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Understanding conflict in Solomon Islands: a practical means to peacemaking

Liloqula, Ruth; Pollard, Alice Aruhe'eta


Before the Solomon Islands were discovered by the outside world the free movement of people occurred within each island amongst people who had blood and land ties. Movement also took place outside such ties through marriages arranged by chiefs and elders and as a direct result of inter-tribal and inter-island wars, when young children were taken as spoils of war by chiefs. In other cases people were given away as part of compensation, to make lasting peace and build relationships...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2000
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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