From tiny Pitcairn to much larger New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, Australia's Pacific neighbours are a widely varying group of landscapes, cultures, peoples and histories. This book tells their stories from earliest times through the French, German, British and American colonial eras to, for some, independence and beyond. It is a chronicle of inter-tribal hostilities, of arrogant European colonialism, of cultural and economic successes and failures. Every one of these has its own special story. These are Australia's Pacific Neighbours.