History and Culture of Vanuatu Island

History and Culture of Vanuatu Island.


Author: Robbie Hunter


ISBN: 1715305345


Page: 194

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History and Culture of Vanuatu Island. People and Tradition. Vanuatu is a Pacific island adventure far beyond any notions of cruise-ship ports and flashy resorts. Deserted beaches, ancient culture, remote and rugged islands and world-class diving are just a small part of the magnetism of this scattered 80-plus island archipelago. Where else can you hike up a crater to stare down into a magma-filled active volcano then ashboard back down, snorkel in a blue hole and drink kava with the local village chief - all in the same day? The resorts and restaurants of Port Vila have little in common with traditional kastom (custom) village life in the outer islands, but it's contrasts like these that make Vanuatu a surprise and a challenge. Vanuatu was slammed by Cyclone Pam in 2015, but the ni-Van people, resilient and laid-back as ever, take life in smiling strides. It takes a little time, effort and a healthy sense of adventure to truly explore Vanuatu's islands, but it's worth every bit of it


Politics, Economics, and Ritual in Island Melanesia Michael R. Allen. special treatment and training, much as a future sorcerer ... The Loyalty Islands: A History of Culture Contacts 1840–1900. Canberra: Australian National Univ. Press.


Author: Michael R. Allen


ISBN: UOM:39015005275006

Category: Ethnology

Page: 425

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Arts of Vanuatu

Arts of Vanuatu is the first major contemporary anthropology work covering such a range of topics. It is also the first work covering the traditional art of the former South Pacific island colony of the New Hebrides.


Author: Joël Bonnemaison

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 082481956X

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

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This prodigiously diverse and living culture has for its spiritual source a single traditional vision central to which is the fact that the world belongs not to the living, but to the ancestors. In Vanuatu art we have the construction of canoes and of standing slit-drums, the inventiveness apparent in the masks and mats, the aesthetics of dress, the raising of tusker pigs, the sharing out of sea-turtle meat, the symbol of the hawk representing the outward sign of the possession of the world through the eyes of the departed. This art, sacred in inspiration, takes root in the magic of each place and shore. Arts of Vanuatu is the first major contemporary anthropology work covering such a range of topics. It is also the first work covering the traditional art of the former South Pacific island colony of the New Hebrides.

Pacific Islands

ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN NEIGHBOURS SERIES This exciting series explores the landscapes, culture and people of Australia_s closest neighbours.


Author: Jane Hinchey

Publisher: Redback Publishing

ISBN: 9781925630039

Category: Fiji

Page: 32

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The Pacific Islands are thousands of islands, and represent numerous diverse cultures and languages. Find out what life is like in various Pacific Island nations. Discover the ethnic diversity, and how people live, work and play. What is the difference between Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia? Learn about the governments, history, culture and landscapes of countries like: - Fiji - Vanuatu - Nauru - Tonga - New Caledonia And find out more about Australia’s relationship with its Pacific Island neighbours. ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN NEIGHBOURS SERIES This exciting series explores the landscapes, culture and people of Australia’s closest neighbours. Inside each book you’ll find current information, maps, statistics, fun facts, timelines and photographs. Every book is a valuable resource designed to support Australian students and teachers, and meet Australian National Curriculum requirements.

Culture Contact in the Pacific

USSR 147 V Valpariso 49 van Bastolaer , Jacqui 157 Van Camp Seafood Company 148 Vanikoro Island 24-5 Vanuaki Party 134 Vanuatu Island - early history 2 , 4 , 19-20 , 25–8 Vanuatu Island — independence 130-1 , 132-4 , 147-7 Vanuatu ...


Author: Max Quanchi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521422841

Category: Education

Page: 186

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The authors have brought together a collection of works from specialists in Pacific History from across Australia and throughout the Pacific. The individual contributions were specifically written to meet the needs of senior history courses in Australia. Max Quanchi and Ron Adams are well-known educationists who have specialised in the pacific. They have extensively travelled and studied in the Pacific and have spent many years teaching history to secondary and fertiary students. The result is an authoritative text for all senior History and Australian Studies students who need to understand the Pacific region.

World History

The Lapita culture was probably an extension of much earlier migrations to Pacific Islands from Southeast Asia. ... One of the major island groups in central Melanesia, Vanuatu is a string of verdant volcanic islands.


Author: Candice Goucher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135088286

Category: History

Page: 768

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World History: Journeys from Past to Present uses common themes to present an integrated and comprehensive survey of human history from its origins to the present day. By weaving together thematic and regional perspectives in coherent chronological narratives, Goucher and Walton transform the overwhelming sweep of the human past into a truly global story that is relevant to the contemporary issues of our time. Revised and updated throughout, the second edition of this innovative textbook combines clear chronological progression with thematically focused chapters divided into six parts as follows: PART 1. EMERGENCE (Human origins to 500 CE) PART 2. ORDER (1 CE-1500 CE) PART 3. CONNECTIONS (500-1600 CE) PART 4. BRIDGING WORLDS (1300-1800 CE) PART 5. TRANSFORMING LIVES (1500-1900) PART 6. FORGING A GLOBAL COMMUNITY (1800- Present) The expanded new edition features an impressive full-color design with a host of illustrations, maps and primary source excerpts integrated throughout. Chapter opening timelines supply context for the material ahead, while end of chapter questions and annotated additional resources provide students with the tools for independent study. Each chapter and part boasts introductory and summary essays that guide the reader in comprehending the relevant theme. In addition, the companion website offers a range of resources including an interactive historical timeline, an indispensable study skills section for students, tips for teaching and learning thematically, and PowerPoint slides, lecture material and discussion questions in a password protected area for instructors. This textbook provides a basic introduction for all students of World History, incorporating thematic perspectives that encourage critical thinking, link to globally relevant contemporary issues, and stimulate further study.

The Cambridge History of the Pacific Islanders

The next move was from northern Vanuatu to Fiji , Tonga and Samoa by 3000 BP . ... Language distribution implies cultural connections on Japen and Biak Islands in Cenderawasih Bay or on the shores of the bay .


Author: Malama Meleisea

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521003547

Category: History

Page: 540

View: 500

"The Cambridge History of the Pacific Islanders makes a landmark contribution to our understanding of this expansive and diverse region. Donald Denoon has assembled an outstanding team of scholars to produce a history that is as lively and provocative asit is rigorous and comprehensive. While it acknowledges the great diversity of Pacific peoples' cultures and experiences, the book looks for common patterns and related themes, presenting them in an insightful and innovative way."--BOOK JACKET.

Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Pacific Islands

The Discovery of the Solomon Islands by Alvaro de Mendafia in 1568, translated from the original Spanish manuscripts, ... A First Culture History of the Solomon Islands. ... To Kill a Bird with Two Stones: A Short History of Vanuatu.


Author: Max Quanchi

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810865280

Category: History

Page: 338

View: 482

The South Seas, as this region used to be called, conjured up images of adventure, belles and savages, romance and fabulous fortunes, but the long voyages of discovery and exploration of the vast Pacific Ocean were really an exercise in amazing logistics, navigation, hard grit, shipwreck and pure luck. The motivations were scientific and geographic, but at the same time nationalistic and materialistic. A series on global exploration and discovery would not be complete without this book by Quanchi and Robson. It is ambitious and informative and includes the familiar names of Laperouse, Bougainville, Cook and Dampier, as well as the intriguing stories of the Bounty Mutiny, scurvy, and the mysterious Northwest Passage, Terra Australis Ignotia and Davis Land. There are entries on first contacts, ships, navigational instruments, mapping, and botany. The scene is carefully set in the introduction, the chronology spans several centuries, and the extensive bibliography offers a guide to further reading. There are more than just dry facts in this book. It has a whiff of salt air, the clash of empires, cross-cultural beach encounters and personal adventure.

The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Oceania

Histri Blong Yumi Long Vanuatu. 3 vols. plus teacher's guide. Port Vila: Vanuatu Cultural Centre. Lydon, J. 2006. “Pacific encounters, or beyond the islands of history.” Pp. 293–312 in Historical Archaeology, ed.


Author: Terry L. Hunt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190875657

Category: Social Science

Page: 720

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Oceania was the last region on earth to be permanently inhabited, with the final settlers reaching Aotearoa/New Zealand approximately AD 1300. This is about the same time that related Polynesian populations began erecting Easter Island's gigantic statues, farming the valley slopes of Tahiti and similar islands, and moving finely made basalt tools over several thousand kilometers of open ocean between Hawai'i, the Marquesas, the Cook Islands, and archipelagos in between. The remarkable prehistory of Polynesia is one chapter of Oceania's human story. Almost 50,000 years prior, people entered Oceania for the first time, arriving in New Guinea and its northern offshore islands shortly thereafter, a biogeographic region labelled Near Oceania and including parts of Melanesia. Near Oceania saw the independent development of agriculture and has a complex history resulting in the greatest linguistic diversity in the world. Beginning 1000 BC, after millennia of gradually accelerating cultural change in Near Oceania, some groups sailed east from this space of inter-visible islands and entered Remote Oceania, rapidly colonizing the widely separated separated archipelagos from Vanuatu to S?moa with purposeful, return voyages, and carrying an intricately decorated pottery called Lapita. From this common cultural foundation these populations developed separate, but occasionally connected, cultural traditions over the next 3000 years. Western Micronesia, the archipelagos of Palau, Guam and the Marianas, was also colonized around 1500 BC by canoes arriving from the west, beginning equally long sequences of increasingly complex social formations, exchange relationships and monumental constructions. All of these topics and others are presented in The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Oceania written by Oceania's leading archaeologists and allied researchers. Chapters describe the cultural sequences of the region's major island groups, provide the most recent explanations for diversity and change in Oceanic prehistory, and lay the foundation for the next generation of research.

Global Symposium on Gender and Fisheries

... oF loCal Fisheries manaGement on lelepa island, Vanuatu J. tarisesei Vanuatu Cultural Centre Port Vila, Vanuatu i. ... The history of the inshore fisheries of Lelepa Island is the story of changing technologies, changing gender ...


Author: P. S. Choo

Publisher: WorldFish

ISBN: 9789832346517

Category: Fisheries

Page: 174

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