Pacific History presents to New Zealand students significant events and issues in Pacific history. Each context includes contested events that have impacted on the people in the Pacific and shaped their place in the modern world. These issues stimulate inquiry and enable students to achieve excellence. Pacific History contains engaging primary sources, a wide range of activities to engage all learners and historiography.
Author Nick Fitness travelled to these islands, met local historians, visited local museums, searched archives and historical sites, to obtain the sources and first-hand information - discovering rarely seen photos and primary documents.