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Since the Company Came (review)

Since the Company Came (review) 612 the contemporary pacific fall 2001 Ephraim and Petharie Bani as the first where Chief Mark Lamberi calls into Torres Strait Islanders to view these question the tribes’ finances, only to objects since their removal from the find himself the target of furious accu- islands, the resistance of museums to sations from the local chairman of the relinquishing any part of their collec- logging project, Timothy Zama. The tions other than skeletal remains, the village group is embroiled in conflict discussions about the relationship over land ownership, logging royal - between objects, culture, memor y, his- ties, and money deals, conflicts that tory, identity, and cultural reclama- threaten the very core of their tradi- tion, all converge to provoke re fl e c t i o n tional social values. and thought about these issues. The But the more important issue, what dialogue will go on—in the Torres is happening to the people’s way of Strait and in other parts of the world. life, their very existence as a unified people, is questioned by the women of m a rtin nakata the village. Mary Bea and Katy Soapi University of South Australia are two village women who are des- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Since the Company Came (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 13 (2) – Jul 1, 2001

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2001 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

612 the contemporary pacific fall 2001 Ephraim and Petharie Bani as the first where Chief Mark Lamberi calls into Torres Strait Islanders to view these question the tribes’ finances, only to objects since their removal from the find himself the target of furious accu- islands, the resistance of museums to sations from the local chairman of the relinquishing any part of their collec- logging project, Timothy Zama. The tions other than skeletal remains, the village group is embroiled in conflict discussions about the relationship over land ownership, logging royal - between objects, culture, memor y, his- ties, and money deals, conflicts that tory, identity, and cultural reclama- threaten the very core of their tradi- tion, all converge to provoke re fl e c t i o n tional social values. and thought about these issues. The But the more important issue, what dialogue will go on—in the Torres is happening to the people’s way of Strait and in other parts of the world. life, their very existence as a unified people, is questioned by the women of m a rtin nakata the village. Mary Bea and Katy Soapi University of South Australia are two village women who are des-

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 1, 2001

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