (1): 26-49
The Whangaroa Incident, 16 July 1824 A European–Māori Encounter and Its Many Incarnations
vol. 49 (1): 50-75
The Double Movement of Immovable Property Rights in Papua New Guinea
vol. 49 (1): 76-94
Manuscript XXVIII: An Early Ethnography of the Geelvink Bay People, West New Guinea
vol. 49 (1): 95-121
France in the South Pacific: power and politics
vol. 49 (1): 122-123
Persona Non Grata: breaking the bond: Fiji and New Zealand 2004–2007
vol. 49 (1): 123-124
Indentured Identities: resistance and accommodation in plantation-era Fiji
vol. 49 (1): 124-125
Creating a Nation with Cloth: women, wealth, and tradition in the Tongan diaspora
vol. 49 (1): 126-127
The Pacific Islands: environment and society
vol. 49 (1): 127-128

Volume 48 (4)

Editorial Board
vol. 48 (4): ebi-ebi
Archaeological Identification of Stone Fish-weirs Mentioned to Freycinet in 1819 on the Island of Guam
vol. 48 (4): 349-368
Trading Sentiments
vol. 48 (4): 369-385
The 1836 Lewis Collection and the Torres Strait Turtle-Shell Mask of Kulka
vol. 48 (4): 386-408
Averting ‘Irresponsible Nationalism’
vol. 48 (4): 409-428
Who Will be the Next Mālietoa? Will there be Another Mālietoa?
vol. 48 (4): 429-442
Samoa's Price for 25 Years of Political Stability
vol. 48 (4): 443-463
Americanised, Decolonised, Globalised and Federalised
vol. 48 (4): 464-483
From the Archives
vol. 48 (4): 484-493
Media Review
vol. 48 (4): 494-495