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The Pacific Collection
of more than 8,000 volumes is based on the library acquired in 1972 from Professor Henry Evans (Harry) Maude, former British Colonial administrator, head of the Social Development Section of the South Pacific Commission and Professor of Pacific History at the Australian National University.
This expanding collection includes both books and journals on the history, culture, art, fiction and language of the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, with particular emphasis on the central Pacific. Additional strengths include mission history and Pacific anthropology/ethnology journals.