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Polynesian Navigators via a ZOOM meeting

  • 11 May 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • ZOOM meeting

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Presenter:   Iraphne Childs  RGSQ President

Topic Overview:  Debates still occur as to how the peopling of the Pacific took place. During his three voyages across the Pacific, Cook was puzzled to find remote islands inhabited. One thing is beyond doubt, the Polynesians were superb navigators, whose skills and navigation techniques were so different from those used by western explorers like Cook. This talk will present some maps and mapping techniques used by the Polynesians when sailing across this vast ocean and settling the Pacific islands.

Enjoy this presentation from the comfort of your home.

Registration on the website required.  A ZOOM link will be provided to registrants before the meeting.

Coordinator:  Kay Rees






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