A Voyage Through the Pacific: Triple Book Launch

Cover pages of the books to be launched

Event details

Book Launch

Date & time

Tuesday 25 July 2023


HC Coombs Tea Room, HC Coombs Building (9), Fellows Road, ANU


Various Speakers



We cordially invite you to an evening celebrating the highly anticipated launches of three extraordinary publications.

  1. Islands of Hope: Indigenous Resource Management in a Changing Pacific
    Edited by: Paul D’Arcy, Daya Dakasi Da-Wei Kuan)
    Publisher: ANU Press

Our first book to be launched shines a spotlight on Islands of Hope, a distinguished collection of essays that illuminates the indomitable resilience and strength exhibited by Pacific Island communities in the face of numerous challenges. Featuring the work esteemed contributors from across the region, including many DPA staff and students, this volume offers a poignant glimpse into the lives and cultures of Pacific island nations. Join us as we acknowledge the authors’ work and celebrate their contributions to this publication.

  1. Federated States of Micronesia’s Engagement with the Outside World
    Authored by: by Gonzaga Puas
    Publisher: ANU Press

Federated States of Micronesia’s Engagement with the Outside World delves into the intricate history and relationships that have shaped the nation’s engagement on a global stage. This book provides profound insights into the multifaceted interactions that have moulded the Federated States of Micronesia’s position in the world. Notably, this esteemed work stands as one of the very few books about Micronesia authored by a Micronesian, offering a unique perspective rooted in indigenous wisdom.

  1. The Cambridge History of the Pacific Ocean Vol 1&2
    General Editor: Paul D’Arcy
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Cambridge History of the Pacific Ocean comprises a comprehensive chronicle of the Pacific’s illustrious past, present, and future. This magnum opus stands as a testament to the tireless efforts of its authors, who have meticulously crafted a comprehensive account of the region’s history. The essays by various distinguished authors emphasise the impact of the deep history of interactions on and across the Pacific to the present day how the postcolonial period shaped the modern Pacific and its historians.

Please join us as we celebrate the launch of these three exceptional publications that traverse the history and future of the Pacific. This celebration will take place in the Coombs Tea Room HC Coombs Building, Australian National University on Tuesday 25 July from 5-7pm.

Light refreshments will be served.

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