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Audio programs

The National Museum of Australia presented an exciting series of programs for families and adults in conjunction with the Voyages of the Pacific Ancestors: Vaka Moana exhibition.

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Stories of the Sea: travellers across the Pacific

Wednesday 16 September 2009, 10–11.30am

The final in our Vaka Moana seminar series. Three Pacific scholars Deveni Temu (Australian National University Pacific librarian), Prue Ahrens (University of Queensland art historian) and Sioana Faupula (Pacific Manuscripts Bureau officer, Tongan storyteller) explore the personal and historical accounts of lives lived with the sea: travellers between islands, European venturers and others.

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Ocean Crossings: The material traces of voyaging

Wednesday 26 August, 10–11.30am

The second in our Vaka Moana seminar series. Three Pacific scholars, Matthew Spriggs (Archaeologist, Australian National University), Kylie Moloney (Archivist, Pacific Manuscripts Bureau) and Melanie Van Olffen (Curator, Australian Museum) discuss contemporary perspectives on pacific islander voyaging, investigating archaeological evidence and museum displays.

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Ocean exchanges: Australian-Pacific connections

Wednesday 22 July 2009, 10–11.30am

The first in our Vaka Moana seminar series. Three Pacific scholars, Sela Mafi Taufa (Demographer, Australian National University), Paul D'Arcy (Pacific historian, Australian National University) and Jonathan Ritchie (Pacific historian, Deakin Unversity), explore the history of trade, shipping, tourism and migration between the Pacific islands and Australia.

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Tattoos, lashing, house and canoe building

Tuesday 16 June 2009, 1–2pm

To coincide with the Vaka Moana exhibition, Siua Lafitani Tofua'ipangai examines the connections of time and space between significant Tongan cultural practices.

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