My Photo
Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 02/2006

« Australian media (but not NZ) is missing in action on Bougainville | Main | My new book asks if PNG’s founders screwed up its future »

17 April 2019

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Philip Fitzpatrick

It's quite something to sail on one of those big lakatois, even for a short distance.

The Motuan traders had special relationships with families in the Gulf and always went back to those trading partners.

I've also come across references to women occasionally going on the voyages. I'm not sure whether this was true or not but I do recall women being involved in some of the re-enactments in the 1960s.

The present emphasis on the new idea of a Hiri-Moale Queen tends to overshadow the main event of the past but I guess that's progress.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)