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The Resource Food for the flames : idols and missionaries in central Polynesia, David Shaw King ; photography by Brian Carlson ; foreword by David Attenborough

Food for the flames : idols and missionaries in central Polynesia, David Shaw King ; photography by Brian Carlson ; foreword by David Attenborough

Label
Food for the flames : idols and missionaries in central Polynesia
Title
Food for the flames
Title remainder
idols and missionaries in central Polynesia
Statement of responsibility
David Shaw King ; photography by Brian Carlson ; foreword by David Attenborough
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
ATU
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King, David Shaw
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Material culture
  • Ethnology
  • Church Missionary Society
Label
Food for the flames : idols and missionaries in central Polynesia, David Shaw King ; photography by Brian Carlson ; foreword by David Attenborough
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Sources -- The early years of the LMS -- Viriamu -- The missionaries versus the temples and the idols -- Idol materials: feathers, tapa, and sennit -- Idol-trophies and the LMS collections -- Findings -- Epilogue -- Artefacts -- Appendix 1. Polynesian objects lying at Williams' feet in the Anelay watercolour -- Appendix 2. John Jefferson's account of his visit to a marae at Opare, Tahiti, 3 October 1798 -- Appendix 3. Letter Williams and Threlkeld to Burder 18 October 1821 concerning the introduction of Christianity to Rurutu -- Appendix 4. Letter Bourne and Williams to Tyerman and Bennet 11 August 1823 summarizing the Endeavour voyage to central Polynesia -- Appendix 5. Extract from the journal of Williams and Bourne describing the introduction of Christianity to the central Cook Islands in 1823 -- Appendix 6. 'More joy for Christians' : Williams' account of the July 1823 Endeavour voyage to the central Cook Islands, consisting mainly of Papeiha's narrative of the conversion of Aitutaki -- The LMS collection : Catalogue of the Missionary Museum; British Museum LMS collection registration slips; some particulars of the Missionary museum -- Polynesian terms pertaining to gods and god images
Control code
13750847
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xvi, 222 p.
Isbn
9781907372162
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)748369983
  • (Nz)13750847
Label
Food for the flames : idols and missionaries in central Polynesia, David Shaw King ; photography by Brian Carlson ; foreword by David Attenborough
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Sources -- The early years of the LMS -- Viriamu -- The missionaries versus the temples and the idols -- Idol materials: feathers, tapa, and sennit -- Idol-trophies and the LMS collections -- Findings -- Epilogue -- Artefacts -- Appendix 1. Polynesian objects lying at Williams' feet in the Anelay watercolour -- Appendix 2. John Jefferson's account of his visit to a marae at Opare, Tahiti, 3 October 1798 -- Appendix 3. Letter Williams and Threlkeld to Burder 18 October 1821 concerning the introduction of Christianity to Rurutu -- Appendix 4. Letter Bourne and Williams to Tyerman and Bennet 11 August 1823 summarizing the Endeavour voyage to central Polynesia -- Appendix 5. Extract from the journal of Williams and Bourne describing the introduction of Christianity to the central Cook Islands in 1823 -- Appendix 6. 'More joy for Christians' : Williams' account of the July 1823 Endeavour voyage to the central Cook Islands, consisting mainly of Papeiha's narrative of the conversion of Aitutaki -- The LMS collection : Catalogue of the Missionary Museum; British Museum LMS collection registration slips; some particulars of the Missionary museum -- Polynesian terms pertaining to gods and god images
Control code
13750847
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xvi, 222 p.
Isbn
9781907372162
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)748369983
  • (Nz)13750847

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