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

Vaka Moana series 16 Sep 2009

Stories of the sea: travellers across the Pacific

Pacific scholars Prue Ahrens, Sioana Faupula and Deveni Temu 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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Presenters: Prue Ahrens, Sioana Faupula and Deveni Temu
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Vaka Moana series 22 Jul 2009

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

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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Presenters: Jonathan Ritchie

Vaka Moana series 22 Jul 2009

Ocean crossings: the material traces of voyaging

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

Vaka Moana series 16 Jun 2009

Tattoos, lashing, house and canoe building

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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Presenters: Siosiua FP Tofua'ipangai
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