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Volume 101 DECEMBER 1992 Number 4

  • Review Editor FAY WOUK
  • Editorial Assistant LIONEL CROTHERS

Published quarterly by the Polynesian Society (Inc.), Auckland, New Zealand

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Published in New Zealand by the Polynesian Society (Inc.)

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Copyright © 1992 by The Polynesian Society (Inc.)

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Indexed in CURRENT CONTENTS, Behavioural, Social and Managerial Sciences, in INDEX TO NEW ZEALAND PERIODICALS, and in ANTHROPOLOGICAL INDEX.


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  • Notes and News 327
  • ASESELA RAVUVU. Security and Confidence as Basic factors in Pacific Islanders' Migration 329
  • PETER DWYER AND MONICA MINNEGAL. Cassowaries, Chickens and Change: Animal Domestication by Kubo of Papua New Guinea 373
  • KWEN FEE LIAN. Tribe, Class and Colonisation: The Political Organisation of Maori Society in the 19th Century 387
    Review Article
  • STEVEN WEBSTER. Sinclair, Keith: Kinds of Peace; Maori People after the Wars, 1870-85 409
  • Biggs, Bruce: Me Ako Taatou i te Reo Maaori. LORRAINE JOHNSTON 416
  • Caton, Hiram (ed): The Samoa Reader: Anthropologists Take Stock. PENELOPE SCHOEFFEL 418
  • Environment, Aid and Regionalism in the South Pacific. ANTONY HOOPER 419
  • Gray, Alan (ed): A Matter of Life and Death: Contemporary Aboriginal Mortality. MAUREEN MOLLOY 421
  • Kirch, Patrick V.: Niuatoputapu: The Prehistory of a Polynesian Chiefdom. RICHARD WALTER 423
  • Linnekin, Jocelyn and Lin Poyer (eds): Cultural Identity and Ethnicity in the Pacific. K. E. JAMES 425
  • Moyle, Richard: Traditional Samoan Music. Love, Jacob Wainwright: Samoan Variations. ALLAN THOMAS 427
  • Publications Received 431

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Contributors to This Issue

Asesela Ravuvu is Director of the Institute of Pacific Studies at the University of the South Pacific (see below).

Kwen Fee Lian, Lecturer in Sociology at the National University of Singapore, has interests in ethnicity, and nationhood and citizenship in South-east Asian societies.

Peter Dwyer is Reader in Zoology at the University of Queensland, and has published on ethnoclassification and ecology of the Siane, Etolo and Kubo people of Papua New Guinea.

Monica Minnegal is a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Queensland. Her thesis examines the socioecology of fishing by Kubo people of Papua New Guinea.

Antony Hooper, formerly at the University of Auckland, is presently a consultant with the Pacific Island Development Programme at the East-West Center in Hawai'i. In recent years his Tokelau research has focused on the local consequences of aid and “development” and on traditional fishing.

Judith Huntsman, Associate-Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Auckland, has a long association with Tokelau research. Her recent publications have been on oral narratives, historical representations and 19th-century transformations.

Kelihiano Kalolo is completing a B.A. at the University of Auckland. Trained at the Western Samoa Secondary Teachers College, he was Examination and Curriculum Officer in the Tokelau Education Department. The author of several Tokelaulanguage school journals, he is also an accomplished writer and composer of Tokelau stories and songs.

Polynesian Society Publications

To mark its Centenary of continuous publication — of both its quarterly Journal of the Polynesian Society (or JPS) and numerous memoirs — Professor M. P. K. Sorrenson wrote Manifest Duty: The Polynesian Society over 100 Years. This history (NZ$39.50 plus postage and packing) is now available from the Society's office: Maori Studies Department, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand.

The Nayacakalou Medal is Inaugurated

Several years ago the Council of the Society decided to instigate a Medal for recognising distinguished scholarly publication on Island Polynesia to complement the Elsdon Best Medal for scholarly publication in Maori Studies. The simplest part of bringing this decision to fruition was the choice of name. Rusiate Nayacakalou joined the Society when he was a student at the University of Auckland and published in the Journal between 1955 and 1960. Gaining a First Class M.A. from Auckland, he - 328 went on to study under Raymond Firth at the University of London where he was awarded his Ph.D. in 1963. Subsequently, as a scholar, administrator, consultant and statesman he served Fiji and the Pacific. His death in 1972 was a great loss to his country and region. The handsome Nayacakalou Medal was designed for the Society by Robert Ellis, Associate Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland, at the request of the Council and in consultation with its members. The Centennial Year seemed a suitably auspicious time to award the Medal for the first time, and Council deemed that Professor Asesela Ravuvu was the most appropriate recipient. He too had received a degree in Anthropology from the University of Auckland — a Ph.D. in 1986, has published widely on aspects of Fiji society and culture, and he too as an educator, scholar, consultant and administrator is serving Fiji and the Pacific as Director of the Institute of Pacific Studies at the University of the South Pacific. The actual event took place following the Annual General Meeting on July 1, 1992. Professor Biggs presented the Medal and Professor Ravuvu responded with an address entitled, “Security and Confidence as Basic factors in Pacific Islanders' Migration”, to Society members and their guests.

Electronic Mail Address for Society

Authors wishing to communicate with the Editor or Review Editor via electronic mail may now do so. Authors of Main Articles and Shorter Communications, however, should continue to send manuscripts in print form, and in duplicate. The address is:- JPS @ ANTNOV1.AUKUNI.AC.NZ