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 It publishes articles, annotated previously unpublished manuscripts, notes on source material and comment on current affairs.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 52 (1)

Moruroa, le grand secret
vol. 52 (1): 114-115
Consuming Ocean Island: stories of people and phosphate from Banaba
vol. 52 (1): 116-117
Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: nā hulu aliʻi
vol. 52 (1): 117-118
Unearthing the Polynesian Past: explorations and adventures of an island archaeologist
vol. 52 (1): 119-120
Isles of Amnesia: the history, geography, and restoration of America’s forgotten Pacific Islands
vol. 52 (1): 120-121
Germany in the Pacific: Were the Germans before the Rise of National Socialism Racists? A Comment on the December 2007 Issue of The Journal of Pacific History
vol. 52 (1): 122-123
The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian labor and Indigenous encounters in Australia’s northern trading network
vol. 52 (1): 123-125
Kīkā Kila: how the Hawaiian steel guitar changed the sound of modern music
vol. 52 (1): 125-127
Hegel’s Owl: the life of Bernard Smith
vol. 52 (1): 127-129
Playing the Game: life and politics in Papua New Guinea
vol. 52 (1): 129-130
Becoming Landowners: entanglements of custom and modernity in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste
vol. 52 (1): 131-132

Volume 51 (4)

Editorial Board
vol. 51 (4): 0-0
‘Naturally Fearful’: Emotion, Race and French–Papuan Encounters, 1818–30
vol. 51 (4): 357-374
Searching for the Land of the Golden Cocoa-Nut: Australian Travel Writing about Commercial Enterprise in the Pacific Islands
vol. 51 (4): 375-391
Repatriating the Japanese from New Caledonia, 1941–46
vol. 51 (4): 392-408
From the Archives: Pacific Research Archives
vol. 51 (4): 409-446
Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi
vol. 51 (4): 447-450
Decolonisation and the Pacific
vol. 51 (4): 451-462
Media Review
vol. 51 (4): 463-465
Mothers' Darlings of the South Pacific: the children of Indigenous women and US servicemen, World War II
vol. 51 (4): 466-467