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ROHP2-92504
Title Stories and a sermon from Pienuna and Buri villages
Description Side A
1. Panakera. Continuation of the story of Taqitaqi and Mekania.
2. Apusae Bei. The history of the relationship between Nulu clan of Kubokota and Galagala clan of Ganoqa. The woman Ajapaqo of Nulu clan, the daughter of the Galagala chief Raranga, was installed by her father into the chieftainship of Ganoqa after the death of her mother and brother. Apusae tells of the raid undertaken after her installation on Bilua, when three canoes from three clan went to Bilua and returned with female captives who were designated as their clan replacements.
3. Apusae Bei. Describes encounters between people of Mondo and two English ships: one commanded by Captain Read (1787 [but probably 1887?]) and the second, the Royalist, in 1893. A man named Sade had been to England and had a Union Jack, which played a role in preventing the Royalist from shelling Mondo on a punative raid that is narrated as revenge against a man who stole one of the sailor’s hats.
4. Apusae Bei. Origin of Nulu clan from heaven and genealogy of the main descent lines.
5. Apusae Bei. Story of Simbo clan that originated when two magical beings (mateana) came down from heaven. That clan was linked to Nulu clan in Kubokota because of the shared story of origin.
6. Pamuduri, Patu village. She begins telling the story of sister at Piropiro, several of whom refused to take an old woman's bamboo down to the sea to fill it with water. One young girl who agreed to take it. [continued on ROHP2-92507-B]
Custom Law Project Tape 2

Side B
1. John Pavukera, Pienuna. Story of a Vitu man named Leqata who was rescued by a shark familiar when he was wounded in a battle at Roviana.
2. John Pavukera. Story of a boy who refused to go with his father to make a sacrifice at a shrine and disobeyed his father’s order to stay home. He was taken, with his father’s permission, by the ray that is an animal familiar of Vitua clan.
3. John Pavukera. Story of women gathering small fish, jingana, who threw stones at a dog who tried to eat the fish. Dogs from Mt Kela killed all the women but one who argued for sharing with the dog.
4. Matiu Matepitu. Story of two brothers encountering an ogre/giant and her grandchild. One brother tricked the grandchild and cooked her in a stone oven.
5. Simion Panakera. Sermon recorded on 4 Feburary, the anniversary of the coming of the first mission, on the history of the church in Pienuna.
6. John Pavukera. Rarovida, a shrine where first fruits offerings were made at the beginning of the 'aoro', the fruiting of the Canarium nut trees.
7. John Pavukera. Describes ligomo, a charm used by Vitu warriors to surround their enemies with darkness so they could not defend themselves.
8. Simion Panakera. Recorded date is 6 April 1987. Begins to tell the story of two warriors, Taqitaqi Mekania, but cassette cuts off. What follows is a repeat of part of segment 5, then 6, and 7.

Elan files contain time aligned content notes in English by Debra McDougall. | workingLanguages: eng | location: Pienuna | access: O | accessDescription: The material is licensed under Creative Commons Licences with the licence CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). This means that others may download the materials, build on them and share derived materials with others as long as they credit the original creators and as long as they share their derived materials under the same terms. Others must not use the materials commercially. | description: Side A
1. Panakera. Continuation of the story of Taqitaqi and Mekania.
2. Apusae Bei. The history of the relationship between Nulu clan of Kubokota and Galagala clan of Ganoqa. The woman Ajapaqo of Nulu clan, the daughter of the Galagala chief Raranga, was installed by her father into the chieftainship of Ganoqa after the death of her mother and brother. Apusae tells of the raid undertaken after her installation on Bilua, when three canoes from three clan went to Bilua and returned with female captives who were designated as their clan replacements.
3. Apusae Bei. Describes encounters between people of Mondo and two English ships: one commanded by Captain Read (1787 [but probably 1887?]) and the second, the Royalist, in 1893. A man named Sade had been to England and had a Union Jack, which played a role in preventing the Royalist from shelling Mondo on a punative raid that is narrated as revenge against a man who stole one of the sailor’s hats.
4. Apusae Bei. Origin of Nulu clan from heaven and genealogy of the main descent lines.
5. Apusae Bei. Story of Simbo clan that originated when two magical beings (mateana) came down from heaven. That clan was linked to Nulu clan in Kubokota because of the shared story of origin.
6. Pamuduri, Patu village. She begins telling the story of sister at Piropiro, several of whom refused to take an old woman's bamboo down to the sea to fill it with water. One young girl who agreed to take it. [continued on ROHP2-92507-B]
Custom Law Project Tape 2

Side B
1. John Pavukera, Pienuna. Story of a Vitu man named Leqata who was rescued by a shark familiar when he was wounded in a battle at Roviana.
2. John Pavukera. Story of a boy who refused to go with his father to make a sacrifice at a shrine and disobeyed his father’s order to stay home. He was taken, with his father’s permission, by the ray that is an animal familiar of Vitua clan.
3. John Pavukera. Story of women gathering small fish, jingana, who threw stones at a dog who tried to eat the fish. Dogs from Mt Kela killed all the women but one who argued for sharing with the dog.
4. Matiu Matepitu. Story of two brothers encountering an ogre/giant and her grandchild. One brother tricked the grandchild and cooked her in a stone oven.
5. Simion Panakera. Sermon recorded on 4 Feburary, the anniversary of the coming of the first mission, on the history of the church in Pienuna.
6. John Pavukera. Rarovida, a shrine where first fruits offerings were made at the beginning of the 'aoro', the fruiting of the Canarium nut trees.
7. John Pavukera. Describes ligomo, a charm used by Vitu warriors to surround their enemies with darkness so they could not defend themselves.
8. Simion Panakera. Recorded date is 6 April 1987. Begins to tell the story of two warriors, Taqitaqi Mekania, but cassette cuts off. What follows is a repeat of part of segment 5, then 6, and 7.

Elan files contain time aligned content notes in English by Debra McDougall. | status: Incoming | involvement: unspecified | locationRegion: Ranongga Island, Western Province | locationCountry: Solomon Islands | locationContinent: Oceania | planningType: unspecified | socialContext: unspecified | keyword: Pre-colonial warfare, colonial government, genealogy, traditional story, giant, Christian conversion, Methodist mission | topic: Ranongga Oral History
Origination date 1987-04-06
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Archive link https://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/ROHP2/92504
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Laurence Stubbs
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Region / village Ranongga Island, Western Province
Originating university University of Melbourne
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Roles John Pavukera : speaker
Laurence Stubbs : recorder
Simion Panakera : speaker
Apusae Bei : participant
Matiu Matepitu : speaker
Pamuduri : participant
DOI 10.26278/SWNC-PP54
Cite as Laurence Stubbs (collector), John Pavukera (speaker), Laurence Stubbs (recorder), Simion Panakera (speaker), Apusae Bei (participant), Matiu Matepitu (speaker), Pamuduri (participant), 1987. Stories and a sermon from Pienuna and Buri villages. MPEG/X-WAV. ROHP2-92504 at catalog.paradisec.org.au. https://dx.doi.org/10.26278/SWNC-PP54
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ROHP2-92504-A.wav audio/x-wav 1.49 GB 00:46:26.380
ROHP2-92504-B.mp3 audio/mpeg 43 MB 00:46:59.510
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Collection Information
Collection ID ROHP2
Collection title Oral History Recordings
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Debra McDougall
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