Daws, Alan Gavan

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Daws, Alan Gavan

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  • Professor Gavan Daws BA DipEd (Melb), MA PhD (Hawaii)

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c. 1933 -


Alan Gavan Daws was Head of the Department of Pacific and South-east Asian History, Research School of Pacific Studies at the Australian National University from 1974 to 1989. He is the author of numerous books on Hawai’i and the Pacific Islands including Niihau: Shoal of Time (1963) and A dream of islands: voyages of self-discovery in the South Seas (Jacaranda Press, 1980).


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academic; author; historian

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Entered from deposit description on 14 May 2012




Jonathan K Osorio. “Living in Archives and Dreams: the Histories of Kuykendall and Daws” in Texts and contexts: reflections in Pacific Islands historiography, University of Hawaii Press, 2006, pp.191-201.

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