As previously noted, the Hawaiian & Pacific Collections reading room is currently closed to the public, and we are providing services on a slightly more limited basis via Hamilton Library's Government Documents and Maps Collection reading room, in the Library's basement. Completion of the project has now been delayed by at least two weeks, meaning that we will be continuing with our current services and location through at least Friday, March 2, and most likely a few days beyond that date. We will post more information as it becomes available. In the meantime, click here for more information on our interim services.
The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by Lani Wendt Young, niece of Samoan poet, novelist, essayist and artist Albert Wendt:
My Uncle Albert Wendt has just announced a thank-you gift for readers worldwide to celebrate his recent award. He has made his award-winning book 'Sons for the Return Home' available for FREE download from Amazon, for this week only. This is an excellent opportunity to discover or re-discover what is great about Pacific Literature.
You do not need an e-reader or Kindle to utilize this offer. Teachers may find this gift particularly useful. Most students/young people today are reading texts on their phones and can make use of this gift very quickly and easily. All they need is internet access. We hope you will take this opportunity to acquire a classic for your libraries and school resources.
How to download copies of SONS FOR THE RETURN HOME: 1. Download the free Kindle App from Amazon to your phone or computer. Use this link - http:…
THE HAWAIIAN & PACIFIC COLLECTIONS, THE UH-MANOA CENTER FOR PACIFIC ISLANDS STUDIES AND THE UH-MANOA CENTER FOR SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES PRESENT: Girmitya Records at the National Archives of Fiji As part of the Hawaiian & Pacific Collections Occasional Lecture Series, Mr. Opeta Alefaio, Director of the National Archives of Fiji, will discuss histories of migration and diaspora that can be discovered through records held in his institution. These multi-strand histories in turn tell a larger, ongoing story about the evolving Pacific.
When: Friday, October 20, 2017. 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Where: UH-Manoa Hamilton Library Room 301
About the presenter: A Pacific islander of Tuvaluan (Nukufetau & Vaitupu) and Fijian (Rewa & Cakaudrove) descent, Opeta Alefaio read History, Politics, and Journalism at the University of the South Pacific, before spending two years at Monash University in Melbourne, from which he holds a Masters Degree in Business Information Systems. While at Monash, he was …