Pacific history

Full list of library databases for History.

General histories


Reference resources

Bibliographies and indexes

Archives and manuscripts | Newspapers | Government documents | National bibliographiesStatistics

Archives and manuscripts

  • Western Pacific Archives
    The Western Pacific Archives (WPA) contains the records of the British colonial administration in the Western Pacific from 1877-1978.
  • TV and Radio
    Includes The Chapman Archive, New Zealand’s largest and most comprehensive collection of broadcast news and current affairs.
  • Pacific Manuscripts Bureau
    Copies of non-governmental archives and manuscripts are available in the Microtexts Room in the Special Collections section on the Ground Floor of the General Library.
  • Other research collections

Top of page


Cook Islands


Papua New Guinea


Solomon Islands


Top of page

Government documents

Official government documents include publications of the executive, legislative and judicial arms of government. Search the Catalogue for the name of the country, department or ministry as the author or subject.


A gazette is the official newspaper of a Government and reports a wide variety of detail about its day to day business including proclamations, Orders in Council, a summary of parliamentary proceedings, government notices, some official appointments, notices regarding public lands and, periodically, lists of members of some professional groups such as teachers and medical practitioners.

Statutes and regulations

  • PacLII
    Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute index and databases. Legislations, Statutes and Court cases and decisions are searchable by country and subject.

Top of page

National bibliographies

Top of page


    Pacific Regional Information System maintained by the South Pacific Secretariat, Noumea, New Caledonia provides country statistics from the Pacific Islands.


Yearbooks provide basic statistical data.

Statistics relating to the Pacific are located in the Statistics Collection on Level M, General Library.

Statistics are arranged by subject/keyword rather than standard call numbers.
S1 Non-governmental, followed by the organisation abbreviation (EU, FAO, ILO, IMF, OECD, UN, WB).
S2 National statistics, followed by the country abbreviation, followed by a code based on a subject keyword.

S2/ASM American Samoa S2/NRU Nauru
S2/COK Cook Islands S2/PCI Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, Micronesia
S2/FJI Fiji S2/PNG Papua New Guinea
S2/FPY French Polynesia S2/SLM Solomon Islands
S2/FSM Federated States of Micronesia S2/TON Tonga
S2/GUM Guam S2/TUV Tuvalu
S2/KIR Kiribati, Gilbert and Ellis Islands S2/VUT Vanuatu
S2/NCL New Caledonia S2/WLF Wallis and Futuna
S2/NIU Niue S2/WSM Samoa, Western Samoa

Top of page

Organisations, conferences and proceedings

History style


  • Referencing
    Access a range of tools and support material to assist your referencing work.


  • Quick©ite
    Use this interactive tool to view examples of references.
    Covers a range of styles used at the University of Auckland.

Last updated : 16 April 2021
Creative Commons License CC BY 4.0 Tautohu Matatiki 4.0 ā-Ao