Polynesian researches, Volumen3


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It is fantastic to see a book published in 1831 *on-line*, in regard to French Polynesia, an often difficult area of research for the amateur.
Whilst it is simple enough to find various listings to
early/earlier works about this area, it is good to see something readily available.
I am glad the NLA - National Library of Australia have some original works of John Davies (1772-1855) listed in detail on their Website....but not online. Then again, I am certain it is only lack of Government funding that leads to such trivial but annoying issues - hardly the fault of the institution itself.
Joseph Lynch
Sydney, Australia
10 May 2012

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