Monthly Archives: October 2016

Ghosts of Guam

Although superstition and beliefs are a part of all cultures, the Chamorro’s of Guam ancient beliefs are deeply and gravely rooted in superstition. Guam is a spiritual place where Chamorros believe in a vigorous spiritual presence melded with Catholic dogma … Continue reading

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Asian Ancestry of Pacific Islanders

Where Pacific Islanders came from has long been debated by scholars and scientists. Many of them believed that the first Polynesian settlers arrived from Southeast Asia. Some scientists also speculated that today’s Pacific Islanders were an offshoot of Australo-Papuan populations of Australia, New Guinea … Continue reading

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World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2016

Mark your calendar- October 27, 2016 is World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. The theme for this year is: “It’s Your Story – Don’t Lose It” Many sound recordings, moving images and other audiovisual material are lost because of neglect, natural decay … Continue reading

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Historic Map Of Vanuatu Finds Home In National Archive

Last month there was an interesting article from the Vanuatu Daily Post that slipped past my noticed and which I must immediately share. The article was about a 113 year old map that was given a permanent home at the National Archives of Vanuatu. … Continue reading

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Unique Culture Of Takuu Atoll At Risk

We often hear about how climate change and rising sea levels are threatening islands in the Pacific. Indeed, it is a real issue that needs to be given more attention. I recently came across the article below from Radio Australia about a … Continue reading

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