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Transforming Hawai‘i

Transforming Hawai‘i

Balancing Coercion and Consent in Eighteenth-Century Kānaka Maoli Statecraft

Paul D’Arcy

I lele no ka lupe i ke pola

(It is the tail that makes the kite fly)

Mary Kawena Pukui, ‘Ōlelo No‘eau: Hawaiian Proverbs & Poetical Sayings (1983)

Published by ANU Press

The Australian National University

Acton ACT 2601, Australia


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A catalogue record for this book is available from the National Library of Australia

ISBN (print): 9781760461737

ISBN (online): 9781760461744

DOI: 10.22459/TH.06.2018

This title is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

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Cover design and layout by ANU Press. Cover photograph by Clement Faydi,

This edition © 2018 ANU Press

In memory of Kanalu G. Terry Young

Friend, Scholar and Mentor

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