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In the land of strangers : a century of European contact with Tanna, 1774-1874

Adams, Ron

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The first century of contact between Europeans and the people of Tanna, in the group formerly called the New Hebrides and now known as Vanuatu, was characterized by mutual misunderstanding, distrust and hostility. To most European observers, the Tannese were something less than human - bestial and bloodthirsty. To the Tannese, the Europeans were something more than human - if not returned ancestors, at least in close call with the all-important spiritual realm. In terms of their preconceptions,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Pacific Institute
ANU Press (1965-Present)
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/114858
Access Rights: Open Access

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