The Trobriand Islanders of PNG

Text and Photography: Liz Thompson & Simon Coate
The book was created with the Kiriwina Island Community in the Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea.
Pages: First edition © 1998
48 p. : ports. ; 29 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Port Melbourne, Vic. : Heinemann Library,

ISBN: 1863910336

Synopsis

The Trobriand Islanders of Papua New Guinea shares the experience of Kiriwina community. Missionaries here have encouraged people to abandon their spiritual beliefs and an economy based on ritual exchange has been impacted as money and commercial goods are an increasingly important measure of status. Through a montage of text and photographs, diary extracts and quotes this book explores how Trobriand Islanders have retained control of their land, have managed to avoid large-scale development and resource exploitation and to a large degree, continue to be self-governing.

The Trobriand Islanders of PNG

Text and Photography: Liz Thompson, Simon Coate 
The book was written with the co-operation of the members of the Hmong Community in Sapa, Northern Vietnam.
Pages: First edition © 1998
48 p. : ports. ; 29 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Port Melbourne, Vic. : Heinemann Library,

ISBN: 1863910336

Synopsis