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    VOLUME 91 No. 3 SEPTEMBER 1982
  • Notes and News 332
  • Female Pollution in Polynesia? F. Allan Hanson 335
  • “Written on the Ground”:1 Spatial Symbolism, Cultural Categories and Historical Process in New Caledonia Bronwen Douglas 383
  • Samo Initiation: Its Context and its Meaning R. Daniel Shaw 417
  • Shorter Communications 435
  • Correspondence 453
  • Review Article 455
  • Reviews 467
  • Publications Received 491
  • Edited by Geoffrey Irwin
  • Review Editor Garth Rogers
  • Editorial Assistant Lionel Crothers
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  • William Charles Lunalilo's 'Alekoki as an Example of Cultural Synthesis in 19th Century Hawaiian Literature John Charlot 435
  • Fused Glyphs in the Easter Island Script Jacques B. M. Guy 445
  • A Short Note on the Mythology of Yali Nancy McDowell 449
  • More Controversy on the Route of Torres and de Prado in 1606 Ivan Champion 453
  • Experimental Voyaging in the Pacific Leith Duncan 455
  • Brailsford, Barry: The Tattoed Land: The Southern Frontiers of the Pa Maori Atholl Anderson 467
  • Freeman, Derek: Some Reflections on the Nature of Iban Society Peter Metcalf 469
  • Kelm, Antje, and Heinz Kelm: Sago and Schwein, Ethnologie von Kweiftim und Abrau in Nordost-Neuguinea Rhoda Metraux 472
  • Maddock, Kenneth: Anthropology, Law and the Definition of Australian Aboriginal Rights to Land Nicolas Peterson 474
  • Marche, Antoine-Alfred: The Mariana Islands Ross Cordy 476
  • Maude, H.E.: Slavers in Paradise: The Peruvian Labour Trade in Polynesia, 1862—1864 Hugh Laracy 477
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  • Newbury, Colin: Tahiti Nui: Change and Survival in French Polynesia, 1767—1945 Robert Langdon 478
  • Osborne, Thomas J.: Empire Can Wait: American Opposition to Hawaiian Annexation, 1893—1898 David R. Bedggood 482
  • Shand, R. T. (ed.): The Island States of the Pacific and Indian Oceans: Anatomy of Development Peter Larmour 483
  • Shashikant, Nair: Rural-Born Fijians and Indo-Fijians in Suva: A Study of Movements and Linkages A. Grant Anderson 487
  • Wiltgen, Ralph M.: The Founding of the Roman Catholic Church in Oceania, 1825—1850 E. R. Simmons 489


Copyright © 1982 by the Polynesian Society (Inc.) Department of Anthropology, University of Auckland, Private Bag, Auckland.

ISSN 0032-4000

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Contributors of Articles to this Issue

F. Allan Hanson is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Kansas. He has carried out research on Tahiti and Rapa, French Polynesia, and in New Zealand. His books include Rapan Lifeways: Society and History on a Polynesian Island (1970) and Meaning in Culture (1975). Counterpoint in Maori Culture, written jointly with Louise Hanson, is currently in press. Presently they are compiling a bibliography of the arts of the Pacific.

Bronwen Douglas gained a Ph.D. in Pacific History from the Australian National University in 1973. Her main research interests are Melanesian culture history in New Caledonia and traditional leadership in Pacific societies. She is currently senior lecturer in history at La Trobe University and is writing a book on the meaning of conflict in Melanesian societies in New Caledonia.

John Charlot studied at Harvard College and earned his baccalauréat unique in philosophy at the University of Louvain, Belgium, in 1962, and his Dr. Theol. from the University of Munich, Germany, in 1968. He has taught in Minnesota, American Samoa and Hawai'i, on various topics of Polynesian literature and religion. He is currently in the Religion Department of Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada, where his courses include Native American religions. He has published on religion, literature and the visual arts. His forthcoming Chanting the Universe, Hawaiian Religious Culture will be published in 1983.

R. Daniel Shaw graduated M.A. at the University of Arizona in 1968 and Ph.D. at the University of Papua New Guinea in 1976. His research interests include a socio-linguistic approach to the study of social relations. Currently he is assistant professor of translation and Oceanic studies at the Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California.

Jacques Guy studied modern and ancient Chinese, modern Japanese and Tahitian at the École Nationale des Langues Orientales Vivantes, Paris, from 1963-1965. His Ph.D. thesis was a study of Sakao, an Austronesian language of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu, and was undertaken at the Australian National University. His research interests include comparative and diachronic linguistics, numerical taxonomy, artificial intelligence and decypherment of unknown languages.

Nancy A. McDowell received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1975 and is currently an associate professor of Anthropology, at Franklin and Marshall College. Her research has been primarily in kinship and exchange systems in the Middle Yuat area of the East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea. She is currently writing a monograph on the Mundugumor based on the field notes of Margaret Mead and Reo Fortune.

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Leith Duncan graduated M.A. at the University of Auckland and later taught at Monash University, Melbourne where he also studied the politics of urban Aboriginal protest. He developed an interest in Polynesian navigation, assembled a kind of Polynesian catamaran and sailed solo up the Australian coast, and back across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand, using both modern and indigenous Polynesian techniques of navigation. Since then he has studied both water recreation and commercial fishing in the Hauraki Gulf, the latter of which led to his working as a deckhand. Currently he is safely back on shore working up the data.

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