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.
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.
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.
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.