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"Because it is a Holy House of God": Buildings Archaeology Globalization and Community Heritage in a Tanna Church

Flexner, James; Jones, Martin J; Evans, Philip


Archaeological research on a prefabricated timber church on Tanna Island, Vanuatu (formerly the New Hebrides) has revealed details about site history, construction, use life, and current condition. This structure encapsulates two of the critical aspects of the New Hebrides missions, connecting these remote islands to wider global networks, while simultaneously being something that local communities made, and continue to make “their own.” In addition to being of interest to the indigenous...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Historical Archaeology
DOI: 10.1007/s10761-015-0289-2


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