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Filename Spurway J 2015 Ma afu prince o...Lau.pdf
Spurway J narrates: "A canoe-building expedition was in accordance with the tradition of young Tongans of high rank voyaging to Fiji, with their followers, for sojourns of varying lengths. There is evidence, which will be considered later, that the building and repair of canoes indeed played a part in Ma`afu’s participation in the voyage...",
The account on Maafu's life details a major narrative on the canoe building and sailing heritage which is an intrinsic part of pacific island culture.