Seksek 'e Hatana, Strolling on Hatana: Traditions of Rotuma and Its Dependencies with Excerpts From an Archaeologist's Field Notebook

Parke, Aubrey L.

Published by Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific, 2001
ISBN 10: 9820203236 / ISBN 13: 9789820203235
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308 pp., illustrations, index, bibliography. This book is a collection of hanuju, fäeag tupu'a and rogrogo (myths, legends and stories) as well as some fakpeje (ceremonial speeches) and sua (songs) gathered in 1964 in Rotuma. Many of the tales refer to specific places in Rotuma and its offshore islets (called "dependencies" in the Rotuma Deed of Cession of 1881). The islet of Hatana is central to the origin myths of Rotuma. Seksek 'e Hatan is more than a record of traditions and memoirs because it includes "excerpts from an archaeologist's field notebook." This approach sets the traditions of Rotuma in an archaeological and geographical landscape, and in a context of ceremonial and traditional activities, signs and omens. Supernatural and semi-supernatural landscapes and associated archaeological and ethnographic information are in this book based on knowledge and explanations from Rotumans. This book records a large body of information, narratives, memoirs, and observations for future generations. Its text describes sites, linking them with the narratives. Such records provide invaluable information about the past as the people involved saw it. In turn, this information helps us to understand the present and to plan for the future. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: This book is a collection of hanuju, feag tupu'a and rogrogo (myths, legends and stories) as well as some fakpeje (ceremonial speeches) and sua (songs) gathered in 1964 in Rotuma. Many of the tales refer to specific places in Rotuma and its offshore islets (called "dependencies" in the Rotuma Deed of Cession of 1881). The islet of Hatana is central to the origin myths of Rotuma. Seksek 'e Hatan is more than a record of traditions and memoirs because it includes "excerpts from an archaeologist's field notebook." This approach sets the traditions of Rotuma in an archaeological and geographical landscape, and in a context of ceremonial and traditional activities, signs and omens. Supernatural and semi-supernatural landscapes and associated archaeological and ethnographic information are in this book based on knowledge and explanations from Rotumans. This book records a large body of information, narratives, memoirs, and observations for future generations. Its text describes sites, linking them with the narratives. Such records provide invaluable information about the past as the people involved saw it. In turn, this information helps us to understand the present and to plan for the future.

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Title: Seksek 'e Hatana, Strolling on Hatana: ...
Publisher: Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Very Good

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