Vaka Moana series

Events held at the National Museum of Australia in conjunction with the Voyages of the Pacific Ancestors: Vaka Moana exhibition, which traced the dramatic story of human settlement of the Pacific Islands.

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Stories of the sea: travellers across the Pacific

Deveni Temu, Prue Ahrens and Sioana Faupula

Vaka Moana series, 16 September 2009

Pacific scholars Deveni Temu, Prue Ahrens and Sioana Faupula explore the personal and historical accounts of lives lived with the sea, from early Indigenous populations and European venturers to contemporary travellers.

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indigenous, journeys, pacific

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Ocean crossings: the material traces of voyaging

Kylie Moloney, Melanie Van Olffen and Matthew Spriggs

Vaka Moana series, 26 August 2009

Contemporary perspectives on Pacific Islander voyaging, investigating archaeological evidence and museum displays from Pacific scholars Kylie Moloney, Melanie Van Olffen and Matthew Spriggs.

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archaeology, exhibition, journeys, pacific

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In coral seas: ships, cargo and people in the South Pacific 1930 to 1960

Jonathan Ritchie, Deakin Unversity

Vaka Moana series, 22 July 2009

The history of trade, shipping, tourism and migration between the Pacific islands and Australia is explored by historian Jonathan Ritchie as part of Voyages of the Pacific Ancestors: Vaka Moana exhibition.

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indigenous, journeys, migration, pacific

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Tattoos, lashing, house and canoe building

Siosiua FP Tofua'ipangai

Vaka Moana series, 16 June 2009

Siosiua FP Tofua’ipangai, also know as Lafitani, examines significant Tongan cultural practices, discussing the techniques of tattoos, lashing, house and canoe building over time.

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art, pacific

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