Now, we explore the weird and wonderful wildlife that inhabited the two largest islands discovered by the Polynesians- Madagascar and New Zealand.
The 1856 Guano Islands Act encouraged Americans to search for and claim deserted islands containing large amounts of guano (bird poop) which is used to make fertilizer and gunpowder.
The Polynesians were an extraordinary people that explored the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, long before the birth of Captain Cook. They set out without any compasses or metal tools whatsoever. They were undoubtedly...
Many islands with different cultures thrive between Asia and North America and we may never visit all their peoples. However, the Tao People of the South Pacific are very interesting and friendly.
The Tasmanian Aborigines were wiped out by European settlers. However, their demise may have started eons ago when they lost the knowledge, skills and desire to fish. How did this happen?
The handling of Tasmanian Aboriginals has been some of the most cruel and unnecessary in the history of Colonization. They were declared extinct by the colonial government and those living today are unrecognized and...
Captain Cook and his men aboard Resolution and Discovery wore out their welcome on Hawaii, natives taking him for their god Orono. When he came back to repair a fore top-mast things began to unravel
This is the second part of the series and details the setting up of the new colony in Australia and the life of the convicts in this new land.
Imagine saying goodbye to all your family and the only home you've ever known, sailing on the untamed seas of the Atlantic around Cape Horn to the Pacific, and landing at an uncivilized nation on the most isolated land...
The first anti-colonial independence movement in Asia, the Philippine Revolution of 1896-1902 ended almost 350 years of Spanish rule.