The Legend of Tanovo and Tautaumolau Published

The last blog on this subject, posted on 18/12/17, was titled: History in the Making in Children’s Books Soon to be Published.  The legend, as a reminder, has been published in both English and in the Dravuni dialect. Much has happened since then. Publication, dated 2017, was done through the Institute of Education (IOE) of…

Like the three-tailed comet, the lila balavu also left its impact on oral history

In a previous post entitled, Three-tailed Comet Marked an Unprecedented Early 1800s in Fiji, I demonstrated the connection between major events in the country and their representation in subsequent oral/traditional history. In this case, it was the appearance of a three-tailed comet influencing visual art by way of a masi design in Cakaudrove. The unusual comet…