Emeritus Professors of the University - Office of Research and Graduate Affairs
Box 309, Rarotonga, COOK ISLANDS.
Phone (682) 28.100
1989 to present: Professor of Pacific Studies (Emeritus), University of the South Pacific. Since 1989, in addition to continuing work for the University of the South Pacific on a fellowship basis until June 1995 and from time to time since then, I have undertaken assignments for the Asian Development Bank, University of Kagoshima (Research Center for the South Pacific), Commonwealth Secretariat, London; Commonwealth Foundation, London; Commonwealth Youth Programme, Honiara; East-West Center, Honolulu; Sri Venkateswara University (Centre for Southeast Asian & Pacific Studies), Tirupati; Prime Minister of Mauritius; Government of the Cook Islands; Smithsonian Institution, Washington; United Nations Secretariat, United Nations Development Programme, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Oregon, University of Otago; University of Papua New Guinea, University of Wollongong, L'Université du Havre, Manukau Institute of Technology, South Pacific Commission (renamed The Pacific Community), South Pacific Forum (renamed Pacific Islands Forum) & others.
August 1969/June 1988: founding Professor of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific. (1969/76 responsible for all staff, teaching & research in sociology/anthropology, history, land tenure; 1976/1985: founding Director, Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific. Interdisciplinary consulting, research, teaching, editing, publishing etc.)
June 1965/August 1969: Director, New Guinea Research Unit, Port Moresby. Responsible for planning, executing & publishing interdisciplinary research involving economists, anthropologists, geographers & other social scientists.
In 1968, 6 months sabbatical leave as Senior Specialist, East-West Center. Research, & an M.A. course for the departments of Agricultural Economics, Geography & Anthropology of University of Hawaii on "Land tenure & land reform in Asia & the Pacific".
March 1962/June 1965: Research Officer, New Guinea Research Unit, in charge of research on land tenure and productivity in Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands. Spent leave studying land reform in Philippines.
1964/65 Fulbright exchange professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California. Taught Pacific cultures, Comparative religion, & a graduate seminar in Land tenure & reform.
August 1961/March 1962: Research Assistant, Department of Pacific History, Australian National University. Microfilmed rare manuscripts in English & the vernacular in the Cook Islands, & did research in Honolulu.
July 1958 to July 1961: Ph.D. candidate, Australian National University. 15 months fieldwork comparing land policies in Cook Islands, Samoa & Tonga. Brief visits to Tokelau, Niue & Fiji.
1959: A 5 weeks survey of Aboriginal administration in Australia for University of California, Professor Leonard Broom.
Dec. 1950 to July 1958: Employed by Cook Islands Administration & New Zealand Department of Island Territories (Auckland 1950-51, Cook Islands Administration 1951-54, Wellington 1955-57, Resident Agent, Atiu, Cook Islands 1957-58. New Zealand Adviser on South Pacific Commission, Noumea 1956-7).
Extensive consultancy for over 40 years on land tenure, local government, social & cultural policy, higher education and security issues undertaken for most Pacific Islands governments & some beyond, Asian Development Bank, South Pacific Bureau for Economic Cooperation and South Pacific Forum (now Pacific Islands Forum), South Pacific Commission (now Pacific Community), Commonwealth Secretariat, Commonwealth Foundation, United Nations Secretariat (Department of Sustainable Development), United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Food & Agricultural Organization, UNESCO, private firms, religious institutions, film makers & aid agencies. Some consulting also in future studies.
Throughout the Pacific Islands, 1957 to present, on land policy, rural sociology, ethnohistory, regional organization, social, cultural & educational policy, politics & international relations.
Much time has been devoted to facilitating & coordinating research by Pacific Islanders. The work of about 1,700 Pacific Islanders had been brought to fruition & published.
PUBLICATIONS by Ron Crocombe
1. BOOKS & MONOGRAPHS
2008 The South Pacific, sole author, University of the South Pacific, Suva. 792pp. 7th revised edition, 13th printing. A wide-ranging survey.
2007 Asia in the Pacific Islands: Replacing the West, sole author, University of the South Pacific, Suva. 644 pp.
2003 Security in Small Polynesian States (Cook Islands, Niue, Tuvalu), Pacific Islands Forum, Suva.
2002 Cook Islands Culture (editor with Marjorie Crocombe), University of the South Pacific. 370 pp.
2001 Security in Melanesia (Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu), joint author, Pacific Islands Forum, Suva.
2000 Partnerships in Education (a review of Cook Islands education), joint author, Victoria University, Wellington. 2 volumes, Rarotonga.
2000 Enhancing Pacific Security, sole author, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Suva, 26 pp.
1999 Akatereanga Taokotai: Partnership in Management: A Report to the Ministry of Outer Islands Development & the United Nations Development Programme, joint author, Rarotonga.
1998 Reforming the Political System of the Cook Islands, joint author with Iaveta Short & John Herrmann, Government Printer, Rarotonga. 116 pp.
1998 Pacific Studies, editor & senior author, Commonwealth Youth Programme, Honiara, and University of Huddersfield. 68 pp.
1996 The Pacific Islands & the USA, sole author, East-West Center, Hawaii & University of the South Pacific, Suva. 418 pp.
1995 Customary Land Tenure & Sustainable Development in the South Pacific, ed. & joint author, South Pacific Commission, Noumea. 124 pp.
1995 Customary Land Tenure Systems in Papua New Guinea, joint author, AUSAID, Canberra.
1995 New Politics in the South Pacific, senior editor, University of the South Pacific, Suva. 354 pp.
1994 Land Issues in the Pacific, senior editor & author, University of Canterbury, Christchurch. 234 pp.
1994 Post-Secondary Education in the South Pacific jointly with Marjorie Tuainekore Crocombe, Commonwealth Secretariat, London. 170 pp.
1993 Independence, Dependence & Interdependence: The First Ten Years of Solomon Islands Independence, joint ed. & author, University of the South Pacific & Solomon Islands College of Higher Education. 168 pp.
1992 Pacific Neighbours: New Zealand & the other Pacific Islands, sole author, University of Canterbury & University of the South Pacific. 314 pp.
1992 Culture & Democracy in the South Pacific, joint ed. & author, University of the South Pacific, Suva. 290 pp.
1992 Te Rau Maire: Poems & Stories of the South Pacific, joint ed., University of Auckland & University of the South Pacific, Suva. 168 pp. Reprint 2001.
1990 Voluntary Service & Development in the Cook Islands, sole author, University of the South Pacific, Rarotonga, 84 pp.
1989 French Polynesia: Selected Readings, joint ed, University of the South Pacific, Suva, 305 pp.
1989 NGOs: The Voluntary Contribution to Pacific Development (sole author), typescript report to USAID (USA), AIDAB (Australia) and the Commonwealth Foundation (London), 324 pp.
1988 Micronesian Politics, joint ed. & author, University of the South Pacific, Suva. 194 pp.
1988 Pacific Universities, joint ed. & author, University of the South Pacific, Suva, 427 pp.
1987 Class & Culture in the South Pacific, joint ed. & author, University of Auckland. 264 pp. Reprints 1989, 1991.
1987 Land Tenure in the Atolls, ed. & joint author, University of the South Pacific, Suva. 246 pp. Reprints 1991, 1995, 1997.
1986 Land Rights of Pacific Women, ed. University of the South Pacific, Suva. 128 pp.
1984 Land Tenure & Rural Productivity, ed. & author. University of the South Pacific, Suva. 218 pp. Reprint 1989.
1983 Politics in Polynesia, ed. University of the South Pacific, Suva. 262 pp.
1983 Politics in Micronesia, ed. & author. University of the South Pacific, Suva. 168 pp.
1983 Foreign Forces in Pacific Politics, ed. & contributing author. University of the South Pacific, Suva. 325 pp. Reprint 1985.
1983 Religious Cooperation in the South Pacific, joint ed. & author. University of the South Pacific, Suva. 230 pp. Revised reprint 1989.
1982 Politics in Melanesia, ed. University of the South Pacific. 170 pp.
1982 Polynesian Missions in Melanesia, joint ed. & author. University of the South Pacific. 144 pp. Reprint 1994.
1981 Pacific Indians: Profiles from 20 Countries, ed. & author. University of the South Pacific, Suva. 240 pp.
1981 Land, People & Government: Public Lands Policy in the South Pacific, joint ed. & author, University of the South Pacific. 191 pp. Reprint 1983.
1981 Inter-country Institutional Arrangements for Economic & Technical Cooperation among Developing Asian & Pacific Nations, sole author, vol 3, Pacific Institutions. United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Asia & the Pacific, Bangkok, & University of the South Pacific, 206 pp.
1981 Pacific Tourism, ed. & author, University of the South Pacific. 170 pp. Reprint 1984.
1980 Land Tenure: Supplementary Readings, ed. with Howard Van Trease, University of the South Pacific Extension Services, Suva, 1980. 2 vols. 518 pp. Reprints 1983 & various times since.
1979 Cook Islands Politics, wrote 4 chapters, coordinated the project & edited the book by 18 Cook Islands authors. Polynesian Press, Auckland. 274 pp.
1979 Tenth Anniversary Review of the University of the South Pacific, co-author under Sir Hugh Springer, chairman, University of the South Pacific, Suva. 86 pp.
1978 Land Tenure in Niue, ed. & joint author, University of the South Pacific, Suva. 72 pp. Reprint 1980, 1995, 1996.
1977 Pacific Courts & Justice, joint ed. & author, University of the South Pacific, Suva & Commonwealth Magistrates Association, London. 159 pp. Reprints 1978, 1981, 1983, 1984.
1977 Education for Rural Development: the Tutu Experiment & its Relevance in the Pacific, joint author, University of the South Pacific, Suva. 86 pp. Revised reprint 1984, 118 pp.
1976 The Pacific Way - An Emerging Identity, Lotu Pasifika, Suva, 1977; reprints 1980, 1982 & several later. Serialized in 1978 in Islands. Special reprint 1978 for New Zealand Teaching Diploma course. German translation 1980 in Traume von der Sudsee, Frank Kurschner (ed.), Missionschilfe Verlag, Hamburg. Reprint 1982 by World Health Organisation, Geneva.
1975 The Pacific Way - Social Issues in Development, joint ed. & author with S.Tupouniua & C. Slatter, South Pacific Social Sciences Association, Suva. 254 pp. Reprints 1977, 1980, 1982. Parts reprinted in many places.
1975 Holy Torture in Fiji, co-authored with 4 others, Pacific Publications, Sydney. 64 pp. Reprint 1993 by University of the South Pacific, Suva.
1974 Land Tenure: Course Guide, edited. USP Extension Services, Suva, 324 pp. Reprints 1976, 1980, 1984, 1990.
1974 University Development, Report of the Committee of Enquiry set up by the Government of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, 182 pp. Joint author.
1973 The South Pacific, sole author. Reed, Wellington & Australian National University Press, Canberra. Parts reprinted by CORSO as a booklet titled Pacific Societies Today & Tomorrow. Serialised by Radio New Zealand internally & overseas, & by South Pacific Commission Radio for use by all Pacific radio stations. Revised reprint 1978. Parts reprinted in many places, including Marshall Islands Journal, 1979; Migration & Development in the Pacific, World Council of Churches, Geneva, 1981; Introduction to Pacific Societies, USP Extension Course. Translation serialized in Japanese in South Pacific Series, Tokyo, 1982. Revised 3rd ed. entitled The South Pacific, 1983, 239 pp.; revised 4th ed. 1987, 246 pp.; revised 5th ed. 1989, 280 pp.; reprint 1994.
1971 Land Tenure in the Pacific, Ed. & joint author. Oxford University Press. 419 pp. Reprint 1977. Revised ed. 1987. Reprints 1991, 1998. Translation in French 1980 & published by USP Extension for Land Tenure Course.
1968 Improving Land Tenure, sole author, South Pacific Commission, Noumea. In 3 editions: complete in English (122 pp) & French (La Reforme des Regimes Fonciers). English short ed. 1968, reprint 1971. Both English editions revised reprint 1975. Reprint 1977, 1980.
1968 The Works of Ta'unga, joint author with Marjorie Tuainekore Crocombe, Australian National University Press & University Press of Hawaii. 164 pp. Reprints 1985, 1992, 1994. French translation, 1980 published by Historical Society of New Caledonia as Le Temoignage de Ta'unga. Parts reprinted in USP Diploma in Education History Reader, Suva 1972.
1965 The M'Buke Cooperative Plantation, sole author, New Guinea Research Bulletin No. 7, Australian National University, Canberra. 68 pp. Reprints 1969 & subsequently.
1964 Communal Cash Cropping among the Orokaiva, sole author, New Guinea Research Bulletin No. 4, Australian National University, Canberra. 54 pp. Reprints 1969 & subsequently.
1963 Land, Work & Productivity at Inonda, joint author with G.R.Hogbin, New Guinea Research Bulletin No. 2, Australian National University, Canberra. 110 pp. Reprints 1969 & subsequently.
1963 Land Tenure in the Cook Islands, sole author, Oxford University Press. 180 pp. Reprinted 1971. Parts reprinted by USP Social Science Extension Course on several occasions. Available on line at NZ Electtronic Text Centre www.nzetc.org
1962 The Erap Mechanical Farming Project, jointly with G.R.Hogbin, New Guinea Research Bulletin No. 1. Australian National University, Canberra. 48pp. Reprints 1969 & subsequently.
1958 The Cook Islands, sole author, New Zealand Education Department, Wellington (Monograph for schools). 36 pp.
2. ARTICLES IN JOURNALS AND CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
Ready for publication:
2008 “Absentee Land Ownership in the Cook Islands: Economic & Social Implications” (with Makiuti Tongia & Tepoave Ra’itia), in a volume on land tenure issues in the Pacific, AUSAID, Canberra.
2008 “Tenure” and “Education” chapters in The Pacific Islands: Environment & Society, Moshe Rapaport (ed), UHP, Honolulu.
2007 “From the Pacific to the Asia-Pacific: The Shifting Focus of Regional Organizations”, 10th Pacific Islands Political Studies Association Conference, Vila, 7-8 December.
2007 “Chinese Migration to the Pacific Islands”, Taiheiyojo Shokokuken no Dokuji Bunka narabini Sogoteki Shigen Kaihatsu-riyo ni kansuru Chosa-Kenkyu (Cultures of Island States of the Pacific & Development & Utilization of Resources of the Region), Hiroshi Nakajima (ed), Shigen Kyokai, Tokyo.
2007 “The Fourth Wave: Chinese in the Pacific Islands in the 21st Century”, Symposium on Chinese in the Pacific, Electronic Journal of the Centre for the Southern Chinese Diaspora, ANU, Canberra.
2006 "The Aid Trade: Resource Flows, Trade-Offs, Sovereignty & Development", Pacific Connection, vol 9.
2006 "Elite Communication between the Pacific Islands & Asia", Asian Media Information & Communication Centre Conference Proceedings, Penang, 17-20 July. Published on CD and on Website: www.amic.org.sg, and in print in 2007 in South Pacific Islands Communication: Regional Perspectives, Local Issues, Evangelia Papoutsaki & Usah Sundar Harris (eds), AMIC Singapore $ Pacific Media Centre, Auckland.
2005 “Political Culture, Representation, & the Electoral System in the Cook Islands”, Proceedings of the Conference on Political Culture, Representation & Electoral Systems in the Pacific Islands, Pacific Institute of Advanced Studies – Development & Governance, University of the South Pacific, Vila, Vanuatu 1-12 July. Website: ..
2005 “Regionalism & the Reduction of Conflict”, Securing a Peaceful Pacific, John Henderson & Greg Watson (eds), pp. 153-160, Canterbury University Press, Christchurch.
2005 "Trends in Pacific Thought: The Last 50,000 Years & the Next 100", Polynesian Paradox: Essays in Honour of Futa Helu, Ian Campbell & Eve Coxon (eds), pp. 243-62, University of the South Pacific, Suva.
2004 "India & the Pacific Islands", India & Australasia: History, Culture & Society, N.N. Vohra (ed), India International Centre, Delhi.
2003 "Security for Small Polynesian States: The Cook Islands, Niue & Tuvalu" (with Siliga Kofe), Pacific Islands Forum, Suva, 33 pages.
2003 "New Zealand & the (Other?) Pacific Islands: Prospects, Potentials & Possibilities", Futures Times 3:3-5.
2003 "Law, Practice & Culture in Economic & Political Relations between the Pacific Islands & Europe", Terres & Territoires: Défis & Evolutions dans les Pays du Pacifique, Maryvonne Nedeljkovic (ed), L'Harmattan, Paris. Pp 9-31.
2003 "The Notion of Sovereignty & Money Havens in the South Pacific", in Terres & Territoires: Défis & Evolutions dans les Pays du Pacifique, Maryvonne Nedeljkovic (ed), L'Harmattan, Paris. Pp 87-107.
2003 "Responding to Threats to the Pacific Islands Region', Security in Oceania in the 21st Century, eds. Eric Shibuya & Jim Rolfe, Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu. Pp. 219-230. Also on http://www.apcss.org/publications/monographs/SecurityinOceania.pdf
2002 "Pacific Regional Security Report: Samoa" (with Asofou So'o), Pacific Islands Forum, Suva. 9 pages
2002 "Pacific Regional Security Report: Tonga", Pacific Islands Forum, Suva. 12 pages.
2002 "Customary Land: Some Lessons for the Future from Past & Present Experiences in the Pacific Region", Customary Land Issues in Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Institute of Valuers and Land Administrators, Lae www.ivla.pg. And in Melanesian Land Studies, vol.1, November.
2002 "Perceptions of Mission", South Pacific Journal of Mission Studies, No. 26, April, pp. 14-20.
2000 "Security Challenges in the New Millenium", The South Pacific: Zone of Peace or Sea of Troubles? Australian Defence Studies Centre, Canberra. Reprinted in Islands Business under the title "Australia, NZ Need to Understand Region Better" vol 26(9)38-9.
2000 "Enhancing Pacific Security", South Pacific Forum, Suva. Reprinted in Japanese in Pacific Way, Spring issue, Japan Institute for Pacific Studies, Tokyo.
2000 "Asia in the Pacific Islands: Expanding Interactions, Indeterminate Consequences", (keynote address to the European Society for Oceanists), Journal of the Pacific Society, 23(1):1-8.
2000 "Pan Pacific Person", "New Zealand & the Pacific Islands", "Latin America & the Pacific Islands" etc, being articles in The Pacific Islands: An Encyclopaedia, Australian National University, Canberra.
2000 "Twelve Thoughts on the Future" Islands Business 26(1):24-6.
2000 "Bases for Belonging in Polynesia", Anthropological Journal on European Cultures 8(1):31-60 special issue edited by Regina Roemhild & Ina-Maria Greverus, Johan Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt.
1999 "Austronesian Heritage in the 21st Century: A Basis for Relations between Taiwan & the Pacific Islands", Festival of Austronesian Cultures: Proceedings, Taitung.
1998. “Hugh Fraser Ayson”, Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, vol 4; or www.dnzb.govt.nz
1998 "The Past in the Future: Trends in the Diverse Histories of Pacific Islands Societies & their Relevance for Today & Tomorrow" (with Marjorie Tuainekore Crocombe), Pacific Studies, Commonwealth Youth Programme, Honiara & Huddersfield.
1998 "Prospects & Possibilities" (with Ueantabo Neemia-Mackenzie), Pacific Studies, Commonwealth Youth Programme, Honiara & Huddersfield.
1999 "Tenures", Pacific Islands Environment and Society, sole author (Moshe Rapaport, ed), Bess Press, Honolulu. pp.208-20. Revised & reprinted 2008.
1998 "Land Tenure in the Pacific Developing Countries", Improving Growth Prospects in the Pacific, Asian Development Bank, Manila. pp.37-68.
1998 "The Cook Islands 1996-97", The Contemporary Pacific 10(1):192-7.
1997 "Asia and the Pacific Islands" Occasional Papers no. 31, Research Center for the South Pacific, University of Kagoshima. Also translated in Japanese in the same series.
1997 "The Cook Islands 1995-96", The Contemporary Pacific 9(1):218-27.
1996 "Political Economy in Paradise" Merian, 12:74-6.
1996 "The LMS and Culture: Impacts on and from Pacific Cultures" South Pacific Journal of Mission Studies 17:4-11.
1996 "Geopolitical Change in the Pacific Islands", Global Geopolitical Change and the Asia-Pacific, Dennis Rumley et al (eds), Ashgate Publishing, Vermont pp 282-300.
1996 "We are all Futurists imbedded in the Past", Futures 28(6-7):546-9. Updated reprint in Futurists: Visions, Methods & Stories, Ross Cowie & Rick Slaughter (eds), DDM Publishers & the Future Studies Centre, Melbourne. Reprinted 2005 in Knowledge Base of Future Studies, Richard Slaughter & Sohail Inayatullah (eds), World Future Society & Foresight International, Brisbane.
1996 "Learning to Live with the Reality of Land Tenures in Melanesia in the 21st Century", Papua New Guinea Journal of Land Studies 2(1).
1996 "The Cook Islands 1994-95", The Contemporary Pacific 8(1):174-82.
1995 "The Cook Islands 1992-94", The Contemporary Pacific 7(1):138-44.
1995 Sustainable Development & International Economic Cooperation, jointly with Solita Monsod, Akilagpa Sawyerr et al, United Nations General Assembly 50th session 1/50/501. 33 pages.
1995 "Customary Land Tenure: Its Impact on Economic Development & Policy Alternatives", United Nations Secretariat Report on Opportunity & Participation, New York.
1994 "Overview", Traditional Marine Tenure & Sustainable Management of Marine Resources in Asia & the Pacific, Robin South et al (eds), International Ocean Institute, Suva pp.291-300.
1994 "Welche Zukunft fur die Pazifischen Inseln?" being the lead chapter of Jahrbook Mission, Missionschilfe Verlag, Hamburg pp.1-11. Reprinted 1994 in Deutsch Pazifische Gesellschaft Bulletin no. S-51 pp.8-17.
1994 "Environmental Education in the South Pacific", Environmental Education in Small Island States, Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver pp.35-63.
1994 "Pacific Science in the 21st Century" Science of Pacific Island Peoples, John Morrison et al (eds), University of the South Pacific, Suva. Reprint 2001. Reprint 1994 in Futures 25(8):894-901. 1995 reprint in Viewpoint 1(1):2-9.
1994 "Potentials for the World's Smallest Microcultures - Directions of the Expressive Arts in the Pacific Islands", Coherence & Chaos in our Uncommon Futures: Visions, Means, Action, World Future Studies Federation, Turku. Reprinted 1997 in Mana.
1994 "Trends & Issues in Pacific Land Tenures", Land Tenure in the Pacific, University of Canterbury, Christchurch.
1993 "Achievements & Problems of the First Ten Years", Independence, Dependence & Interdependence: The First Ten Years of Solomon Islands Independence, University of the South Pacific. pp 164-8.
1993 "Ethnicity, Identity & Power in Oceania", in Islands & Enclaves: Nationalism & Separatism in Island & Littoral Contexts, Gary Trompf (ed), Sterling Publishers, New Delhi. pp 195-223.
1993 "Scale, Sovereignty, Wealth & Enterprise: Comparisons in Education between the Cook Islands & Solomon Islands", Comparative Education, 29(3):307-319.
1993 "Sources for the Continuing Creation of Identities in the Pacific Islands : Blood, Boundaries, Behaviour & Belief", National Identity & Geography, David Hooson, editor, Blackwells, London. pp 311-30.
1993 "The Cook Islands July 1991-June 1992" The Contemporary Pacific 5(1):152-6.
1992 "Education & Training for Adults with Little of Either", Partners in Educational Leadership: Schools & Communities Prepare for the Future, University of the Northern Territory, Darwin, pp 26-43.
1992 "New Zealand & the Other Pacific Islands: Changing Social, Economic & Political Relations", Pacific History, Don Rubinstein (ed.), University of Guam Press, pp 293-312.
1992 "The Future of Democracy in Pacific Islands", & "Achievements & Directions" (the latter jointly) in Culture & Democracy in the South Pacific, University of the South Pacific, Suva, pp 9-27 & 239-61.
1992 "The Cook Islands:July 1990-June 1991" The Contemporary Pacific 4(1):193-6.
1992 "Improving Long-term Prospects: Some Issues for Small Island States", Mauritius 2020, Port Louis.
1991 "The Cook Islands", Encyclopaedia Brittanica, Chicago.
1991 "The Cook Islands:July 1989-June 90" The Contemporary Pacific, 3(1):192-5.
1991 "Naming & claiming in the South Pacific", Proceedings of the South Pacific Place Names Conference, The Geographical Society, Wellington, pp.1-27. Reprint 1991 Journal of the Pacific Society, 14(1):216-34. Revised & reprint 1993 in Proper Name Studies, eds Ernst Eichler et al, Walter de Gruyter Press, Berlin.
1991 "The Cook Islands" (with Marjorie Crocombe), Te Manu Rere, Wellington.
1991 "American Influences on Pacific Island Cultures", Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, Chicago.
1991 "The Pacific Islands in the 21st Century", Studies for the 21st Century, ed. Gerald O. Barney et al, Institute for 21st Century Studies, Washington, pp 429-47. Reprint by UNESCO, Paris. Extended version 1992 Journal of the Pacific Society, 15(2):120-54 & reprint 1993 as Special Bulletin No. 50 of Deutch Pazifische Gesselschaft 1993, 36 pages. Serialised reprint Tonga Chronicle June-Oct 1994. Tongan translation in Kalonikali Tonga June-October 1994. Japanese translation 1993-4 Overseas Fishery Cooperation Journal 48:38-59, & 50:33-60.
1990 "Latin America & the Pacific Islands" The Contemporary Pacific 3(1):115-44.
1990 "The Cook Islands:July 1988-June 89", The Contemporary Pacific, (2):163-6.
1990 "The Cook Islands & Niue, 1989", Journal of Pacific History, 25(3):35-8.
1990 "Land Reform in the Third World", being chapter 1 of Land is Life: Sharing of Land in the Third World, LWF Publication 27, Geneva, pp 4-14.
1990 "Cook Islands Society", Encyclopaedia of World Cultures, Human Relations Area Files, Yale University, New Haven.
1990 "International Relations in the Pacific Islands", The Pacific Basin: Economic & Political Viewpoints, Pacific Science Congress & Chilean Council on Foreign Relations, Santiago, pp 15-38.
1990 "South Pacific Regionalism", Public Administration & Management in Small States, Yash Ghai (ed), University of the South Pacific, Suva, pp 227-50.
1989 "Tomorrow's customary tenures in relation to conservation", Customary Tenures, Traditional Resource Management & Nature Conservation, SPREP, South Pacific Commission, Noumea.
1989 "Higher Education in the Pacific Islands: Spheres of Influence, Trends & Developments", with Malama Meleisea, International Journal of Educational Development, 9(3):163-73. Reprint 1990 O'o: Journal of Solomon Islands Studies 2(4).
1989 "Some problems facing Pacific Island countries", Pacific Perspective 14(1):1-7. Japanese translation in Island States of Oceania & the Industrialised Countries, edited by Kimitada Miwa, Keiryu-sha, Tokyo.
1988 "The Development of Higher Education in the South Pacific", "Islanders in Pacific Rim Universities", & "The Future of University Education in the South Pacific", being chapters in Pacific Universities, University of the South Pacific, Suva, pp 20-34, 253-70, 341-87.
1988 "Land Courts", in Pacific Courts & Legal Systems, University of the South Pacific, Suva, pp 112-26. Reprint 1995.
1988 "Constraints & Opportunities for Small Farmers in the South Pacific", Transfer of Technology to Small Farms, ASPAC Food & Fertilizer Center, Taipei.
1988 "The Tenure & Management of Land in the Pacific Islands", Proceedings of the Commonwealth Planners Association, Honiara.
1987 "Studying the Pacific: Past experiences & future potentials", Class & Culture in the South Pacific, University of the South Pacific & University of Auckland, pp 115-39. Reprint 1989, 1991.
1987 "Productive Potentials for the Pacific Islands", Journal of the Pacific Society, Tokyo, 10(1):21-40.
1987 "Ethics for the Pacific in the 21st Century",The Ethics of Development, University of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, pp 9-39.
1987 "The South Pacific & East Asia: Patterns of Interaction in Education, Research & Information", Internationalizing Higher Education, Kinokuniya Publishing Co, Tokyo.
1987 "Distance Education & Scientific Cooperation in the Pacific", Agricultural Science, 21(4):14-17.
1986 "Book Distribution in the Pacific Islands", Pacific Islands Communication Journal, 14(1):28-42. University of the South Pacific, Suva. Reprint 1993 in Readings in Pacific Literature, Paul Sharrad (ed), University of Wollongong.
1986 "Religious Regionalism: Achievements & Prospects", Catalyst, 16(4):285301. Condensed reprint in Report of the 5th Assembly, Pacific Conference of Churches, Apia, pp 191-7.
1986 "Intellectual Life at USP", Unispac, December, pp 1823.
1985 "Education, Enjoyment & Integrity in Tourism" Contours 1(8):10-14 Bangkok.
1984 "The Pan-Pacific Person", Pacific Perspective, 12(2):51-60.
1984 "Registration in the Pacific Islands: Experiences & Potentials", Land Tenure & Rural Development, University of the South Pacific, Suva, pp 26-46.
1984 "Pacific History: Perceptions from within", Pacific History Newsletter, No 12, Newcastle. Reprint 1985 in Tok Tok Bilong Haus Book, Papua New Guinea Library Association, Port Moresby.
1984 "Options in University education for the Pacific Islands", Pacific Perspective, 12(1):8-17.
1984 "Soft Sciences & Hard Realities in Land Management", Proceedings of the PNG Survey Conference, Port Moresby.
1983 "Nauru: the politics of phosphate", Politics in Micronesia, University of the South Pacific, Suva. Revised reprint 1988 in Micronesian Politics, University of the South Pacific, Suva.
1983 "Land Tenure & Agriculture Development in the Pacific Islands", being Extension Bulletin No. 187, Asian-Pacific Council Food & Fertilizer Technology Centre, Taiwan, pp 21. Reprint 1983 in Land Tenure & the Small Farmer in Asia, Taipei.
1983 "Wantok rules: the five Melanesias", Islands Business 9(7):51-5.
1983 "The Associations of Theological Schools", Religious Cooperation in the Pacific, University of the South Pacific, Suva. Revised reprint 1989.
1982 "Regional Cooperation", Foreign Forces in Pacific Politics, University of the South Pacific, Suva, pp 178-203. Reprint 1989.
1981 "CANA: A Caribbean Model for Pacific News Distribution", Pacific Perspective, 10(1):43-4.
1981 "Super powers in the Pacific", Pacific Islands Monthly, April, pp 11-14.
1981 "Options for the Pacific's largest ethnic group", Pacific Indians, University of the South Pacific, Suva, pp 183-216.
1981 "The Future of Islam in the Pacific", Al-Qalam, Suva.
1981 "Trends in Tenure & Training", pp. 74-85, Surveys for Resource Development in the Pacific Region. Fiji Institute of Surveyors, Suva.
1981 "Politics, power & rural people", The Road Out: Rural Development in Solomon Islands, University of the South Pacific, Suva.
1981 "Patterns of Dependence in the Pacific Islands", Pacific Concerns Research Centre, Honolulu, Resource Report No. 187, pp 31.
1981 "Dependence by Extension", Dimensions of Distance: Distance Education in a Pacific Setting, University of the South Pacific, Suva, pp 129-32.
1980 "Bases for Pacific Cooperation: the Islands & the Rim", La Communidad del Pacifico en Perspectiva, pp 320-30, Institute of International Relations, University of Chile, Santiago. Reprint in Directions, 5:53-61.
1980 "Some Pacific priorities" in Priorities in Medicine, D. K. Bonisch(ed), Massey University, Palmerston North.
1980 "Land tenure & land reform in the 1980s", pp 62-69, The Role of CASLE Professions in Rural Development in the South Pacific, Commonwealth Association of Surveying & Land Economy, London.
1980 "Conquest by creating dependency: is the American victory in Micronesia moving south?" South Pacific Business News, May pp 5-8.
1980 "Challenges of the 80s", Papauta: South Pacific Consultation on Theological Education, Lotu Pasifika, Suva, pp 83-9. Reprint 1981 in Report of the Fourth Assembly, Pacific Conference of Churches, Suva.
1980 "Cultural Policies in the Pacific Islands", Pacific Perspective 9(1):6473. Revised reprint 1994 in Culture, Custom, Tradition: Developing Cultural Policy in Melanesia, G. White & L. Lindstrom (eds), East-West Center, Honolulu.
1979 Customary Land Tenures in the Pacific Islands, monograph commissioned by United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization, Rome, pp 58.
1979 "Land tenure in Fiji", Land in Fiji, Fiji Association of Agricultural Scientists, Suva.
1979 "Aid & Integrity", Development News Digest, Australian Council for Overseas Aid. German translation 1980 in Traume von der Sudsee, Frank Kurschner (ed.) Missionschilfe Verlag, Hamburg. Translation in Pidgin 1980 in Catalyst, 9(2):75-87; Reprint as a brochure 1980 by Catholic Overseas Aid; Reprint 1980 by Pacific Reporter, Wellington, 3:1-4; Reprint 1985 by Der Uberblick, 21(3).
1979 "Wave of writings by South Pacific Islanders", Guam Recorder. Reprint by SPAN, Melbourne, July.
1978 "Traditional & colonial tenures", & "Current Problems & attempted solut-ions", chaps 3, 8 of Land Tenure in Niue, University of the South Pacific, Suva.
1978 "Obstacles to tenure improvement in the Pacific", Proceedings of the Comm-onwealth Association of Survey & Land Economy, London, pp 24-33. Reprint serial-ised in South Pacific Post Courier, July 1978, & in The History of Agriculture in Papua New Guinea, D. Denoon (ed.) University of Papua New Guinea, 1979.
1978 "Nepotism in the Cook Islands", Australian & New Zealand Journal of Sociology, 14(2):166-72.
1978 "Forces shaping the arena", "Nepotism", "Money & all that", & "The saga of tension", chapters 1,5,14 & 25 of Cook Islands Politics, Polynesian Press, Auckland.
1978 "Rural development in the Pacific Islands : Past disasters & future hopes", Pacific Perspective, 7:42-59.
1977 "Land Courts", Pacific Courts & Justice, University of the South Pacific. Reprints 1978, 1981, 1983, 1984.
1977 "Colonial Land policies", South Pacific Bulletin, 27(2):17-22. Reprint 1978 in Micronesian Reporter, 1(5).
1977 "Social, cultural & political problems in employment in the Pacific Islands", Proceedings of the Asian Regional Training & Development Organization, Suva. Revised reprint in Pacific Perspective, 6(2):35-46 under the title "Culture & Development". French translation 1983 Perspectives du Pacifique, Vila. Reprint 1984 Agricultural Information Development, 6(3), ESCAP, Bangkok.
1976 "The Pacific Way: an emerging identity", Pacific Perspective, 4(1):4-23.
1976 "Who gets what from inter-Pacific conferences", Pacific Perspective, 5(1):4-24.
1976 "Foreign & local research in the Pacific Islands", Proceedings of the 13th Pacific Science Congress, Vancouver.
1976 "Anthropology, anthropologists & Pacific islanders" in Oceania, 47(1):66-73. Reprint 1976 as Discussion Paper No. 11, Institute for Papua New Guinea Studies, Port Moresby.
1976 More effective aid, with Patelisio Finau et al, South Pacific Bureau for Economic Cooperation, for the South Pacific Forum, Suva (Report SPEC 76/11), pp 36. Several reprints.
1976 "Rural development in the Pacific", 37 page article in Report on the Regional Seminar in Rural Development, Commonwealth Secretariat, London. Reprints 1977 in Oceania II, Dirk Ballendorf (ed.), Greenwood Press, Cambridge USA; & 1978 in Pacific Perspective 7:42-59, & 1981 by World Health Organization.
1975 "France in the Pacific", New Guinea 9(4):55-63. Reprints 1975 in Readings in South Pacific Politics, P.H. Grocott (ed), University of Papua New Guinea; & 1976 in SPACIFIC, S.P.A.N., Wellington.
1975 "Customary tenures & incentives to produce", Subsistence Agriculture in the Pacific Islands, J.B. Hardaker (ed.), University of New England, Armidale pp 36-46. Several reprints by USP Extension course on Principles & Problems of Land Tenure.
1975 "Migrant labour in the Pacific Islands", Social Issues in Development, Suva, 1974. Reprints 1976 in International Educational Materials Exchange, ILO, Geneva (IEME publication 3077); & 1981 in Migration & Development in the Pacific, World Council of Churches.
1975 "Land tenure in Tonga", Land & Migration, Siosiua H. Fonua (ed), Tonga Council of Churches, Nuku'alofa.
1975 "Missionaries: Sacred & Secular", paper for Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania Conference, March.
1975 "Pre-contact traditional land tenure: the ideological base", South Pacific Quarterly 25(3):1319. Several reprints in USP Social Science Extension Supplementary Readings; & in USP Land Tenure Course Readings.
1975 Gilbertese Culture: A Report on the Recording, Conservation, Transmission & Continuing Development of Aspects of Gilbertese Culture, a report to the Ministry of Education, Training & Culture, pp 27. Reprint 1980.
1974 "Land tenure in a test tube: the case of Palmerston atoll", Land Tenure in Oceania, H.P. Lundsgaarde (ed.) University Press of Hawaii, Honolulu. Revised with William Marsters. Reprint 1987 in Land Tenure in the Atolls, University of the South Pacific, Suva. Reprints 1992, 1995. Reprinted 2007 in Stories of Palmerston compiled by Maureen Marama Hillyard, Rarotonga.
1974 "An approach to the analysis of land tenure systems", in Land Tenure in Oceania, above.
1974 "Localization & Foreignization", address to 4th South Pacific Seminar, on "What kind of University for the South Pacific", Suva, October. Published by Fiji Times, November.
1974 "Seeking a Pacific Way", The Pacific Way: Social Issues in Development in the South Pacific, South Pacific Social Sciences Association, Suva. Reprints 1977, 1980, 1982. Reprint 1974 Pacific Perspective, 2(2):1-6.
1974 "The Niue alternative", Problem of Choice: Alternatives in New Guinea Land Policy, Peter Sack (ed), Australian National University Press, Canberra.
1973 "Oral history in the 1970s", Source Materials related to Research in the Pacific Area, Australian National Commission for UNESCO, Canberra.
1973 "The future of religion in the Pacific", Outpost, 1(3):9-20.
1972 "The royal presence at church in Tonga", Journal de la Société des Océanistes, 28(35):169-72.
1972 "Trends in Pacific tenure systems", Fifth Lands & Surveys Conference Proceedings, W.A. McGrath & Mitchell Aaron (eds), 11:20-31, Lands Department, Saipan.
1972 "Peaceful change or ultimate violence in the New Hebrides", New Guinea, 7(2):30-5. Reprint from an earlier draft in New Hebridean Viewpoints, April.
1972 "Agrarian revolution: whose responsibility", New Guinea 7(2):63-4.
1972 "Preserving which tradition: the future of Pacific cultures", Pacific Perspective, 1(1):1-15 & 1(2):28-49. Serialized reprint 1972-3 in Micronitor.
1972 "Cult & culture: traditional & foreign models in religion in the Pacific", Catalyst 2(1):3-12.
1971 "Cooperative & other corporate forms of landholding in the Pacific islands", Two Blades of Grass: Agricultural Cooperation in Developing Societies, Peter Worsley (ed), Manchester University Press, pp 159-98.
1971 "Local land & foreign money", Journal of the Papua New Guinea Society, 4(2):59-64. Reprints 1974, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1990, 1993 in Land Tenure Course Guide.
1971 "What kind of social science?" Phoenix: the Journal of the Fiji Social Science Society, 1:5-11.
1971 "Economic & social change in Fiji: a review article", Journal of the Polynesian Society, 80(2)505-20.
1971 "Dating & mating by young elites," Journal of the Papua New Guinea Society, 5(1):15-17.
1971 "The pattern of change in Pacific land tenures", "The Cook, Niue & Tokelau Islands", & "Land Reform", Land Tenure in the Pacific, Oxford University Press, Melbourne. Reprint 1977. Revised reprint 1987, University of the South Pacific. Reprint 1991.
1971 lntroduction to Andrew McGregor's study of resettlement in the Admiralty lslands, New Guinea Research Bulletin, No 43, Australian National University, Canberra.
1971 "Land administration & economic development in Micronesia", Lands & Surveys Conference Proceedings, W.A. McGrath (ed), 1:192-200, Trust Territory, Saipan.
1970 "The theological students walkout 1954", Journal of the Polynesian Society, 79:6-51.
1970 "The politics of Melanesia," Pacific Viewpoint 10(2):145-9.
1970 "Land tenure" in Ward, R. Gerard (editor), Man in the Pacific lslands, Clarendon Press, Oxford. Reprint 1972. Reprint 1982 in Atiu through European eyes: A selection of historical documents 1777-1967, lnstitute of Pacific Studies, Suva. Reprint 1983. Reprints throughout 1970s & 1980s in Introduction to Pacific Societies, USP Extension Course.
1969 "After independence", Nilaidat 2(5):4-9.
1969 "The five year plan", New Guinea, 3(Dec):57-70.
1969 "Indigenous participation in economic growth", New Guinea, 4(Sept):4958.
The above 2 articles reprinted in full or in part in various places including Hancock, K., Hughes, B., & Wallace R. (eds) 1972, Applied Economics, McGraw Hill, Sydney; Hastings, P., 1969, New Guinea: Problems & Prospects, Cheshire, Melbourne, pp 8797; Jinks, B., Biskup, P., & Nelson, H., 1973, Readings in New Guinea History Angus & Robertson, Sydney, ch. 9; Wolfers, E.P.(ed) Racism: the Australian Experience, vol. 3, "Colonialism & after", as ch. 5. These articles were the subject of a conference at Sydney University & of a radio series.
1969 "Pacific research: the need for reciprocity", Australian National University News, 4(3):1-3 (with O.H.K. Spate).
1968 "Lands policy in the Dependencies", New Zealand's Record in the Pacific in the 20th Century, Angus Ross (ed.), Humanities Press, New York, pp 12-23.
1968 "Problems of inter-cultural communication & project evaluation in the FUNDWI program", A Design for Development in West Irian, United Nations, New York.
1968 "Observations on land tenure in Tarawa", Micronesica, 4:27-37.
1968 "No volunteers", New Guinea, 2(4):27-32.
1968 "History" in "Social Science Research in New Guinea", Current Anthropology 8(4).
1968 "A Canberra view of economic development in New Guinea", Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 11(2):208-10.
1968 "Conclusion", New Guineans in Business & Industry, New Guinea Research Bulletin, no 20, Canberra, pp 119-22.
1968 "Local Government in New Guinea", Journal of Pacific History, 3:131-4. Reprint 1969 in The future of local government in Papua New Guinea, Diana Conyers (ed), Institute for Applied Social & Economic Research, Port Moresby. Reprints several times by Australian School of Pacific Administration; & by Administrative College of PNG. Reprint 1978 in Yagl Ambu, University of PNG.
1968 "Bougainville: the politics of copper", New Guinea 3(Sept-Oct):39-47.
1967 "From ascendancy to dependency: the politics of Atiu", Journal of Pacific History, 2:97-111. Reprints 1982,1993 in Atiu through European eyes: a selection of historical documents 1777-1967, University of the South Pacific, Suva.
1967 "Orokaiva Cash Croppers", Papuan Entrepreneurs, New Guinea Research Bulletin, 16:3-22.
1966 "A modern Orokaiva feast", Orokaiva Papers, New Guinea Research Bulletin, 13:69-78.
1966 "Race relations", New Guinea, 1(June/July):68-71.
1966 "Land Reform & Productivity in six Pacific Islands groups", Proceedings of the 11th Pacific Science Congress, vol 9, Tokyo.
1964 "General Bibliography on Land Tenure", appendix to A Select Annotated Bibliography on Land Tenure in Papua New Guinea, Lands Department, Port Moresby.
1964 "Land Tenure in Papua New Guinea", Réalités du Pacifique 1(3).
1964 "Note au sujet des habitants des Îles Cook ayant travaillé à Makatea", Journal de la Société des Océanistes, 20(2):76-8.
1964 "The Star Massacre, 1841", Etudes Melanésiennes, Noumea, 18:20:51-5.
1962 "Development & Regression in New Zealand's Island Territories", Pacific Viewpoint, 3:17-32.
1961 "A Modern Polynesian Cargo Cult", Man: the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, no 28. Reprint in USP Diploma in Education Pacific History Reader, Suva, 1972.
1961 "Land Tenure in the Cook Islands", Atoll Research Bulletin, Washington, 85:54-60.
1961 "Early Polynesian Authors", Historical Studies, November with Marjorie Crocombe)
1959 "Naming in Atiu", Journal of the Polynesian Society, 68:180-7. Reprints 1982, 1993 in Atiu through European eyes: A Selection of Historical Documents, 1777-1967, Institute of Pacific Studies, Suva.
(a) Books & Monographs
Institute of Pacific Studies Monograph series. Edited solely or jointly, 165 books in this series from 1975 to 1992.
Edited a series of monographs & articles by local authors published by South Pacific Social Sciences Association in the 1970s.
Edited the late R.P. Gilson's The Cook Islands 1820-1950 for publication by Victoria University of Wellington, & University of the South Pacific, 1980. Reprints 1981, 1990.
Edited the late Dr. R.R. Nayacakalou's book, Fijian Leadership, published by Oxford University Press, 1975, reprints 1979, 1981, 1985.
Edited with A. Ravuvu, the late Dr. R.R. Nayacakalou's book Tradition & Change in the Fijian Village, published by Institute of Pacific Studies, Suva, 1978. Reprints 1984, 1986.
Edited Moana: A History of the Pacific Islands, Extension Pacific History Course book, USP.
Guest editor with Asesela Ravuvu, Australia & New Zealand Journal of Sociology, vol 14, June 1978, "Symposium on the South Pacific", special issue.
Guest editor, Development News Digest, Australian Council for Overseas Aid, June 1979.
Editorial Board, Pacific Islands Law Review, from 1983.
Editorial Board, The Pacific Review, Oxford University Press, from 1992-2000.
Editorial Board, Melanesian Journal of Land Studies, Papua New Guinea University of Technology, from 1995.
International Editorial Board, Islands Studies, 2004-08.
Editorial work on many other books.
(b) Journals & Series
Editor, 1965-1969 New Guinea Research Bulletin (edited 24 issues).
Joint editor, 1972-1988, Pacific Perspective (2 issues per year).
Joint editor 1985-1988, Pacific Islands Communications Journal (2 per year).
Foreign editor, The New Guinea Psychologist.
Editorial Board Member, Studies in Third World Societies.
Editorial Board Member, The Pacific Ecologist
Chairman of Judges for the Asia Pacific Region, & Judge of Commonwealth Award, Commonwealth Writers Award, 1987 & 1988
Evaluation of manuscripts & research proposals for various publishers & research institutions.
4. BOOK REVIEWS
5. PUBLIC LECTURES & CONFERENCES
6. PH.D & M.A. THESES
Supervision of PhD, MA & MPhil theses & BA research.
Examined PhD theses (&/or MAs) in History, Anthropology, Political Science, Art, Pacific Studies & Law for University of the South Pacific, Australian National University, University of Auckland, University of Melbourne, Victoria University of Wellington, University of Wollongong, University of New South Wales, & University of Adelaide.
Chairman, National Commission for UNESCO, Cook Islands 1993-1996.
Director of Institute of Pacific Studies USP 1975-85.
Head of Sociology/History for University of the South Pacific 1969-76.
Member of USP Council until 1988 & six other University bodies including Chairman of Publications Committee 1970-1983.
Executive member of South Pacific Social Sciences Association.
Former Director of Lotu Pasifika Productions.
Director, New Guinea Research Unit 1965-69
Resident Agent (magistrate & in charge of all government departments for Atiu Island) for Cook Islands government, 1957-58.
Special Merit Award, University of Auckland, 1955
Special Merit Award, Victoria University of Wellington, 1956
Fulbright Exchange Professor, University of California, 1964-5
Senior Scholar's Award, East West Center, Hawaii, 1968
Academy of Science Visiting Professor, Moscow/Leningrad 1975
Australian Vice-Chancellors' Award, 1983
Ministry of Culture, China, Visiting Professor 1985
Professor (Emeritus), University of the South Pacific, 1989
Masayoshi Ohira Pacific Basin Academic Research Award, Tokyo, 1988
Guest Scholar Award, Woodrow Wilson International Center, Washington, 1990.
9. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
South Pacific Social Sciences Association (Life Member; President 1972-74; Councillor with Executive Authority between meetings 1972-1990). No longer active.
Polynesian Society (Life member)
Société des Etudes Océaniennes (Life member)
Société des Océanistes (Life member)
Pacific Science Association (Life member)
South Pacific Creative Arts Society (Life member)
Pacific Islands Society of United Kingdom & Ireland (Life member)
Etudes Melanésiennes – no longer functional (Life member)
International Society for Land Policy Studies, Harvard (Life Member & former Representative for the Pacific Islands). No longer active.
Auckland Institute & Museum (Life member)
Commonwealth Association for the Education & Training of Adults (Life Member)
World Future Society (Life Member)
Pacific History Association (President, 1983-85)
European Society for Oceanists (member)
International Small Islands Studies Association (member)
The Pacific Society (Member)
Society for International Development (Member)
Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania (Member)
Pacific Studies Association (Member)
Commonwealth Planning Association (Member)
Pacific Islands Political Studies Association (Member)
Australian Anthropological Society (Member)
Pacific Arts Association (Member)
USP Arts Association (Patron 1981-1986)
The Papua New Guinea Society (Executive member & Editor, 1966-9). No longer active.
Volunteer Service Association of Papua New Guinea (President 1966-9). No longer active.
World Future Studies Federation (Member)
New Zealand Futures Trust (Member)
Institute for 21st Century Studies (Study Council Member). No longer active.
Michoutouchkine-Pilioko Arts Foundation (International Director)
Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration (Member)
Amnesty International (Member)
South Pacific People's Foundation (Member)
Pacific Institute of Resource Management (Member & Advisory Board)
German Pacific Society (Member)
South Pacific Association for Literature & Language Studies (Member)
Cook Islands Media Association (Patron). No longer active.
Cook Islands Anthropology Association (Patron). No longer active.
Cook Islands Library & Museum Society (Patron) 2007-8
Cook Islands Research Association (Vice-President) 2007-8
Australian Association for the Advancement of Pacific Studies (member)
Professor Donald Edgar Paterson (Don Paterson), BA LLB LLM VUM, LLM JSD Yale
Emeritus Professor of Law
School of Law
The University of the South Pacific
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Phone: (678) 23984 Ext: 127
Professor Paterson joined USP in January 1979, coming from New Zealand where he had taught law at the Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Otago, and then become legal counsel to the New Zealand Ombudsmen. He was appointed as Professor of Public Administration within the School of Social and Economic Development, teaching law and legal aspects of administration. Two years later he was also appointed as Head of the School, and about two years later again, appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor, whilst retaining his teaching and administrative responsibilities within the Department of Public Administration. In 1985, as his term as head of the Department of Public Administration, and also as Deputy Vice Chancellor, came to an end, he was appointed as Professor of Law and Director of the Pacific Law Unit, which was established in Vanuatu to lay the groundwork for a separate program in law. The program in law was at first established at sub-degree level and taught mainly by extension to cater for the needs of people throughout the USP region whose occupations required some knowledge of law, such as lands officers, customs officers, police officers etc, and Professor Paterson wrote many of the courses for this program. In the early 1990’s, the University was requested to provide a full degree program in law, so the Pacific Law Unit was dissolved, and replaced by a Department, later a School, of Law, and Professor Paterson continued teaching in that Department and School until his retirement in 1997, when he was recognised by the university by being awarded the appointment as emeritus professor. Since that date, Professor Paterson has continued to be actively involved in teaching, teaching a full load of course each year, and he is also actively involved in undertaking consultancies in law related topics in countries of the South Pacific.
Recent Papers and Presentations:
Professor John Lynch, BA Syd., PhD Hawaii
Phone: (678) 22748
Fax: (679) 22633
Professor Frank Brosnahan was a scholar in his own right;
He had published several scholarly works and was a very good teacher in Phonetics.
He had made positive contributions to the University during his term in a number of capacities as Professor of English from 1969 to 1982, Deputy Vice Chancellor 1973 - 1979 and vice Chancellor from 1982 - 1983.
This was an attempt by the University to honor its founders.
Professor Subramaniam Sotheeswaran retired from USP in April 2009 after a distinguished career at USP for 23 years as the professor of organic chemistry.
He came to USP in January 1986. He was Head of the Chemistry Department from 1994-2000. In 1987 the University of Hull in the UK conferred on him the degree of D.Sc. in Natural Products Chemistry.
Under Professor Sotheeswaran's guidance natural products research at USP flourished and he supervised the research work of several M.Sc students and also a Ph.D student.
Professor Sotheeswaran is currently attached to the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon in Sri Lanka as a Senior Visiting Professor of Chemistry and is also the current President (Elect) of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon during 2010/2011.
B.Sc (Honours), First Class, 1963, University of Ceylon.
Ph.D. (Hull), University of Hull, England, 1967. (Synthetic and Mechanistic Organic Chemistry).
D.Sc (Hull), University of Hull, England, 1987. (Chemistry of Some Organic Natural Products).
Awarded the Bhikaji Framji Khan Gold Medal for the best performance at the final B.Sc Special Chemistry degree examination, 1963, University of Ceylon.
Sri Lankan President's Award - A Gold Medal and a Cash Prize - For Team work in Harnessing Natural Products resources of Sri Lanka and developing a Centre of Academic Excellence in Natural Products Chemistry at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka during the ten year period 1975-1985. The award was made in November 1986.