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The World Factbook: Background: :: Tonga - unique among Pacific nations - never completely lost its indigenous governance. The archipelagos of "The Friendly Islands" were united into a Polynesian kingdom in 1845. Tonga became a constitutional monarchy in 1875 and a British protectorate in 1900; it withdrew from the protectorate and joined the Commonwealth of Nations in 1970. Tonga remains the only monarchy in the Pacific. :: ...read more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: Tonga ([ˈtoŋa]; Tongan: Puleʻanga Fakatuʻi ʻo Tonga), officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 176 islands with a surface area of about 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) scattered over 700,000 square kilometres (270,000 sq mi) of the southern Pacific Ocean, of which 52 are inhabited by its 103,000 people.[4] Tonga stretches over about 800 kilometres (500 mi) in a north-south line about a third of the distance from ...read more [Source: Wikipedia]

Expertise (alphabetical order)

Niko BESNIER
Professor, Anthropology at Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands

Keywords: Gender, Sexuality, Globalization, Body Theory, Food and Nutrition, Sport, Morality, Christianity, Conflict, Economic Anthropology

Ruci Mafi BOTEI
PhD Student, Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture & Pacific Studies at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Keywords: Agency, Culture-nature Relations, Customary Law, Cutural Change, Epistemology, Pacific Regional Politics, Pacific Studies, World Heritage

Eric CLUA
Independent researcher, Délégation de l'Etat à la Recherche et Technologie at Ministry of Scientific Research, France

Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Ecology, Environment, Fisheries, Marine Biodiversity, Shark in Culture, Eco-anthropology, Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Aurélie CONDEVAUX
Lecturer, Department of sociology/MIGRINTER at University of Poitiers, France

Keywords: Art, Cultural Heritage, Gender, Identity, Tourism, Politics, Citizenship, Democracy, Diasporas

Jennifer CORRIN
Professor, Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law at T C Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland, Australia

Keywords: Customary Law, Legal Pluralism, Law and Culture, Human Rights, Dispute Resolution, Land Tenure

Gaia COTTINO
Independent researcher, Dipartimento di Storia, Culture, Religioni at Università La Sapienza di Roma, Italy

Keywords: Body, Health, Food and Nutrition, Non Communicable Diseases, Global Health, Agriculture, Gardens

Françoise DOUAIRE-MARSAUDON
Professor emeritus, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at CNRS - Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique, France

Keywords: Body Theory, Justice, Kinship, Indigenous Politics, Christianity, Mission History, Regional History, Gender

Greg DVORAK
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Law at Hitotsubashi University, Japan

Keywords: Post-Colonialism, Self-Determination, World War II, Art, Climate Change, Cultural Studies, Critical History, Commemoration, Gender, Sexuality

Yannick ESSERTEL
Contractual researcher, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, EHESS, France

Keywords: Christianisation, Conceptual Model, Colonialism, Missiology, Indigenous Christianities

Sue FARRAN
Professor, Law at Northumbria University, United Kingdom

Keywords: Customary Law, Gender, Land Tenure, Neo-Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, Sustainability, Development, Children, Legal Pluralism

Sebastien GALLIOT
Postdoctoral Fellow, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, EHESS, France

Keywords: Cultural Technology, First Contacts, Art, Ritual, Social Change

Lea Lani KINIKINI KAUVAKA
Independent researcher, Pacific Community at EU PacTVET project, Tonga

Keywords: Resilience, Indigenous Knowledge, Forced Migration, Subaltern Bodies, Māui Genealogies, Body Theory, Coconut Oil, Race , Settlerhood

Stephanie LAWSON
Professor, Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University, Australia

Keywords: Custom, Democracy, Globalization, Governance, Inter-ethnic Relations, International Relationships, Pacific Regional Politics, Politics, Post-Colonialism, Race / Racism

Helen LEE
Professor, Department of Social Inquiry at La Trobe University, Australia

Keywords: Children, Diasporas, Ethnopsychology, Gender, Migration, Personhood, Youth, Transnationalism

John Joseph MCCAFFERY
Research Fellow, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland at Uniservices Consultancy Ltd, New Zealand

Keywords: Education, Education Policy, Language Policy, Language Shift, Language-Culture-Cognition, Polynesian Languages, Pacific Studies, Language, Literacy, Bilingual/Immersion Education

Andy MILLS
Research Fellow, Centre for Textile Conservation & Technical Art History, History of Art Department, School of Culture & Creative Arts at University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Keywords: Art, Anthropology of Ontology, Cultural Change, Material Culture, Mission History, Museums, Semiotics, Tapa, Weapons, Violent Conflict

Richard MOYLE
Professor emeritus, Centre for Pacific Studies at University of Auckland, New Zealand

Keywords: Christianisation, Cultural Change, Dance, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Language Documentation, Polynesian Languages, Ritual, Voyaging, Oral Tradition, Music

Patrick NUNN
Professor, Sustainability Research Centre at University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

Keywords: Climate Change, Coastal Erosion, Cultural Change, Human Ecology, Indigenous Knowledge, Kava, Landscape, Myth, Religion And The Environment, Sustainable Development

Mike POLTORAK
Lecturer, School of Anthropology and Conservation at University of Kent, United Kingdom

Keywords: Medical Anthropology, Visual Anthropology, Pacific Media, Intersubjectivity, Ilness Experience, Mental Illness, Global Health, Ethnographic Filmmaking, Engaged Anthropology

Penelope SCHOEFFEL
Associate Professor, Centre for Samoan Studies at National University of Samoa, Samoa

Keywords: Applied Anthropology, Development Studies

Frederique VALENTIN
Research Fellow, UMR 7041 at CNRS - Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique, France

Keywords: Mortuary Rites, Food and Nutrition, Migration

Toon VAN MEIJL
Professor, Centre for Pacific and Asian Studies - Dept. of Anthropology and Development Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Keywords: Anti-colonial, Climate Change, Colonial Discourse, Colonial Imagination, Corporations, Cultural Heritage, Identity, Indigenous Politics, Intellectual Property Rights, Land Dispute

Joeli VEITAYAKI
Associate Professor, School of Marine Studies at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Keywords: Climate Change, Conservation, Cultural Geography, Fisheries, Natural Resources, Natural Hazards, Sustainability

Svenja VOELKEL
Associate Professor, Institute of Language Typology at University of Mainz, Germany

Keywords: Linguistic Anthropology, Cognitive Anthropology, Language-Culture-Cognition, Kinship, Social Organization, Space, Possession

Heather YOUNG-LESLIE
Associate Professor, Office of the Vice-President, Research at University of Alberta, Canada

Keywords: Biomedicine, Development, Gender, Health, Health Workers, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), Textiles / Fibre Arts, Body Theory, Mothering, Maternalisms


Pictures


Not specified Pier at the island of Tongatabu, Tonga Wharves Tonga Tongatapu ... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified Maori storehouse Te Takinga at Lake Papaitonga, near Levin Pata... [NatLib NZ]

Charles H Kerry & Company Tongan girl Clothing and dress Tonga Women, Tongan ... [NatLib NZ]

Charles H Kerry & Company Tongan girl Clothing and dress Tonga Women, Tongan ... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified Members of the Tonga Defence Force of 2nd NZEF, firing a large g... [NatLib NZ]


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Maps


New Zealand. Defence Force. Joint Geospatial Support Facility Auckland [N.Z.] : ... [NLA]

New Zealand. Defence Force. Joint Geospatial Support Facility Auckland [N.Z.] : ... [NLA]

United States. Central Intelligence Agency [Washington, D.C. : Central Intellige... [NLA]

Great Britain. Directorate of Overseas Surveys Tolworth, Surrey, Eng. : Ministry... [NLA]

Fannin, Peter [Stewkley, England : A.L. Faber (Microfilm ) Ltd, 1965] Thus appea... [NLA]


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Books

Pule, Semisi, 1961- author. . 2013.. Koe kau folau mei langi : koe tohi talanoa maʻa... [NatLib NZ]
Pule, Semisi, 1961- author. . 2013.. The children of the gods : the combined story / by Semisi Pule.... [NatLib NZ]
Alexander, Bruce, 1932 January 31- author. . 2013.. 100 fathoms square : our involvement in the Cada... [NatLib NZ]

Archives

Not specified . Sept 1862. Letters in Maori ... [NatLib NZ]
Hadfield, Octavius (Bishop), 1814?-1904 . Sep-Dec 1839. Hadfield, Octavius, 1814-1904 : Manuscript j ... [NatLib NZ]
McDonald, James Ingram, 1865-1935 . Sep 1903. McDonald, James Ingram 1865-1935 : Notes made on a tri ... [NatLib NZ]

Video/Visual

Dumont d'Urville, Jules-Sebastien-Cesar, 1790-1842. Voyage de la corvette l'Astrolabe.; Sainson, Lou ... [WorldCat]

Audio

There are Recordings at Paradisec

Side Steps Quintet (Musical group) . 2012. 48 hours with the Side Steps Quintet [electronic resource ... [NatLib NZ]

Official Websites

  • Falealea 'o Tonga...
  • Ministry of Information and Communications...
  • European Commission Development and Cooper...

    Research Centres

  • Euakafa Island Research Centre...

    Libraries and Archives

  • Tonga Campus Library of the University of ...

    Museum Collections

  • American Museum of Natural History...
  • Australian Museum...
  • Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum...

    Health and Health Research

  • Commonwealth Health Online...
  • Institut of Health Metrics and Evaluation...
  • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS...

    Languages

    List of languages
  • More on Glottolog
  • More on Ethnologue
  • Recordings at Paradisec

    Administrative Areas

    'Eua (Island Group)
    Ha'apai (Island Group)
    Niuas (Island Group)
    Tongatapu (Island Group)
    Vava'u (Island Group)

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