New data reveals severe impact of European contact with Pacific islands

Pacific island nations suffered severe depopulation from introduced diseases as a consequence of contact with European vessels, a new study from The Australian National University (ANU) shows.

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A sketch of villagers and huts in an early Tongan village.

The talking dead: burials inform migrations in Indonesia

If three ancient bodies buried in Indonesia could talk, researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) say they would tell stories of the earliest humans in island Southeast Asia.

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Woman holding human bone fragment in lab.

Australia must address China tech challenge in Indonesia

China's free large-scale technology training in Indonesia poses a major security challenge to Australia and the region, according to a paper by experts at The Australian National University

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Congratulations to all our graduates - now read their stories

A massive congratulations to all our graduates on mid-year graduation day at the College of Asia & the Pacific (15 July).

We've compiled a few of the great stories from our people on their special day that you can read below.

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Afio Mai, Ateu Owa, Ekamawir-omo, Fakaalofa atu, G'day, Halo olgeta, Kam na mauri, Kia Orana, Malo' e lelei, Mi Hamamas Long Lukim Yupela, Namaste, Ni sa Bula, Noa'ia 'e mauri, Oro Kaiva, Talofa Lava, Tena koutou katoa, Umui Mai, Io Veamai

Welcome to Pasifika Australia

Updated:  11 October, 2013/Responsible Officer:  Web Communications Coordinator/Page Contact:  Web Communications Coordinator