Image & Reality in Polynesian Voyaging

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Presented by Marianne George, Ph.D and Meph Wyeth

Image and Reality in Polynesian Voyaging is a mesmerizing mixed media presentation of the Vaka Taumako Project.  Researchers George and Wyeth will show how icon images distort both scholarly and common representations.  They will present photos and video footage, some never before shown, of authentic Polynesian canoe building and sailing and how the wind-based Polynesian navigations system is used by Polynesians in the western Pacific.

Among the remotest of the far-flung islands of the Solomons is the tiny island of Taumako that has been inhabited for at least 2700 years.  Through generations, the Polynesian poeple who settled there, passed along their knowledge of how to harvest and prepare plants for building their home-made voyaging canoes and how to navigate and sail them.

Join us for a revealing, fascinating journey!

6PM Thursday October 24, 2013
Aloha Beach Resort
Ali’i Room
Free Admission

More info:

Kauai Historical Society
PO Box 1778
Lihue, HI 96766
808.245.3373
info at kauaihistoricalsociety dot org

This program is made possible through the support of Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts