Rapa Nui Journal Volume 9 Issue 3
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ItemEIF News( 1995-01-01)
ItemAncient Egyptian Survivals in the Pacific (Review)( 1995-01-01)
Ancient Egyptian Survivals in the Pacific. by R.A. Jairazbhoy, 1990. Karnak House, Billing & Sons Ltd., Worcester, England. 78 pages, Black and white drawings and a 3 photos. ISBN 0-907015-49-2.
Review by Georgia Lee
ItemThe Maui Handbook: Including Molokai and Lanai (Review)( 1995-01-01)
The Maui Handbook: Including Molokai and Lanai by J. D. Bisignani. 1995. Fourth Edition, Moon Publications, Chico, Calif. 393 pages, 36 maps, drawings photographs (some in color). ISBN 56691-057-9. Price: $14.95. Phone: (800) 345-5473.
Review by Kay Kenady Sanger, Calabasas, California
ItemConservation Assessment Project 1995( 1995-01-01)
In July of this ear. a month-long project to assess changes in the condition of some of the island's petroglyph sites was undertaken by Antoinelle Padgett and Georgia Lee, under Ole auspices of the University of California. Berkeley. University Research Expeditions Program (UREP). The study was based on a series of documentation programs that began in 1981 and resulted in the accumulation of slides, photographs, drawings and field notes (Lee 1992).
ItemNews and Notes( 1995-01-01)
What's New in Polynesia
What's New in Hanga Roa
ItemA Fantasy Rapanui--Two poems of the early 20th Century( 1995-01-01)
At the turn of the century, sometime between 1898 and 1906, the Rector of Drummondville, a small town southwest of Quebec, penned the following poem (Smith 1960:91):
ItemAlexander Dalrymple, forgotten man of Easter Island history( 1995-01-01)
The Dutch-language narratives of Jacob Roggeveen's voyage to the Pacific in 1722 when Easter Island was discovered were given exhaustive treatment in Herbert von Saher's article 'Roggeveen and Boumann: an inventory of all the narratives' (RNJ 7(4):77-82). However, a few points about English-language versions of those same narratives still need to be made to put Captain Cook's visit to Easter Island in 1774 in its historical perspective.
ItemSome iconoclastic thoughts about those Polynesian rat bones at Anakena( 1995-01-01)
In April 1777. when Captain Cook was sailing northeastward from New Zealand on his third Pacific voyage. he came upon isolated. uninhabited Palmerston Island, an atoll. Which he had discovered and named on his previous voyage. Being urgently in need of fodder for the cattle in his two ships, he sent four boats ashore to see what they could get. When they returned with plenty of 'scurvy grass', young coconuts and pandanus palms, Cook decided to remain at the island for a couple of days to get a good supply of coconuts for his men.