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Atiu: An Island Community

Ngatupuna Kautai, Teatu Kura Malcolm, Paiere Mokoroa, Tatuava Tanga, Tatuava Tanga, Vainerere Tangatapoto, Tekura Tatuava, Tane Ra Touna

Published by Institute of Pacific Studies, 1984
ISBN 10: 9820201632 / ISBN 13: 9789820201637
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Title: Atiu: An Island Community

Publisher: Institute of Pacific Studies

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

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207 pp., illustrations, index, bibliography. In this fascinating book, the people of Atiu have recorded the richness of their traditions, history and culture, which for centuries was handed down by word of mouth. This book chronicles a proud Polynesian people's narrative of themselves and affords the outsider invaluable insights into Cook Islands culture, not only as it was but also as it is today. The broad span of life is traversed from such mundane matters as clothing to the deeply mystical chants, karakia, that foretell the future. The past feats of a people who conquered and governed far beyond their own shores; and the present-day rituals of the illicit "tumu nu" or bush beer gangs. Ancient traditions still maintained, little changed, include the hair-cutting ceremony, the complex system of rights to the use of water, the sea-faring lore of the fishermen, and the art of knowing the day and hour when the flying fish return in their thousands each year to spawn. Penetrating insight into the life of this religious people is provided by the examination of their past and present beliefs and practices, and in the description of the way they face death. The people of Atiu here reveal an inside view of the life of one of the Pacific's most vigorous island communities. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 9820201632USP050112

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