Toganivalu, Deve. The customs of Bau: before the advent of Christianity

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

Title: The customs of Bau: before the advent of Christianity

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Transactions of the Fijian Society

Published By: Original publisher Transactions of the Fijian Society Suva, Fiji: [s.n.]. 1912. 1-4 p. [HRAF pagination]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Deve Tonganivalu, Roko Tui Bua ; translated by Mr. G.F.A.W. Beauclerc

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2020. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Bau Fijians (OQ12)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Community structure (621); Form and rules of government (642); Chief executive (643); Shipbuilding (396); Boats (501); Basis of marriage (581); Arranging a marriage (584); Nuptials (585); Residence (591); Polygamy (595); Boats (501); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Etiquette (576); Clans (614); Carpentry (335); Acculturation and culture contact (177);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article describes aspects of Bau Fijian culture prior to when Christianity became the official state religion. The focus is on cultural rules and ceremonies related to major life cycle events, with particular emphasis on pregnancy, child birth, puberty, marriage, and burial. Also described are rituals and sacrifices related to building sacred boats, launching long-distance sailing trips, and succession to higher office.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 5

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. oq12-005

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: by Deve Tonganivalu, Roko Tui Bua, in Fijian, and translated, and read before the Fijian Society by Mr. G.F.A.W. Beauclere on 9th December, 1911

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document not applicable

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 Government official-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi Abate Adem

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1760-1875

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Bau Island, Tailevu, Central Division, Fiji

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Fijians


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