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Author Crossan, William, author.

Title An Otago storeman in Solomon Islands : the diary of William Crossan, copra trader, 1885-86 / edited by Tim Bayliss-Smith, Reader in Pacific Geography, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, UK, and Judith A. Bennett, Professor of History, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand Aotearoa.

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : Australian National University E Press, [2012]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (ix, 95 pages) : black and white illustrations, black and white maps
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-95).
Summary An Otago Storeman in Solomon Islands reaches from inland South Island of New Zealand across to the Solomon Islands during the 1880s. William Crossan's Otago experience as a versatile storeman with a solid work ethic helped him survive on the Melanesian frontier where he encountered conflicting clans, cannibalism, cheating traders, and co-operative entrepreneurial big men. His diary provides many glimpses into Makiran society as it encountered new ideas, new employment, and western technology. It is a welcome addition to the sparse record of these cryptic copra traders seeking fortunes on the cusp of indigenous tradition and incoming colonialism.
Note Print version record.
Contents Introduction: islands traders and trading – William Crossan – Makira islanders and Europeans – Chiefs and traders – Crossan’s Hada Bay diary – Appendix 1. ‘My dearest aunt’ – Appendix 2. ‘All goods at the time of arrival …’
Subject Crossan, William.
Copra industry -- Solomon Islands -- History.
Merchants -- New Zealand -- Biography.
New Zealand -- History -- 19th century.
Solomon Islands -- History -- 19th century.
Coprah -- Industrie -- Salomon -- Histoire.
Commerçants -- Nouvelle-Zélande -- Biographies.
Nouvelle-Zélande -- Histoire -- 19e siècle.
Salomon -- Histoire -- 19e siècle.
HISTORY -- Australia & New Zealand.
Merchants. (OCoLC)fst01017057
Copra industry. (OCoLC)fst00878600
New Zealand. (OCoLC)fst01204542
Solomon Islands. (OCoLC)fst01204144
History & Archaeology.
Regions & Countries - Australia & Pacific Islands - Oceania.
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Added Author Bayliss-Smith, Tim, editor.
Bennett, Judith A., 1944- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Crossan, William. Otago storeman in Solomon Islands 9781922144201 (OCoLC)811083218
ISBN 9781922144218 (electronic bk.)
1922144215 (electronic bk.)
9781922144201 (pbk.)
1922144207 (pbk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000050039258
AU@ 000058146480
AU@ 000060581820
GBVCP 1008657689
GBVCP 865753776
NLGGC 370680588
AU@ 000069216602

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