Publications, Press, & Presentations


ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND MEDICINE IN NON-WESTERN CULTURES, Seafaring in the Polynesian Outliers, 2007, by Richard Feinberg and Marianne George
VAKA MOANA, 2007, Auckland War Memorial Museum Publication, 1 page inset, The Vaka Taumako Project by Marianne George.

Magazine/Journal Articles

THE CONTEMPORARY PACIFIC, Polynesian Outliers: The State of the Art, edited by Richard Feinberg and Richard Scaglion U. of Hawaii Press, 2014 PACIFIC PADDLER, June 2002 A Cause for Celebration: Open house in Taumako by Meph Wyeth
SAILING NEW ZEALAND, Vol. 38, July 1999 The Return of Lata by Dr. Mimi George
PACIFIC ARTS, July 1999 Vaka Taumako: The Art and Craft of a Polynesian Voyaging Canoe by Meph Wyeth
WOODEN BOAT MAGAZINE, Sept/Oct 2000 The Return of Lata by Dr. Mimi George
CANOE AND KAYAK MAGAZINE, December 1998 p. 14 Stone Age Sails, Space Age Shapes, Ancient Wisdom by Gordon Grant
KA’U LANDING, February 1999, p. 13 An Ancient Seafaring Tradition Reborn: The Vaka Taumako’s First Voyage by Meph Wyeth
PACIFIC ISLANDS MONTHLY, September 1998, p. 52 Vaka Taumako: Rescuing Ancient Skills by Pauline Walker
SEA HISTORY, Spring 1998 (#84) p. 40 The Return of Lata: Building an Authentic Polynesian Voyaging Canoe by Dr. Mimi George
SOLOMONS (Solomon Airlines inflight magazine), issue #25 (June, 1998) p. 34 Return of the Tepuke by Meph Wyeth
TAHITI PACIFIQUE, Mai 1999 (#97), p. 48 Lancement d’une pirogue traditionnelle polynesienne de voyage a Taumako by Dr. Mimi George


Newspaper Articles

The Solomon Star (Honiara)

2 June, 1998, p. 2 Group on exchange project to Hawaii by Francis S. Pituvaka
5 June, 1998, p. 10 Duff Islanders revive canoe buiding…elders pass on seagoing lore, by Francis S. Pituvaka
10 June, 1998, Duff Islanders visit Hawaii by Francis S. Pituvaka
19 August, 1998, p. 5 (2 articles): Memorable day for Duff Islanders and Chief confident with Vaka Taumako
30 June, 1998, p. 4, Letter to the editor by Luke Ogrady Vakawi

The Garden Island (Kaua’i)

4 February, 1998, Program sails into making Taumako canoes
19 June, 1998, Taumako chief links Kaua’i to distant heritage, by Brandon Sprague
18 September, 1998, Canoe project draws Kaua’i interest
4 February, 1999, Video re-lives maiden voyage of the Vaka Taumako, by Anne E. O’Malley
10 June, 1999, Canoe springs from the forest
12 August, 2000, by Healani Waiwai’ole
29 November, 2000, by Healani Waiwai’ole
26 April, 2007, Kaua`i Museum explores tradition of voyaging canoes by Keya Keita

The Honolulu Advertiser

October 1995, Canoe-building Culture Tries to Survive by Jan TenBruggencate
12 November, 1997, Islanders Revive Canoe-Building by Jan TenBruggencate
14 September, 1998, Navigator Journeys Back in Time by Jan TenBruggencate
7 June, 1999, Chiefs Offer Kauai Canoe as Thanks by Jan TenBruggencate
7 January 2002, Kaua’i Canoe-Building Effort Revived by Jan TenBruggencate

The Kauai Times

11 September, 1996, Anthropologist Seeks Support for Polynesian Canoe Project by Susan Dixon
5 April, 1997, Traditional Solomon Designs Made for a Traditional Canoe
9 August, 1997, Taumako Set to Launch Canoes
18 October, 1997, Taumako Voyaging Canoe Sails
15 May, 1999, Voyaging Canoe Builders Share Skills with Kaua’i by Healani Waiwai’ole
28 April, 2007, Sailing with Lata: Kaua’i Museum Opening

Kauai Island Monthly

7 November, 2003, p. 2, Blue Water Sailing Aboard Gryphon by Anne E. O’Malley — Dr. Mimi George “talks story” about adventures aboard the Yacht Gryphon.


German National TV (ZDF) production “Polynesien Nomaden der Sudsee” for German television

Museum Exhibitions

Sailing with Lata: The Original Polynesian Voyager April 28, 2007 – October 31, 2007 at the Kaua’i Museum, Lihu’e, Hawai’I, 96766, USA