Pacific history

Key databases

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

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Cook Islands


Papua New Guinea


Solomon Islands


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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.

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National bibliographies

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    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.


Use the Catalogue to search for statistics relating to the Pacific within the library collection.

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Organisations, conferences and proceedings


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Last updated : 16 November 2022
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