Solomon Islanders in World War II

Solomon Islanders in World War II

作者:Annie Kwai, Anna
ISBN:9781760461652
语言:English
出版社:ANU Press
格式:Pdf
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Keywords

solomon islands; world war two; pacific history; colonialism; military history; Coastwatchers; Empire of Japan; Guadalcanal

Abstract

The Solomon Islands Campaign of World War II has been the subject of many published historical accounts. Most of these accounts present an ‘outsider’ perspective with limited reference to the contribution of indigenous Solomon Islanders as coastwatchers, scouts, carriers and labourers under the Royal Australian Navy and other Allied military units. Where islanders are mentioned, they are represented as ‘loyal’ helpers. The nature of local contributions in the war and their impact on islander perceptions are more complex than has been represented in these outsiders’ perspectives. Islander encounters with white American troops enabled self-awareness of racial relationships and inequality under the colonial administration, which sparked struggles towards recognition and political autonomy that emerged in parts of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate in the postwar period. Exploitation of postwar military infrastructure by the colonial administration laid the foundation for later sociopolitical upheaval experienced by the country. In the aftermath of the 1998 crisis, the supposed unity and pride that prevailed among islanders during the war has been seen as an avenue whereby different ethnic identities can be unified. This national unification process entailed the construction of the ‘Pride of our Nation’ monument that aims to restore the pride and identity of Solomon Islanders.

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作者:Annie Kwai, Anna
ISBN:9781760461652
语言:English
出版社:ANU Press
格式:Pdf

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