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 It publishes articles, annotated previously unpublished manuscripts, notes on source material and comment on current affairs.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

Intimate Relations: Kinship and the Economics of Shore Whaling in Southern New Zealand, 1820–1860
vol. 52 (2): 135-155
The ‘Sleepiness’ of George Sarawia: The Impact of Disease on the Melanesian Mission at Mota, c. 1870–1900
vol. 52 (2): 156-171
India’s Part in the Politics of Fiji’s Decolonization: From ‘Outworn Slogans’ to ‘Pragmatism and Realism’
vol. 52 (2): 172-193
The ‘Rebalancing’ of New Caledonia’s Economy
vol. 52 (2): 194-216
Manuscript XXXIIThe Final Fate of the La Pérouse Expedition?The 1818 Account of Shaik Jumaul, A Lascar Castaway in Torres Strait
vol. 52 (2): 217-235
The Reverend Dr Kambati Uriam, 1961–2017
vol. 52 (2): 236-240
Perspectives on Oceans Past: A Handbook of Marine Environmental History
vol. 52 (2): 241-242
At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands
vol. 52 (2): 243-244
Racial Science and Human Diversity in Colonial Indonesia
vol. 52 (2): 244-246
Histoire de l’Océanie de la fin du XVIII Siécle à nos jours
vol. 52 (2): 246-247
Curve of the Hook: An Archaeologist in Polynesia
vol. 52 (2): 247-249
Bayonets in Paradise: Martial Law in Hawai'i during World War II
vol. 52 (2): 249-250
The Battle over Peleliu: Islander, Japanese, and American Memories of War
vol. 52 (2): 250-252
Reconciliation, Representation and Indigeneity: ‘Biculturalism’ in Aotearoa New Zealand
vol. 52 (2): 252-254
Before Boas: The Genesis of Ethnography and Ethnology in the German Enlightenment
vol. 52 (2): 254-255
Pālemia: A Memoir
vol. 52 (2): 255-257
The Struggle for Māori Fishing Rights: Te Ika a Māori
vol. 52 (2): 257-258
Pushing Boundaries: New Zealand Protestants and Overseas Missions 1827–1939
vol. 52 (2): 259-260
Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange: a Financial History of Victorian Science
vol. 52 (2): 260-261
Brokers and Boundaries: Colonial Exploration in Indigenous Territory
vol. 52 (2): 262-263