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Scarr, Deryck

Overview
Works: 51 works in 178 publications in 2 languages and 3,966 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Deryck Scarr
Degei's descendants : spirits, place and people in pre-cession Fiji by Aubrey L Parke( )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr Parke's monograph examines how Fijians, especially in western areas of Fiji, currently understand and explain the origins and development of the social and political divisions of late pre-colonial traditional Fijian society. It assesses the reasoning, consistency and, where possible, the historical accuracy of such understandings. The oral history research which forms the backbone of the study was conducted in either standard Fijian or one or other of the western Fijian dialects with which Dr Parke was familiar. The period on which the monograph concentrates is the two centuries or so immediately prior to the Deed of Cession on 10 October 1874. A number of the major chiefs of Fiji had offered to cede Fiji to Queen Victoria; and after the offer had been accepted, Fiji became a British Crown Colony on that day. The volume will be of interest to all archaeologists, anthropologists and historians with an interest in Fiji. It will also be of wider interest to Pacific Studies scholars and those of British colonial history as well as historians with a wider interest in indigenous traditional histories and their role in governance today"--Publisher's website
Fragments of empire : a history of the Western Pacific High Commission, 1877-1914 by Deryck Scarr( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiji : a short history by Deryck Scarr( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pacific Islands portraits by J. W Davidson( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The influence of explorers, missionaries, beachcombers, labour traders and colonial administrators upon the culture of the Pacific Islands' peoples
A cruize in a Queensland labour vessel to the South Seas by W. E Giles( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slaving and slavery in the Indian Ocean by Deryck Scarr( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius and Bourbon and their satellite colony of Seychelles, collectively known as the Mascareignes, were all plantation colonies, as well as significant naval bases from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. Scarr uses Mauritian, British and French archival sources to examine both the situation of slaves, as painted by court records in particular, and the psychology of both slave traders and slave owners
A history of the Pacific Islands : passages through tropical time by Deryck Scarr( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deryck Scarr examines the Pacific Islands' indigenous social, economic and political systems and then places in context the post-sixteenth-century European 'discovery' of the Pacific. Cultural, political, trading, social and personal exchanges in Island worlds are described and analysed, from 1767 to the year 2000. Throughout the book, the Island world and its people on land and on the sea are held firmly in the foreground."--The dust jacket
The history of the Pacific Islands : kingdoms of the reefs by Deryck Scarr( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a survey of human history in the Pacific islands, from the beginnings of recorded time until the present day. To tell the story of humankind across the great expanse of the Pacific is a daunting task. This book considers how indigenous societies came to be established and the tales that native people told of that history. It goes on to describe their attempts to incorporate and then come to terms with Western influence. This book is designed to be of interest to undergraduate students of history and anthropology
Seychelles since 1770 : history of a slave and post-slavery society by Deryck Scarr( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scarr disposes of many myths of Seychelles being, for instance, a peculiarly harmonious colonial society with all questions of social and political distinction based on colour being erased by miscegenation. He recounts the evolution of the society, originally an offshoot of Mauritius and Reunion, the immobile years of the earlier twentieth century, the post-war surge for social welfare, the granting of independence in 1976 under President J.R.M. Mancham, the changes precipitated by tourism, and the coup of 1977 which brought Albert Rene to power, with its aftermath."--Jacket
Fiji : politics of illusion, the military coups in Fiji by Deryck Scarr( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More Pacific Islands portraits by Deryck Scarr( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of 13 essays about people who lived in the Pacific Islands during the past 150 years
The majesty of colour, a life of Sir John Bates Thurston by Deryck Scarr( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I, the very bayonet by Deryck Scarr( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ratu Sukuna : soldier, statesman, man of two worlds by Deryck Scarr( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiji : the three-legged stool : selected writings of Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna by Lala Sukuna( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Degei's Descendants (Terra Australis 41) : Spirits, Place and People in Pre-Cession Fiji by Deryck Scarr( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr Parke?s monograph examines how Fijians, especially in western areas of Fiji, currently understand and explain the origins and development of the social and political divisions of late pre-colonial traditional Fijian society. It assesses the reasoning, consistency and, where possible, the historical accuracy of such understandings. The oral history research which forms the backbone of the study was conducted in either standard Fijian or one or other of the western Fijian dialects with which Dr Parke was familiar. The period on which the monograph concentrates is the two centuries or so immediately prior to the Deed of Cession on 10 October 1874. A number of the major chiefs of Fiji had offered to cede Fiji to Queen Victoria; and after the offer had been accepted, Fiji became a British Crown Colony on that day. The volume will be of interest to all archaeologists, anthropologists and historians with an interest in Fiji. It will also be of wider interest to Pacific Studies scholars and those of British colonial history as well as historians with a wider interest in indigenous traditional histories and their role in governance today
Echoes of Pacific war by Tongan History Conference( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viceroy of the Pacific : the majesty of colour, a life of Sir John Bates Thurston by Deryck Scarr( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Degei's Descendants (Terra Australis 41) : Spirits, Place and People in Pre-Cession Fiji by Deryck Scarr( )

1 edition published in 2014 in Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tuimacilai : a life of Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara by Deryck Scarr( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written from archival research and observation, TUIMACILAI is a biographical study of Ratu Sir Kamasese Mara, leading figure in the South Pacific whose background, character, role in the traditional as well as national life, political difficulties, achievements, and failures are obviously worthy of being put on record for their own sake quite apart from the fact that assessment of evidence has educative value."--Publisher description
 
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Slaving and slavery in the Indian Ocean
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A history of the Pacific Islands : passages through tropical timeSeychelles since 1770 : history of a slave and post-slavery societyTuimacilai : a life of Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara
Alternative Names
D.A.S 1939-

Scarr, Deryck A. 1939-

Scarr, Deryck Antony 1939-

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