Just the nickel, please

China's new power in the Pacific

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  • Published 20180206
  • ISBN: 9781925603293
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

The plumes of our bird have a history that holds a mirror to this country and reflects onto it not our character, but the character of colonists and traders, the collectors, the naturalists, the bounty hunters – and it is their view of us, mirrored on to us, that is given as our own.
Drusilla Modjeska, The Mountain (Random House, 2012)


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Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith is a research fellow in the Department of Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University and host of The Little Red Podcast,...

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