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Nicholas Halter

Social Sciences
University of south pacific


Dr Nicholas Halter joined USP as a Lecturer in History in 2016. He currently teaches courses on Pacific history and historiography, and has ongoing interests in the history of Australia’s relationship with the Pacific Islands, travel writing, and the Micronesian region.  Nicholas was awarded a PhD in History by the Australian National University in 2015. His thesis explored Australian travel writing about the Pacific Islands from c.1880-1941.

Research Interest

Social Sciences


  • Searching for the Land of the Golden CocoaNut: Australian Travel Writing about Commercial Enterprise in the Pacific Islands

  • Ambivalent Mobilities in the Pacific: “Savagery” and “Civilization” in the Australian Interwar Imaginary

  • The Boy From Labasa Bearing Witness, Essays in Honour of Brij V. Lal, 2017 A reflective contribution to the festschrift dedicated to Brij V. Lal

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