Tag Archives: Solomon Islands

From floods to flames in Honiara

Over the first few days of April the low pressure system which eventually became Tropical Cyclone Ita deluged Guadalcanal. The resulting floods saw the Matanako… Continue reading

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Floods of information, drought of listening – communications in Honiara’s floods

The recent floods in Honiara, capital of Solomon Islands, provided an illuminating example of how media can be used to communicate with the people most… Continue reading

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Solomon Islands fundraiser

As you are know doubt aware the Solomon Islands was recently hit by a series of devastating floods. The attached event aims to raise funds for the victims and I encourage you to attend if you can. The fundraiser will … Continue reading

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Oceanic Art – Washington University in St. Louis

The Department of Art History and Archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis, and The Saint Louis Art Museum seek specialist in Oceanic Art, for a joint teaching-curatorial two-year position beginning July 1, 2014. At The Saint Louis Art Museum, … Continue reading

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‘Relocation in the Pacific’ – workshop report (12 Aug 2013)

Venue: UNSW Law Faculty Boardroom (12 August 2013). Participants: Jane McAdam, Jon Barnett, Bruce Burson (via Skype), John Campbell, John Connell, Beth Ferris, Daniel Fitzpatrick, Rebecca Monson, Kate Purcell, Sarah Williams, Elissa Waters, Fiona Chong. PRESENTATIONS Jane McAdam welcomed participants, explaining that … Continue reading

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New from SSGM

The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM) has recently posted the following briefing notes and discussion papers to their new website: In-Brief 2013/1: Witchcraft and Sorcery-Related Killings in Melanesia: Legal Issues In-Brief 2013/2: Politicians and Political Leaders in … Continue reading

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Launch of Solomon Islands Historical Encyclopaedia, 1893-1978

Charles Morris Woodford, First Resident Commissioner of the Solomon Islands Protectorate, c.1885. The Solomon Islands Historical Encyclopaedia, 1893-1978 was  launched on 25 July 2013. Professor Clive Moore from the University of Queensland (UQ) has been working on the Solomon Islands … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Languages of the Pacific (PASI 2020/6020)

[Photo mosaic of Kanjimei village (PNG) by Darja Hoenigman] This course provides an introductory overview to the languages of the Pacific, extending from Timor in the west through the island of New Guinea out through Melanesia into Pacific Polynesia. It … Continue reading

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Comparative perspectives on land – Thinking across the Pacific: Report from the ‘land stream’ of the State of the Pacific Conference (25-26 June 2013)

The Hon Ralph Regenvanu, Minister for Lands, Government of Vanuatu (left), Ms Leisande Otto, World Bank, Vanuatu (middle) and Dr Jim Fingleton, Development Law Consultant participate in the ‘land stream’ panel at SOTP 13, 25 July 2013 (Photo: George Carter). … Continue reading

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Justice Delivered Locally: Systems, Challenges and Innovations in Solomon Islands

J4P (Justice for the Poor) Research Report, July 2013. by Matthew Allen, Sinclair Dinnen, Daniel Evans and Rebecca Monson. This major report and its related research “…attempts to understand the nature of disputation and sources of grievance affecting rural communities, … Continue reading

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Call for Applications: 2014 Pacific Research Colloquium – Developing Pacific Scholarship

January 28 to February 7, 2014 (Australian National University, Canberra) State Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM) is offering twelve scholarship awards to graduate students, scholars and researchers from universities, research institutions, NGOs and other professional bodies in the … Continue reading

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RAMSI: the inconvenient truth

As we’re approaching the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands’ (RAMSI) ten year anniversary, as well as the anticipated transition towards a scaled down civilian… Continue reading

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RAMSI: all good things must come to an end

As the saying goes, “all good things must come to an end”. RAMSI’s good intentions and blessings to the people of Solomon Islands will eventually… Continue reading

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RAMSI: so near and yet so far

This post continues our series looking at the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) as it marks its tenth anniversary (23 July 2003), and… Continue reading

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PhD Scholarship with SSGM Program

The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM) is seeking a highly motivated student to pursue doctoral research from early 2014. The scholarship provides an opportunity for an outstanding scholar with a background in political science, anthropology, human geography, … Continue reading

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