A concise history of convict transportation from Great Britain to Australia. this is the first installment of a series 'The Convicts'.
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 Polynesians discovered more than a million oceanic islands, but among the most famous are Easter Island and Hawaii. Each island contained animals and plants that would have astounded the eyes of those early...
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...
It's not the photos in this album that grabbed my attention, but the illustrations that were done long ago of many Australian towns, buildings and monuments. How so many have changed!
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.
Now, we explore the weird and wonderful wildlife that inhabited the two largest islands discovered by the Polynesians- Madagascar and New Zealand.
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.
A look at Tapu or taboos in the cultures of Oceania. This analysis will look at Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia and how the cultures view Tapu.
The Hawaiian Islands are part of the Sandwich Islands archipelago, which spans from the Northwest region of the Pacific Ocean to the Big Island of Hawaii. The islands were formed over a hot spot in the mantle that...