Series 306 - Gavan Daws Pacific research papers

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Gavan Daws Pacific research papers


  • 1961 - 1975 (Creation)

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0.4 m (2 type 1 boxes)

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(c. 1933 -)

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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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Research papers, notes and drafts on the Pacific Islands. Papers particularly relate to Daws’ book A Dream of Islands and his research into various Europeans involved in the Pacific.


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Prepared by Karina Taylor on 22 September 2008




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