This study is an attempt to write a history of the colonial past of the Tolai in East New
Britain, Papua New Guinea. The history consists of seven parts, each of them dealing
with a particular theme or episode: the Toma killings in 1902 (chapter 1). prophecies of
the arrival of the white people (chapter 3), the coming of the mission (chapter 5), the
life history of Abaram ToBobo of Vunabalbal (chapter 7), early political organisation
among Tolai men on Matupit and around Vunamami from the...[Show more]
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