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 It publishes articles, annotated previously unpublished manuscripts, notes on source material and comment on current affairs.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 51 (2)

Local Intermediaries? The Missionising and Governing of Colonial Subjects in South Dutch New Guinea, 1920–42
vol. 51 (2): 111-142
The Legacy of Planter Jean My: Analysis of Two Private Colonial Homes in Southern Melanesia
vol. 51 (2): 143-168
The Last of Australian Imperial Dreams for the Southwest Pacific: Paul Hasluck, the Department of Territories and a Greater Melanesia in 1960
vol. 51 (2): 169-185
Intergenerational Trust Funds in the Pacific
vol. 51 (2): 186-204
Whatever Happened to Otaheitan Jem?
vol. 51 (2): 205-214
Kanak: l'art est une parole = Kanak: art is speech
vol. 51 (2): 215-216
Encountering the Pacific in the Age of Enlightenment
vol. 51 (2): 217-218
Indigenous Intermediaries: new perspectives on exploration archives
vol. 51 (2): 218-220
Island Queens and Mission Wives: how gender and empire remade Hawai‘i's Pacific world
vol. 51 (2): 220-222
The Echo of Things: the lives of photographs in the Solomon Islands
vol. 51 (2): 222-223
One Man is an Island: the speech community William Marsters begat on Palmerston Island
vol. 51 (2): 223-225
New Zealand’s Empire
vol. 51 (2): 225-226
Beyond the Imperial Frontier: the contest for colonial New Zealand
vol. 51 (2): 226-228
The Guardians: the League of Nations and the crisis of empire
vol. 51 (2): 228-229

Volume 51 (1)

At the Edge of an Empire: Plague, State and Identity in New Caledonia, 1899–1900
vol. 51 (1): 1-20
Establishing the Bougainville Mining Workers' Union, 1969–1976
vol. 51 (1): 21-42
Hugh Laracy
vol. 51 (1): 43-47
Acknowledging Local Heroes: the Lapérouse Museum in Albi, France
vol. 51 (1): 48-51
Shifting Patterns: Pacific barkcloth clothing
vol. 51 (1): 52-54
World War I, Fiji and Ratu Sukuna: an exhibition
vol. 51 (1): 55-56