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Surviving Paradise: One Year on a Disappearing Island (review)

Surviving Paradise: One Year on a Disappearing Island (review) book and media reviews 249 sages for Layard telling of friends long ancestral authority, has been co-opted dead, remembering the killing of seven by elder men [to] maintain traditional Presbyterian missionaries in 1914, the gendered hierarchies of authority” last Maki on Atchin in 1942, and their (268). That book’s stunning graphic eventual conversion to Christianity. images are widely circulated and the They bemoaned the loss of kastom, text is locally seen as an accurate although less intensely on Catholic record of genealogies, histories, and Vao than on Atchin, where most had local language. In such processes of converted to the Seventh-Day Adven- “cultural reawakening,” Geismar tist religion. stresses, images of the past can make Haidy Geismar continues the story things happen in the present. This from 2003 in her superb chapter on book is a superb testament to that. “visualising the past on Atchin and M a r G a r e t j o l l y Vao” (257–292). She highlights how The Australian National people incorporate photographic University images into historical narratives. Her project, a collaboration with Numa *** Fred Longga of the Malakula Cultural Centre, not only entailed repatriating photographs from foreign museums Surviving Paradise: One http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Surviving Paradise: One Year on a Disappearing Island (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 23 (1) – Mar 26, 2011

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2011 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

book and media reviews 249 sages for Layard telling of friends long ancestral authority, has been co-opted dead, remembering the killing of seven by elder men [to] maintain traditional Presbyterian missionaries in 1914, the gendered hierarchies of authority” last Maki on Atchin in 1942, and their (268). That book’s stunning graphic eventual conversion to Christianity. images are widely circulated and the They bemoaned the loss of kastom, text is locally seen as an accurate although less intensely on Catholic record of genealogies, histories, and Vao than on Atchin, where most had local language. In such processes of converted to the Seventh-Day Adven- “cultural reawakening,” Geismar tist religion. stresses, images of the past can make Haidy Geismar continues the story things happen in the present. This from 2003 in her superb chapter on book is a superb testament to that. “visualising the past on Atchin and M a r G a r e t j o l l y Vao” (257–292). She highlights how The Australian National people incorporate photographic University images into historical narratives. Her project, a collaboration with Numa *** Fred Longga of the Malakula Cultural Centre, not only entailed repatriating photographs from foreign museums Surviving Paradise: One

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Published: Mar 26, 2011

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