Published Date

May 21, 2021

Resource Type

For the Classroom, Vetted Resource

AHA Topics

Teaching & Learning



This resource was developed as part of the AHA’s Remote Teaching Resources initiative.


Australia/Pacific: Guide to Online Primary Sources

University of California-San Diego

Australia/Pacific: A Guide to Online Primary Sources offers subject listings of primary sources available online for targeted student research. These sources include free web collections as well as UCSD subscription-based resources. The link to the World Digital Library “Oceania and Pacific” documents might be of particular interest to history students. Other collections offer original documents on the governing of Australia, 20th century photograph collections, including those by anthropologist Roy Rappaport, and ethnographic and landscape videos.

Pacific Digital Resources

National Library of Australia

Pacific Digital Resources is a gateway to collections of digitized documentary materials relating to the history, culture, and people of the Pacific region. Ideal for student research, this site links to select materials, including photographs, line drawings, diaries, log books, maps, nautical charts, rare books, newspapers, exhibits, and audio recordings.

South Seas: Voyaging and Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Pacific (1760-1800)

Paul Turnbull, Chris Blackall

South Seas: Voyaging and Cross-Cultural Encounters (1760-1800) includes maps, journal entries, memoirs, images, and more related to James Cook’s first Pacific voyage (1778-1781) and the reaction to this expedition. Students can engage in primary source research-related activities by delving into easily accessible journal entries and contemporary texts about Cook’s voyage. Note: Adobe Flash Player is needed for full interactivity with the maps.

UHM Library Digital Image Collection

University of Hawai’i at Manoa

The University of Hawai’i at Manoa Library’s Digital Image Collection offers a wide range of historical and cultural images that may be used for instructor and class preparation or student research. These include diverse image collections such as the Allied Occupation of Japan, 18th and 19th century Hawai’ian and Pacific Images, Photographs from India Post-Independence, and more.