Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific

Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific
Title Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific PDF eBook
Author Marjory Charlotte Jefcoate Thomas
Publisher
Pages 152
Release 1950
Genre Antipodes Islands (N.Z.)
ISBN

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A Linguistic History of the Forgotten Islands

A Linguistic History of the Forgotten Islands
Title A Linguistic History of the Forgotten Islands PDF eBook
Author John R. Bentley
Publisher Global Oriental
Pages 328
Release 2008-04-03
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 9004213260

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Sakishima comprises a group of islands situated between Okinawa and Taiwan, forming a culturally important bridge between Japan and Taiwan. Studies of the languages of the Ryukyuan islands are valuable for an accurate understanding of the linguistic history of Japan as a whole.




Forgotten Islands of Indonesia

Forgotten Islands of Indonesia
Title Forgotten Islands of Indonesia PDF eBook
Author Nico De Jonge
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Pages 164
Release 2012-10-09
Genre Art
ISBN 1462909469

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This beautiful book contains fascinating text and over 170 unique photographs of one of the most interesting but least well known cultures in the Indonesian Archipelago. The traditional art of Maluku Tenggara, the Southeast Moluccas, is among the most sophisticated and expressive in the world. Simple tools were used to create masterpieces in wood, stone, textiles and precious metals, while the plaited work and earthenware of these islands are also of the very highest quality. the colonial period plunged the region into hopeless isolation. During the harsh rule of the Dutch many traditional woks of art, especially ancestor statues, were destroyed. Later, collectors stripped the islands of their masterpieces and the culture of Maluka Tenggara was forgotten. Forgotten Islands of Indonesia presents a unique survey of the finest examples of Southeast Moluccan art. This volume contains many photographs and descriptions which have never before been published. Set against the cultural background and supplemented by rare photographs taken in the field, the material culture of Maluku Tenggara, which is regarded as one of the most fascinating areas of Indonesia, is presented here comprehensively for the first time.




Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific

Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific
Title Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific PDF eBook
Author Marjory Charlotte Jefcoate Thomas
Publisher
Pages 150
Release 1950
Genre Antipodes Islands (N.Z.)
ISBN

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The Forgotten Islands

The Forgotten Islands
Title The Forgotten Islands PDF eBook
Author Michael Veitch
Publisher ReadHowYouWant
Pages 390
Release 2014-03-03
Genre Nature
ISBN 9781459676633

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Between mainland Australia and Tasmania lie the islands of Bass Strait - cold, dark, pounded by atrocious weather and hardly ever visited. But they have long fascinated adventurer, bird watcher and media personality Michael Veitch. Captivated since childhood by the story of Deal Island's mysterious disappearing fisherman, Veitch set off on a personal odyssey among the islands, plagued by the difficulties of travel (including numerous forms of transport designed to make you ill), of isolation and of stinging nettles. He's rewarded, however, with wonderfully strange gems to ass to Australia's treasury of stories: from Matthew Flinders' early explorations in an absurdly small boat to an evangelical clergyman and his good ship Freak; from strange underwater creatures to places believed to have never before felt the impact of a human foot. The Forgotten Islands is full of tales of shipwrecks and sealers, brutality and extermination, folly and heroism, shining a light on this lost part of Australia and its extraordinary history.




Manga Reva

Manga Reva
Title Manga Reva PDF eBook
Author Robert Lee Eskridge
Publisher Mutual Publishing Company
Pages 286
Release 1988-02-01
Genre Travel
ISBN 9780935180350

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The Forgotten Islands

The Forgotten Islands
Title The Forgotten Islands PDF eBook
Author Michael Veitch
Publisher Penguin Group Australia
Pages 320
Release 2011-08-23
Genre Nature
ISBN 1742533957

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'The more I learned, the more I realised this was an Australia I hardly knew. This was stormy weather Australia, an Australia of shipwrecks and sealers; of brutality and extermination; of folly and heroism; of wild weather and explorers in flimsy boats; of thousand-foot cliffs and amazing birds and strange vegetation; of places well-trodden and others believed never to have felt the impact of a human foot. This was a truly gothic Australia, as real and as valid as the gold and the drovers and the deserts, yet known to almost no one.' Michael Veitch has long been fascinated by the islands of Bass Strait, between mainland Australia and Tasmania – a multitude of cold, dark isles, regularly pounded by atrocious weather and hardly visited, but rich in atypical Australian history. This is the story of his personal odyssey among them (plagued at times by appalling seasickness, airsickness and stinging nettles). The Forgotten Islands is an incredible, evocative read that shines a light on this little-known part of Australia and its extraordinary history.