Trip report: Tobias Furneaux and the Cannibal Maoris

One of the few portraits we have of Tobias Furneaux, intrepid sailor gout attacks carried to 46 years only.   TRAVEL BOOK, October 18, 2019 – Hearts, heads, lungs, and a little further human entrails disputed by stray dogs… The sweet dreams of the...

Trip Report – 1839 J. Williams ate Erromango

  A missionary John Williams’s portrait before his return in the South Pacific; Erromango his landing would be fatal. PACIFIC, July 4, 2019. The matter that we will discuss in the following lines is well known Pacific Protestant missionary circles since the...

Travel book – Stroll around Raivavae

  RAIVAVAE, June 13, 2019. The small island of Raivavae, Austral south, holds many surprises that explore at your own pace here, on foot or by bicycle. The tour of the island measuring twenty-four kilometers but the surprises are numerous. Here are a few… The...

1897 Von den Steinen “too late” in the Marquesas

This photo is a valuable document: it shows Karl von den Steinen in Europe, next to him, a tree of wooden tiki bread he had bought in France and who sports a sperm whale tooth necklace with a singular history. The anthropologist had bought them before leaving for the...

The weight of the Big Blue in the Polynesian economy

The direct savings in connection with the sea, outside tourist areas, generated a turnover declared 39 billion French Pacific francs in 2015, estimated at 47 billion according to the Institute emission overseas (IEOM) . In an express note published late August IEOM...