Pacific Treasures

The Pacific Collection of The University of the South Pacificís Library is the Regionís premier repository of works on and about the Region.

Over 1000 of its 150,000 print items are considered rare.

In this 50th Anniversary Year of the University and the Pacific Collection, the Library is celebrating this prized collection and will be highlighting its treasures through the year.  

The oldest book in the Pacific Collection A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH - SEAS, In the Years 1740-1. containing, a faithful narrative of the loss of His Majesty's ship the Wager on a desolate island in the latitude 47 south, longitude 81:40 west was published in 1743.

In the world of book trading a similar title was recently auctioned and sold for US$2700.


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