World History Archives

History of Oceania as a whole

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  History of Oceania

Political and general history

Easter Island's End
By Jared Diamond, in Discover Magazine, August 1995. Ecological catastrophe on Eastern Island.
Document Highlights Australia-NZ Tensions
By Patrick Brown, in the Militant, 15 September 1997. Conflicts over South Pacific policies, specifically re East Timor.
Asia Pacific Solidarity Conference
Sydney Australia, Glebe High School, Glebe, April 1998.
Fourth NGO Parallel Forum Communique: The Pacific Way
From The Guardian, (Australia) 2 September 1998. Directions necessary for progress in Oceania.

Economic history

   Documents for Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC)
Workers' Primer on APEC
From ALARM Update, issue nos. 4 & 5, July & August, 1996. An extended FAQ-style document.
Statement of the International Women's Conference on APEC
Asia-Pacific Women Reject APEC free trade policies. Manila, Philippines, 15-16 November, 1996.
Joint Press Conference
by the Pacific Islands Development Program/Center for Pacific Islands Studies, 29 July 1998. U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Bill Skate, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, as released by the Office of the Spokesman U.S. Department of State.

Social history

Prime Minister Rabuka of Fiji hosts the indigenous peoples of the Pacific, 1-6 September, 1996
Press Release September 11th, 1996. The Indigenous Peoples of Hawaii, Guam and American Samoa, CNMI (came unannounced) hold seminar on UN Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Organised crime threatens Asia-Pacific stability
By John Mair, Reuters, 31 October 1997. Growth of sophisticated transnational gangs in the drug business in Asia and Pacfic.

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