Island Time

This is what I mean: we are now living in an Island Time. Those best positioned for this Pacific future are Pacific communities and people themselves. If the route to the future is as it disproportionately has been in the past – to turn ...

Author: Damon Salesa

Publisher: Bridget Williams Books

ISBN: 9781988533506

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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The task of living in modern New Zealand – and especially in modern Auckland – is not just to understand how to live with different peoples, but how to adapt to the future that has already happened. New Zealand is a nation that exists on Pacific Islands, but does not, will not, perhaps cannot, see itself as a Pacific Island nation. Yet turning to the Pacific, argues Damon Salesa, enables us to grasp a fuller understanding of what life is really like on these shores. After all, Salesa argues, in many ways New Zealand’s Pacific future has already happened. Setting a course through the ‘islands’ of Pacific life in New Zealand – Ōtara, Tokoroa, Porirua, Ōamaru and beyond – he charts a country becoming ‘even more Pacific by the hour’. What would it mean, this far-sighted book asks, for New Zealand to recognise its Pacific talent and finally act like a Pacific nation?

Island Time

The Washboard Band was one of the island's major musical attractions from the 19305 through the 19605. The band often entertained at the train depot in Brunswick when Sea Island visitors were expected. They played on summer weekends at ...

Author: Jingle Davis

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820342450

Category: Travel

Page: 309

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Capturing the history and beauty of a key destination in the land of the Golden Isles... Eighty miles south of Savannah lies St. Simons Island, one of the most beloved seaside destinations in Georgia and home to some twenty thousand year-round residents. In Island Time, Jingle Davis and Benjamin Galland offer a fascinating history and stunning visual celebration of this coastal community. Prehistoric people established some of North America's first permanent settlements on St. Simons, leaving three giant shell rings as evidence of their occupation. People from other diverse cultures also left their mark: Mocama and Guale Indians, Spanish friars, pirates and privateers, British soldiers and settlers, German religious refugees, and aristocratic antebellum planters. Enslaved Africans and their descendants forged the unique Gullah Geechee culture that survives today. Davis provides a comprehensive history of St. Simons, connecting its stories to broader historical moments. Timbers for Old Ironsides were hewn from St. Simons's live oaks during the Revolutionary War. Aaron Burr fled to St. Simons after killing Alexander Hamilton. Susie Baker King Taylor became the first black person to teach openly in a freedmen's school during her stay on the island. Rachel Carson spent time on St. Simons, which she wrote about in The Edge of the Sea. The island became a popular tourist destination in the 1800s, with visitors arriving on ferries until a causeway opened in 1924. Davis describes the challenges faced by the community with modern growth and explains how St. Simons has retained the unique charm and strong sense of community that it is known for today. Featuring more than two hundred contemporary photographs, historical images, and maps, Island Time is an essential book for people interested in the Georgia coast. A Friends Fund publication.

Island Time

So, an island. Sadly, Mun'dai is fictional (I know, I want to go there, too), but it is geographically modeled off the nearby K'Gari (Fraser Island), a place Mum and I visited the last time I was in Hervey Bay, in 2019.

Author: Georgia Clark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781668001257

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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“A delicious escape.” —People Love is in the salty sea air in this smart and steamy ensemble romantic comedy set in a tropical paradise, from the author of the “sparkly and entertaining” (Oprah Daily) It Had to Be You. This is one island you won’t want to be rescued from. The Kellys are messy, loud, loving Australians. The Lees are sophisticated, aloof, buttoned-up Americans. They have nothing in common…except for the fact that their daughters are married. When a nearby volcano erupts during their short vacation to a remote tropical island off the coast of Queensland, the two families find themselves stranded together for six weeks. With only two island employees making up the rest of their party, everyone is forced to question what—or who—they really want. Island Time is a sumptuous summer read that dives deep into queer romance, family secrets, ambition, parenthood, and a bird-chasing bromance. This sexy, sun-soaked paradise of white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush rainforest will show you it’s never too late to change your destiny.

The Islands Time Forgot

Most people we met were happy to talk about it, although at no time did we feel any racial tension on the streets or sense ... Our customs officer had most helpfully arranged for his cousin to take us round the island in his big 4WD.

Author: Graham Morse

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452005652

Category: Travel

Page: 257

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Fifty-five islands, nineteen countries, seventeen thousand miles ... and one amazing adventure. A fascinating story of four sailors who discovered the magic of the South Pacific ... and the islands time forgot After recovery from a serious illness, Graham Morse vowed to achieve his dream of sailing across the South Pacific with his wife, Janet, and reliving the adventures of his boyhood heroes, Captain Cook, Thor Heyerdahl, and Christian Fletcher. They had expected to find some of the most beautiful islands in the world, and were not disappointed. But they were surprised to find a world where life has changed very little in two hundred years, and where the people have very different values than his own society, and however poor, take pleasure in giving. But sadly it is a world on the cusp of change. Travel with them as they discover the mysteries of ancient Polynesian culture, are welcomed into the homes of humble people, meet fascinating characters, are invited to village feasts, work with black pearl farmers, and swim with seals, sharks, and whales. The voyage --which took them across the world's largest ocean --was not without its dangers, incident, and tragedy. The Islands Time Forgot is not just for sailors who yearn to make such a voyage, but for all armchair travelers who have dreamed about the South Pacific that only a sailing boat can reach.

Island Time

She couldn't afford the time to run out for a hamburger and fries, even though the thought of it made her mouth water. ... Instead she let pride allow her to believe she could handle running Island Time all by herself.

Author: Crystal May

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781257511778

Category: Fiction


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Life in the Florida Keys managing the clock shop bequeathed to her by her sweet grandmother is a lofty ambition, but one Lynn readily assumes. She doesn't believe in soulmates and she certainly doesn't believe that she'll find one in Marathon. She left the cold northern climate of Indiana after her boyfriend Jeffrey dumped her. No -- she's sure love just isn't in the cards for her. A mysterious clock has other plans for the redheaded woman who has become its new owner. At the stroke of midnight, it takes Lynn back to a kinder, gentler time and the sweetest love she's ever known, Burton Trump. Unfortunately, it's 1935, the year of the Labor Day hurricane. From there things heat up and not just the Florida weather. A treasure map turns up, with an "X" marking the spot, just like in pirate stories. Lynn isn't sure whom she can trust. To make things even more complicated, it's become her aunts' life ambition to see Lynn happily married -- which is way better than her mother's only goal -- to drive her nuts.

Island Time

“When did you do all this?” Mitch flipped through the pages covered with her scrawling handwriting in peacock blue fountain-pen ink. “I guess I did it on island time,” she said, a teasing note in her voice. He had to smile.

Author: Susan Wiggs

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 9781460399583

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs sweeps readers away to Spruce Island with a beloved summer romance. Off the coast of Washington lies Spruce Island, home to Rainshadow Lodge, the perfect summer retreat. Neither Mitch Rutherford or Rosie Galvez expect to find romance during their month-long visit to the rambling Victorian getaway. Mitch, an architect, is a workaholic on a deadline, while Rosie's determined to relax and enjoy the scenery while preparing an environmental report. But despite—or perhaps because?—of their differences, they find themselves drawn to each other, and their lives are irrevocably changed by their stay at the lodge. Originally published in 1998 in That Summer Place anthology.

On Island Time

Several times I went outside to hurl rocks and vile language at them, sending them scurrying for cover briefly until I crawled back into the ... Once at sea far enough from the island to evade the insects, I called Whisper on my VHF.

Author: Scott B. Williams

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604734973

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 254

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Tourists visit popular islands of the Caribbean by the planeload. What they don't see from their resort hotels are the hundreds of out-of-the-way, uninhabited islands sprinkled along the West Indies from Florida to South America. This alluring archipelago, strung with beaches accessible only by boat but spaced temptingly close together, led Mississippi adventurer Scott B. Williams to embark upon an open-ended quest to see how far south he could go in a seventeen-foot sea kayak. No one was willing to accompany him. He spent months working his way down the west coast of Florida, through the Bahamas, and on to Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. On Island Time: Kayaking the Caribbean, his narrative of this journey of a lifetime, describes the wonders of discovery as he makes landfall on pristine cays. Relentless headwinds, dangerous surf, countless beaches declared off-limits to trespassing, and aggressive sharks that ram his kayak and snap him out of his musing remind the adventurer that this paradise is far from perfect. Every day of the journey required constant vigilance. With no one to depend on and often no one even knowing where he was for weeks at a time, Williams learned what it means to be self-reliant and to adjust to “island time.” With just a simple craft and the few belongings that would fit in it, Williams explores an almost boundless frontier and a powerful natural stretch of the Caribbean rarely, if ever, accessed by the island tourist.

An Ellis Island Time Capsule

Twelve railroad companies operated from a ticket office on the island. Once immigrants had their tickets, they rode on a ferry across the harbor to the railroad station. They were free to pursue a new life. But not everyone was that ...

Author: Rachael Teresa Hanel

Publisher: Capstone Press

ISBN: 9781543592368

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 49

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The artifacts of Ellis Island tell the story of millions of immigrants who passed through its halls on their journey to a new life in the United States. A 1900 photograph of the Statue of Liberty, an antique stethoscope, and a jigsaw puzzle are some of the primary sources that can help students better understand the experience of journeying through Ellis Island in the early 1900s. Explore these and more in this Time Capsule History book!

On Island Time

In late summer, Peter comes to visit me while Anne is attending a workshop in Vancouver, and we spend a special time together. We haul large, seasmoothed stones from the beach and finish building an embankment along the driveway where ...

Author: Hilary Stewart

Publisher: D & M Publishers

ISBN: 1926706315

Category: Nature

Page: 184

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Through anecdotes and 200 drawings, Hilary Stewart shares her delight in discovering the small wonders of the natural world. Wandering the island’s beaches, forests and lakes, she gathers seaweeds, mushrooms and berries. Ever curious, she expands her knowledge of wild-flowers, lichens, lowly beetles and more. Her encounters with deer, bats, raccoons, frogs, snakes, birds and other wildlife are, by turns, humorous, exasperating and poignant. And she constantly works at enhancing her three acres of garden, meadow and forest jungle. In On Island Time, Hilary Stewart also offers glimpses of the people and events that make up island life: learning local ways and history, attending Native peoples’ ceremonies, observing the water dowser, helping to discover petroglyphs, circumnavigating Quadra by boat, coping with wild winter storms, taking part in the annual eagle count—and drumming up the full moon. Here are the many pleasures and occasional frustrations of life on a small island. It’s a life attuned to the natural world, sparked by the joy of discovery, flowing with the seasons, the weather and the tides—on island time.

Official Report of the Standing Committees

Member and I do not agree on all matters all the time, but in our opposition to many features of the Bill we are at one. ... At times I suffer the total inconvenience of the bad transportation system from where I live to the island.

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons


ISBN: PSU:000006024406



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