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Logs in the current of the sea : Neli Lifuka's story of Kioa and the Vaitupu colonists

Lifuka, Neli


"People without a leader are like logs in the current of the sea; they don't know where to go." Neli Lifuka is totally candid and colorful as he describes his conventional childhood on Vaitupu in the Territory of Tuvalu (until 1975 the Ellice Island Group), his early education and travels, his first job as an engine-room hand on a phosphate cargo ship, his experiences with American marines in World War II, and his crucial role in the unprecedented purchase of Kioa Island (just off Fiji) in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 1978
Type: Book


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