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The Story of Jimmy: the practice of history in North Pentecost, Vanuatu.

Taylor, John (Jack)


The Story of Jimmy is a frequently told oral-historical account of 'first contact' from North Pentecost, Vanuatu. It describes the adventures of a group of ni-Vanuatu plantation labourers who escape from Fiji by hijacking a ship and navigate a return to their home islands in Vanuatu. Central to the story is a young white man, known simply as Jimmy. Unwittingly forced to make the journey with them, and before they are all finally shipwrecked on the east coast of North Pentecost, Jimmy witnesses...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Oceania


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