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Tu galala : social change in the Pacific / edited by David Robie. - Wellington, N.Z. ; Annandale, N.S.W. : Bridget Williams Books/Pluto Press Australia, 1992. - 233 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm.

Maps on endpapers. Indexed: Index New Zealand, 0113-6526.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-224) and index.

Pacific overview: not so new world order / People's movements in the Pacific / Militarism in the Pacific and the case of Fiji / Chiefs and commoners: the indigenous dilemma / Environment: "Who gives a damn?"/ Bouganville and mining: "Breaking all five fingers" / Indonesian colonialism in the Pacific / Human rights: abductions and torture / Aotearoa: Tino Rangatiratanga / Belau: nuclea free isles under siege / Fiji: women, poverty and post coup pressure / Kanaky: the "peace" signed with our blood / Tahiti: in bondage to the bomb / Tonga: the day of reckoning / Western Samoa: reclaiming our cultural memory / Afterword: Looking for leadership / Robert T. Robertson with Akosita Tamanisau -- Rita Baua -- Owen Wilkes and Sitiveni Ratuva -- Jone Dakuvula -- Bunny McDiarmid -- Roger Moody -- Liem Soei Liong -- David Robie -- Pauline E. Tangiora -- Ed Rampell -- 'Atu Emberson-Bain -- Susana Ounei-Small -- Marie-Therese and Bengt Danielsson -- S. 'Akilisi Pohiva -- Tialetagi Poumau -- Richard Naidu. Part one: The region -- Part two: case studies --

The Pacific is in upheaval -- growing poverty, nuclear testing, independence struggles, militarisation and massive social dislocation are pressing, often intractable issues. In "Tu Galala" (meaning freedom), indigenous and palagi writers describe the impact of these influences on their people. Topics covered include the Bougainville crisis and the environmental impact of mining on indigenous communities in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea; hazardous waste dumping and the Johnson Atoll chemical weapons burn off controversy; human rights violations in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and East Timor; "development" in Kanaky/New Caledonia, and tino rangatiratanga in Aotearoa/New Zealand ..." -- Back cover.

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Culture conflict--Pacific Area.


Pacific Area--Social conditions.
Pacific Area--Military relations--Foreign countries.
Pacific Area--Colonial influence.
Pacific Area--Politics and government.
Pacific Area--History--Autonomy and independence movements.