Jane’s Oceania Home Page is a fascinating compendium of information about the islands of Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia. The site is not well-organized, so at first glance its depth might not be apparent — but it’s a vast amount of cultural and historical content.
Just a few examples of what can be found there:
- Information about Pitcairn Island, where the Bounty mutineers landed
- Pacific Islands Radio, several online stations playing island music
- Detailed info and photos of isolated islands such as Palmyra, Baker Island, Kure Island, and Easter Island
- Historical photography of island life
- The languages of Oceania
- Pictures of Niihau, the Hawaiian island that is not open to outsiders, and is the last remaining island where the primary language is Hawaiian
You can spend hours just bouncing from page to page reading interesting things about the islands. I wish the site’s design and organization was a little better, but even despite that I think it’s quite wonderful.