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Vaka Moana - Voyages of the Ancestors

Kerry Howe and Auckland Museum


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PUBLISHED: 10th December 2006
ISBN: 9781869536251
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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 boatbuilding and long-distance voyaging and the reawakening of Pacific pride.

Table of Contents

  1. The last frontier / K. R. Howe; 2. Polynesian oral traditions / Rawiri Taonui; 3. Voyaging and settlement / Geoffrey Irwin; 4. Ocean sailing canoes / Ben Finney; 5. Navigation / Ben Finney and Sam Low; 6. Pacific voyaging after the exploration period / Roger Neich; 7. Two worlds / Anne Salmond; 8. Western ideas about islanders' origins / K.R. Howe; 9. Renaissance / Ben Finney.

Prizes

Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: History Category 2007

Product Details

Pages
368
Publisher
David Bateman Ltd
Year
2006
ISBN-10
1869536258
ISBN-13
9781869536251
Format
Hardcover
Subtitle
The Discovery and Settlement of the Pacific
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Illustrations
photographs
Author
Kerry Howe, Auckland Museum
Publication Date
2006-12-10

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