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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.