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Sea people of the west

Dening, Greg


Two thousand years ago, or thereabouts, a double canoe sailed on a northeast tack (or maybe a southeast tack) from a Homeland (Hawaiki) among the islands of Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji. After a voyage of 7,000 kilometers, which bypassed the many as yet uninhabited islands of the central Pacific (such as Tahiti) and the stretch of the seventy atolls of the Tuamotu that spread umbrellalike across the eastern entry of the Pacific, the canoe landed on islands that the Spaniards in 1595 were to call "the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Geographical Review
DOI: 10.1111/j.1931-0846.2007.tb00404.x


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