William S. Ayres. First published: 21 September 2017. New York: Columbia University Press. The Island Builders of the Pacific.  'Elota's Story: The Life and Times of a Solomon Islands Big Man. The climate of the Solomon Islands is equatorial, tempered by the surrounding ocean. Today, there are one hundred and fifty thousand Malaitans on the island and tens of thousands more spread through the … New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston. Search for more papers by this author. Kwaio Religion. The northern mouth leads to Raroi Su'u Lagoon, a sheltered bay. The massacre in 1927 inflicted a large number of deaths on the island of Malaita. Baegu: Social and Ecological Organization on Malaita. Keesing, Roger M. (1983). Some groups still remain in the hidden, as they call it, and live according to Kastom-their indigenous culture-, rejecting church and modern life.. Malaita: A Pictorial History from Solomon Islands. Malaita was, along with the other Solomon Islands, settled by Austronesian speakers between 5000 and 3500 years ago; the earlier Papuan speakers are thought to have only reached the western Solomon Islands. University of Oregon. Ross, Harold (1972). The Kwaio are one of the very last melanesian tribes holding on to their traditions. Background: From October 19th, 2018 – November 2nd, 2018, the Australian Museum sent two representatives (Corey Callaghan and Richard Major) to work with the Kwainaa’isi Cultural Centre to survey the bid diversity in newly established conservation regions in the highlands of Malaita. 296 pp. University of Oregon. Some isolated Kwaio people still shy away from the "white man", and for good reason, but most Kwaio treat visitors like family.  However, Malaita has not been archaeologically examined, and a chronology of its prehistory is difficult to establish. William S. Ayres. There are a total of 992 islands in the Solomon Islands, including the six main islands of New Georgia, Choiseul, Santa Isabel, Guadalcanal, Malaita, and San Cristóbal. Search for more papers by this author. In this paper I examine the visions and teachings of George Umai (c.1938–1998), an Anglican lay leader of West Kwara'ae, Malaita, Solomon Islands. The passage is 28 miles long and is navigable by small vessels. Ben Burt. In the Hidden THE KWAIO PEOPLE OF MALAITA. THE ARTIFICIAL ISLANDS (which form the subject of the illustration on our cover) are a specially interesting feature of Mala or Malaita--one of the largest of the Solomon Islands group. Malaita Island Malaita has been the second most populous island in the Solomon Islands for centuries, certainly back to the sixteenth century and possibly much earlier. Nowadays the Solomon Islands, Malaita and Kwaio are very safe places, especially outside of the towns. the two islands of Malaita Province in the Solomon Islands, the larger Malaita and the smaller South Malaita Island, also known as Maramasike (refer to Figure 1). Malaria still occures on Malaita, although much less than in the past, and the inland sees only few mosquitos. Malaita returns the history of the island to its people in an accessible form which will also promote a wider understanding of their distinctive culture and its colonial transformation. Keesing, Roger M. (1982). london: british museum press, 2015. London: Seeley & Service. The coral reef off the north east coast of Mala forms a large lagoon, which is dotted about here and there with many small islands--artificial islands of refuge.