Vaka Moana: Voyages of the Ancestors : the Discovery and Settlement of the Pacific

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K. R. Howe
David Bateman, Jan 1, 2006 - Navigation - 360 pages
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VAKA MOANA is a story of origins and identity; a voyage across thousands of miles and hundreds of generations, and a testament to the ingenuity and bravery of humankind. Published to accompany a major international travelling exhibition of the same name opening at Auckland Museum on 6 December in the new exhibition gallery, VAKA MOANA brings together the latest scholarship on the peopling of the Pacific, traditional voyaging and navigation, and the modern renaissance of voyaging that has brought a resurgence in interest in Pacific cultures. Leading New Zealand and international scholars, writers and practitioners discuss the oral traditions of the great voyagers; the exploration and settlement of the Pacific (the last place on earth to be settled by people); the craft that made the journeys possible and the navigation methods that took people safely across empty oceans; the fateful meeting of two cultures - Pacific and European in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries; and the revival in traditional techniques of boat-building and long-distance voyaging and the reawakening of Pacific pride.

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Review: Vaka Moana, Voyages of the Ancestors: The Discovery and Settlement of the Pacific

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An enormous amount of effort went into the creation of this body of information regarding the ancient origins and migrations of the Polynesian peoples. It details their origins, their paths, their ... Read full review

Review: Vaka Moana, Voyages of the Ancestors: The Discovery and Settlement of the Pacific

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A breath-taking journey in photos, maps, stories, songs and hand-wrought Pacific canoes to understand the true discoverers of the world's largest ocean... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
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Polynesian Oral Traditions
23
GEOFFREY IRWIN
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