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Volume 108 MARCH 1999 Number 1
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Published quarterly by the Polynesian Society (Inc.), Auckland, New Zealand

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Copyright © 1999 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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Volume 108 MARCH 1999 Number 1
  • Notes and News 4
  • RICHARD SUNDT On the Erection of Maori Churches in the mid 19th Century: Eyewitness Testimonies from Kaupapa and Otaki 7
  • HEATHER BOOTH Gender, Power and Social Change: Youth Suicide among Fiji Indians and Samoans 39
  • PAMELA J. STEWART AND ANDREW STRATHERN Politics and Poetics Mirrored in Indigenous Stone Objects from Papua New Guinea 69
  • Bonnemère, Pascale: Le Pandanus Rouge: Corps, Différence des Sexes et Parenté chez les Ankave-Anga. ERIC SCHWIMMER 91
  • Crocombe, Ron: The Pacific Islands and the USA. Faleomavaega, Eni F.H.: Navigating the Future: A Samoan Perspective on US-Pacific Relations. MELANIANAE 93
  • Durie, Mason: Te Mana, Te Kāwanatanga: The Politics of Māori Self-Determination. ANDREW SHARP 96
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  • Valjavec, Friedrich: Wege der Tradition: Aspekte Kultureller Wechselbeziehungen in Vanuatu und Neukaledonien (Südpazifik). GERHARD SCHNEIDER 98
  • William, Glyndwr: The Great South Sea: English Voyages and Encounters 1570–1750. K.R. HOWE 100
  • Goldman, L.R.: Child's Play: Myth, Mimesis and Make-Believe. HELEN. MORTON 101
  • Burt, William and Clerk, Christian: Environment and Development in the Pacific Islands. WARDLOW. FRIESEN 103
  • Correspondence 107
  • Publications Received 109
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Contributors to this Issue

Heather Booth has been a Lecturer in the Demography Programme at the Research School of Social Sciences, the Australian National University, since 1995. Among her previous institutional affiliations are the London School of Economics, the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she received her Ph.D. in Medical Demography, and the South Pacific Commission. Since 1984 the Pacific has been her main research area, where among other projects she has undertaken studies of gender in six Pacific islands. The work published herein results from her recent research focus on Pacific suicide.

Pamela J. Stewart is a Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh and an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Anthropology at James Cook University in Townsville (Australia), and Andrew Strathern is Mellon Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh. As a research team they are conducting research in the Hagen, Duna and Pangia areas of the highlands of Papua New Guinea. Their most recent co-authored books are Collaborations and Conflicts: A Leader through Time Perspective and Curing and Healing: Medical Anthropology in Global Perspective. They are co-editors for the Journal of Ritual Studies and for the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania Monograph Series.

Richard A. Sundt is Professor of Art History at the University of Oregon. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Indiana and his graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin. To date all his research publications have been on Gothic architecture—particularly double-nave churches. However, the Oceanic world is not foreign to him. Between his undergraduate and graduate studies he was in the Peace Corp in the Marshall Islands and traveled throughout Micronesia. Even though he was hired to teach ancient and medieval architecture at Oregon, he introduced and developed courses on Oceanic art in which he had long been interested. This led to a visiting appointment at Victoria University (Wellington) and the essay on the double-nave church at Otaki published herein.

Recent Publications of Interest

Phil Barton has alerted the editors to two articles in the History of Cartography series volume 2, Cartography in the Traditional African, American, Arctic, Australian and Pacific Societies: one by Ben Finney entitled “Nautical cartography and traditional navigation in Oceania” and the other by Philip Barton himself entitled “Maori cartography and the European encounter”. Given the size and cost of the volumes in the series, their availability will probably be limited to research libraries.

Auckland University Press has published Elizabeth Wood-Ellem's long awaited biography of Queen Salote of Tonga (see advertisement on next page to order direct from the publisher).

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QUEEN SĀLOTE OF TONGA The Story of an Era 1900-1965
Elizabeth Wood-Ellem

Described as fascinating, charming and well-written, this extensive and impressive life of the much-loved Queen of Tonga is much more than a biography. It is also a political and social history of a small Pacific kingdom that was a world in microcosm. Researched over more than 20 years and written with the consent of the Tongan royal family, this book draws on Wood-Ellem's deep knowledge of Tongan society and especially of the role of rank, status and the complex marriage and kinship relations among the leading families. Her account of Queen Sālote's skills in building and maintaining the loyalty of her people and the stability of the kingdom and in overcoming resistance both within and without is masterly. But she also gives a sensitive and perceptive picture of individual personality and daily life.

With illustrations, maps, genealogies


Available from all good booksellers or from Auckland University Press, Private Bag 92019, Auckland aup@auckland.ac.nz