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THE JOURNAL OF THE POLYNESIAN SOCIETY
Volume 104 DECEMBER 1995 Number 4
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NOTES AND NEWS
Contributors to this issue
Atholl Anderson has an M.A. in Geography (Canterbury) and another in Anthropology (Otago), plus a Ph.D. in Archaeology (Cambridge). Most of his career was at Otago University, but, since 1993, he has been at the Australian National University as Professor of Prehistory and Head of the Division of Archaeology and Natural History in the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies. His main interests are in Pacific colonisation, coastal palaeo-economics, and palaeo-environmental change. He was awarded the Best Memorial Medal by the Society in 1994.
Following the submission of his Ph.D thesis, Ian Barber lectured in anthropology at the University of Otago. He is currently finishing a book on culture conflict in early New Zealand, a project funded in part by an Award in History from the History Division, Department of Internal Affairs.
Sandra Chung is Professor and Chair of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She works mainly on the syntax of Chamorro. A Fulbright to New Zealand in 1994 enabled her to collaborate with J. W. Milroy and T. H. Mason on the research on Maori published in this volume.
Eric Conte has been Senior Lecturer in Oceanic Prehistory at the Université Française du Pacifique since 1991. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Université Paris-I Panthéon-Sorbonne in 1988. In French Polynesia he has carried out ethnoarchaeological research on pre-European fishing techniques, prepared inventories on the Tuamotu Archipelago, the Marquesas, Austral, and Society Islands, and has excavated in the Tuamotus and the Marquesas. He is also carrying out a study on Rimatara (Austral Islands), and is commencing a programme on the Gambier Islands.
John Dennison is a Research Fellow in the Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology at the Otago Medical School. His research interests include analysis of archaeological human bone, biochemical studies of bone and ESR human bone dating. He is also translating a series of early German monographs on Pacific populations.
Mason Durie, of the Ngāti Kauwhata and Rangitāne tribes, is Professor and Head of the Department of Maori Studies at Massey University and is also a medical practitioner and consultant psychiatrist. He is Deputy Convenor of the Maori Congress and serves on numerous committees concerned with social policy and Maori health.
Te Haumihiata Mason, formerly a lecturer in the Maori Department of the University of Waikato, presently holds a language specialist position within the secretariat of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (the Maori Language Commission). Her research interests include Maori idiom and metaphor.
Richard Walter is a lecturer in archaeology at the University of Otago. His - 356 research interests are broadly based in Pacific archaeology and ethnoarchaeology and he has published papers on Polynesian settelment patterns, trade and exchange, colonisation and marine exploitation practices. He is currently working on field projects in the Cook Islands and Niue.
Wharehuia Milroy is Professor of Maori at the University of Waikato and member of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori. He is very well known as an authority on Maori language, custom, and traditions.
The Institute of Polynesian Languages and Literatures and the journal Rongorongo Studies are pleased to announce that the winner of the Polynesian Literary Competition for 1995, whose theme area was Hawai'i, is Kīhei de Silva of Kailua, O'ahu, Hawai'i, with the contemporary poem “Ka Pā'ū o Hi'iaka” (“The Skirt of Hi'iaka”).
Kīhei de Silva, who is a native Hawaiian, has been awarded a Certificate of Award and a cash prize of US$250. The winning poem, with accompanying English translation, has been published in Rongorongo Studies 5 (1995): 35-7.
The adjudicators for the 1995 Competition were the acclaimed expert for Polynesian Studies, Prof. John Charlot of the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (Honolulu) and the well-known Hawaiian poet and educator Prof. Larry Kimura of the University of Hawai'i at Hilo. Permanent moderators were Dr H.G.A. Hughes of Clwyd, Wales, and Dr Steven Roger Fischer of Auckland, New Zealand.
The editor has been asked to include a request from Mr S. V. Rjabchikov for any information about brief rongorongo inscriptions engraved on Rapanui artefacts. He would be very grateful for photocopies of drawings of such objects and an indication of the source to be sent to him at 1/39 Krasnoarmejskaja Street, 350063 Krasnodar, Russia.