Hocart, Arthur Maurice, 1884-1939. Lau Islands, Fiji

Table of Contents

Publication Information

Introduction

Sources Of Information

General Geography

Lakemba

Physical Features And Villages

Tumbou

Levuka

Lauandoko

Islands Subject To Lakemba

Relationship

Naiau

Thithla

Southern Islands

Relationship

Kambara And Its Dependencies

Fulanga And Its Dependencies

Foreign Relations Of Lakemba

Kinship

Rank And Titles

Class Distinction

Polite Address

The Turanga

The High Chief

Minor Chiefs Of Tumbou

Village Chiefs Of Lakemba

Envoys

Ceremonies

Kava Drinking Ceremony

Introduction

Tongan Kava Ceremony In Lau

Fijian Kava Ceremony

Installation Of The Sau

Installation Of The Tui Naiau

Installation Of Village Chiefs

Installation Of The Chief Of Thithia

Installation Of The Tui Levuka

Offerings

Feasts

Festivals Or Potlatches

Lauan Style

Tongan Style

Song And Dance

Tongan Dances

Wallis Island Dances

Club Dance

Sitting Dance

Snake Dance

Comic Dances

Games

Reed Throwing

Fighting Games

Lafo

Catch As Catch Can

Plenty Of Souls

Games Of Skill And Strength

Guessing Games

Land And Property

Chattels

Begging System

Industries

Agriculture

Yam Growing

Taro Planting

Sugar Cane Growing

Greens

Kava Growing

Coconuts

Planting Periods

First Fruits

Navigation

Stars And Weather

Fishing

Net Fishing

Yavi Rau

Mullet Fishing

Fish Fences

Line Fishing

Fish Spearing

Crab Hunting

Bagging Palolo

Turtle Fishing

Yawa Fishing In Mavana

Building

The House

Coir Rope

Stages And Ceremonials Of Housebuilding

Canoe Building And Its Ceremonies

Drums

Women's Industries

Bark Cloth

Mat Making

Oil

Food And Its Preparation

Introduction

Stewing

Baking

Puddings

Fermenting

Serving

Warfare

Forts

Oracles

Preparations

Fighting

Victory

The Lauan As An Individual

Infancy

Childhood

Discipline

Puberty

Circumcision

Confinement Of Girls

Names

Adults

Rivalry

Old Age

Curses And Oaths

Sexual Relations And Marriage

Morality

Marriage

Birth Ceremonial

Tongan Remedies

Treatment For Pregnancy And Birth 23

Possession

The Children Of Water

Spirits And Medicine

Witchcraft

Various Kinds Of Witchcraft

Tongan Witchcraft

Witchcraft On Fishing And Gardens

Death

Belief In The Supernatural

Spirits

Miracles

Ghosts

Deities

Introduction

Priest

Ancestor Gods

Tauvu

Elves

Divination

Legends And Historical Fragments

Thithia Island

Kambara Island

Ono Island

Naiau Island

Vanua Vatu

Oneata Island

Tarukua

Waitambu

Nasangalau

Vakano

Lomaloma

Totoya

Matuku

Animal Tales

Moala, Totoya, And Matuku Islands

General Relations

Moala

Totoya

Matuku

Vanua Mbalavu

Lomaloma

Mualevu

Inferences

Origin Of The People

The Dual Organization

Clans

Succession

Dual Chieftainship

Installation

Medicine

Tribal Animal

Glossary

Dialect Words

Publication Information

Paragraph Subjects (OCM)

Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Lau Islands, Fiji

Published By: Original publisher Honolulu, Hawaii: Bernice P. Bishop Museum. 1929. 240 p., 4 plates

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by A. M. Hocart

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1996. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Lau Fijians (OQ06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Hocart spent four years in the Fiji Islands as the headmaster of a native school in Lakemba, the chief island of the Lau group. This book is a synthesis of native accounts regarding customs and tradition as well as a record of the author's own observations. The description of the native material culture such as food, clothing, shelter, agriculture, fishing and boat building is adequate. There are also data related to the kinship system, political organization, social structure, games and ceremonies, life cycle, medical care, witchcraft, religious beliefs, and legends.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. oq06-001

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 241)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1920

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Educator-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Robert Lee ; 1959

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). ca. 1920

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Lau Islands, Fiji

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Fijians

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