Waves for change : the role of the South Tarawa-based women's interests program in the decolonisation process of the Gilbert Islands

Rose, Samantha Fay (2014) Waves for change : the role of the South Tarawa-based women's interests program in the decolonisation process of the Gilbert Islands. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis has created a space for women in the history of the decolonisation of the Gilbert Islands. It traces the historical development of the national women's interests program in the Republic of Kiribati (formerly of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony (GEIC)) as it was implemented through a network of women's clubs during the 1960s and 1970s. This thesis has provided the first history and interpretation of the Indigenous women's interests movement as it impacted the Gilbert Islands. It offers a narrative of the movement in terms of three overlapping waves of women leaders, based on an analysis of fieldwork, archival research and interviews conducted on South Tarawa, Kiribati.

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ID Code: 66735
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Quanchi, Max, Bean, Clive, & Dewhirst, Catherine
Keywords: I-Kiribati women, Gilbertese women, Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony, Kiribati, decolonisation, history, women's clubs, women's fellowships, border-dweller, women's interests
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2014 05:19
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 00:42

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