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Cinderellas of the empire : towards a history of Kiribati and Tuvalu

Author: Barrie Macdonald
Publisher: Canberra : Australian National University Press, 1982.
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Genre/Form: History
History (form)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Macdonald, Barrie.
Cinderellas of the Empire.
Canberra, Australia ; Miami, Fla, USA : Australian National University Press, 1982
(OCoLC)647174294
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barrie Macdonald
ISBN: 0708116167 9780708116166
OCLC Number: 10395843
Notes: New Zealand author.
Kiribati & Tuvalu, to 1980 (ANB/PRECIS SIN 0494593).
Description: xx, 335 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The islands and their people --
Early contacts and the beginnings of trade --
New gods, new laws: the arrival of Christian missions --
The labour trade and imperial intervention --
Pax Britannica: the beginnings of colonial rule, 1892-1908 --
The origins of bitterness: the Banabans and the mining of phosphate, 1900-1942 --
Imperial policy and the phosphate industry --
Rigidity and reform: the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, 1909-1941 --
The second world war and beyond --
Policies for economic and social change --
Local government: policy and practice, 1948-1976 --
Modern lifestyles --
Towards self-government --
The parting of the ways --
Epilogue: from separation to independence.
Responsibility: Barrie Macdonald.

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