Pacific: Home

A selection of excellent Pacific resources to help you with your studies.

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Welcome

Talofa lava; Malo e lelei; Kia orana; Ni sa bula vinaka; Taloha ni; Fakaalofa lahiatu; Greetings!

The Pacific Subject Guide provides some resources and information to help with your assignments.

The focus of these resources covers the following countries:

  • Samoa
  • Tonga
  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • Tokelau
  • Niue

Find basic Pacific greetings from the Ministry of Pacific Affairs

If you have any questions at all please contact the library.


To Sua ocean trench in Lotofaga

To Sua (ocean trench) in Lotofaga, Samoa By Neil [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Browse the Pacific Collection

The following numbers cover the resources in this area and are located on level one in front of the Māori Collection. Look for the palm tree label on the spine of the book.

Subject Location Subject Heading
DU History and culture of Pacific nations including Fiji, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau & Tonga.
GR Mythology
N Art
PL Language resources including dictionaries

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Information and Research Skills

For help on how to find, evaluate and present information we recommend the Information skills subject guide This guide will ensure an easier pathway to academic success!  We also have a Research subject guide  for those of you taking your studies to the next level.