Aims: Voyagers of Taumako, SE Solomon Islands will sail their ancient vessel to North Vanuatu because they want to: re-connect long separated families and communities re-open the ancient sea-roads of Austronesian and Polynesian voyagers renew trade and cultural sharing demonstrate ancient navigation methods and sustainable environmental practices document the voyage, and publish in print, web, …
LUOVA, TEMOTU PROVINCE: For the first time in over thirty years, a Taumako voyaging canoe arrived at Santa Cruz Island’s northwestern tip on Sunday, June 4.
Simon just sent us these photos of the hard working crew of Taumako artisans building a new Te Puke at Taumako.
In August, 1998, the Te Puke named Vaka Taumako made its first voyage. For the first time in over forty years, a Polynesian voyaging canoe, a vaka, was built using completely traditional methods and materials. For the first time since 1963 a Te Puke voyaged on a traditional route.