New Flags Flying: understanding the Pacific

Into the Pacific

Ian Johnstone explains his objective for the series ‘New Flags Flying: Pacific Leaders Remember’. (41′32″) Download: Ogg Vorbis  MP3 | Embed

New Flags Flying – Fiji

We look at Fiji and the roller coaster role of its most dominant political leader before and after independence, Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara. From Sunday Morning on 29 Apr, 2012 (35′31″)Download: Ogg Vorbis  MP3 | Embed

New Flags Flying : Independence in Samoa and Nauru

We’re talking about colonisation and independence in Samoa and Nauru. (39′48″) Download: Ogg Vorbis  MP3 | Embed

New Flags Flying – Niue and Tonga

We look at the journey to post-colonial status in the South Pacific as the various island groups examine concepts of self-determination and nationhood. This week the Chief Executive of New Zealand’s Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs, Colin Tukuitonga, joins Ian Johnstone, Michael Powles and Chris Laidlaw to put Niue and Tonga’s voyages into perspective. (34′09″) Download: Ogg Vorbis  MP3 | Embed

New Flags Flying: Solomon Islands and Cook Islands

Today on New Flags Flying, we feature the Solomons and the Cooks, two rather different societies. (35′56″) Download: Ogg Vorbis  MP3 | Embed

NOTE that there are plenty more related podcasts available on Radio National.

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About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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