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    South Pacific Themes

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    “When all you care about is here, this is a good place to be.” ~ Rossano Brazzi (as Emile De Becque) in South Pacific It is interesting how human nature rarely fails to find an adversary. Even without fighting in a monumental war, we find a battle, and we only need to look inward to find it. Often times the battles fought within are amongst the greatest, most trying conflicts, as they are against the self. This battle is apparent in the musical South Pacific, where blurred battle lines of racism prove more troubling than the prospect of fighting for one’s country. The dynamic duo of Richard Rodgers (composer) and Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics) bring to mind countless nostalgic reminiscences for countless people, spanning several…

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    The Pacific Northwest was once full of an abundance of untapped resources, it was barely populated and was the definition of a hinterland. As the Pacific Northwest started to become known and resources started to become majorly exploited and shipped, we slowly become what we are now, not a hinterland. After all the overuse and misuse of the land we are not and will never hinterland again. The definition of a hinterland is defined as parts of the country that is less developed and…

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    Events in the pacific war led to Australia being involved in the battles of Kokoda, along with other pacific countries. Which steered many post war impacts on Australia. The battle of Kokoda had a significant impact in the war on the Pacific and Australia, ruining but yet building civilisations and making history within countries. Events in the pacific war in late 1941 and early 1942 of Japans conquer and determination to take of the Pacific; led to the July 1942, Kokoda jungle war in Papa New…

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    Cathay Pacific Case Study

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    Introduction Cathay Pacific is the largest airline of Hong Kong. The airline flies passenger and cargo to 200 destinations in 52 countries worldwide. Including: Los Angeles, London, France, Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Beijing, Dubai, Frankfurt, Mexico City and Miami. The airline was founded on 24 September 1946 by Australian Sydney H. de Kantzow and American Roy C. Farrell. Cathay Pacific is known for making the first ever non stop transpolar flight over the north pole. The company is the third…

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    A Few Facts About the Pacific Ocean and Environmentalism If you’re taking a trip to Kailua-Kona, then you probably have some idea of how magnificent the Pacific Ocean is. This majestic body of water provides the setting for countless adventures and memorable vacations. The climate in this region is one that people across the world may envy, and the water itself is home to millions of unique plants and creatures. The land nearby has been populated for several centuries, and this makes sense…

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    The Trans-pacific Partnership is a trade agreement between 12 countries, the United States, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile, and Peru. The purpose of the Trans Pacific Partnership is to deepen economic ties between these nations by reducing tariffs and promote the development of trade. The increase in trade between these nations is aimed at reducing China and India’s dominance it the Pacific Rim. The Trans-Pacific Partnership was not a…

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    Andre Freire 1. The Pacific Coast Migration Model theory states that hunters and gatherers traveled in boats along the Pacific Coast line and into the Americas. This theory can neither be totally confirmed nor denied because of the rise in sea level and therefore lack of evidence. Although there is no definite proof of this model, seafaring cultures found in the Pacific Rim support that people may have traveled from Asia into the Americas by boat. Another theory on the population of…

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    The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the planets biggest cluster of soaring trash, there are greater than 79,000 tonnes of plastic in the ocean in just a 1.6 million square kilometer area. The sum of garbage is up to sixteen times bigger than past measurements. This essay will discuss why it is important for people to have an awareness of “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” through how it was initially discovered, how people can change it positively in many ways, and greater issues that will occur…

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    Japan attacked the American navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941. In response, the United States declared war on Japan. Japan's Axis allies including Nazi Germany, declared war on the United States days after the attack, bringing the United States into World War II. The conflict was a bitter one. Both sides interred enemy aliens. Japanese resistance remained fierce. The Pacific War lasted until September 1, 1945, when Japan surrendered in response to the American atomic bombings…

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    Food Security in the South Pacific: An Annotated Bibliography Silke Groeneweg What are the effects of climate change and subsequent rising sea levels on food production and security of the inhabitants of islands in the South Pacific? In the past few decades, climate change has become a bigger concern for researchers and the public alike. For the inhabitants of small island nations in the South Pacific, there is no issue more pressing or potentially detrimental to their lives. Scientists,…

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