Raiatea Local Customs

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    traditional motu polynesian feast and dance

    by jennie01 Written Aug 7, 2006

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    this was fun, i wish i took some pics of the meal and cooking preparation and the dance where they picked un suspecting victims to come up and dance-even little tiny children were doing it sooo cute , but my camera battery sadly ran out !

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    PK

    by Helga67 Updated Jun 20, 2004

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    PK

    PK = poste kilometre, the number of kilometers from the mairie (town hall) or post office.

    On Raiatea, the location of important places and buildings is indicated by PK + a number. This means that it is located that many kilometers away from the post office in Uturoa. When you are driving around the island, you will see the kilometer markers on the mountainside of the road. It's a red-capped white painted stone or concrete marker with the kilometer number painted in black on two sides.

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    Cradle of Maohi culture

    by Helga67 Updated Jun 15, 2004

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    Marae Taputapuatea

    Raiatea is an archaeologist's delight. Scientists have unearthed artefacts linking the island with Hawaii, which corresponds with local tradition that says Raiatea was the great jumping-off point for ancient Polynesian mariners.
    Raiatea was the cradle of the Maohi culture.

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    Religion

    by Helga67 Updated Jun 14, 2004

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    Church

    John Williams was the first London missionary that arrived in Raiatea in 1818. The island remained under the influence of the English Protestant missionaries long after Tahiti had come under French control in 1898. The people of Raiatea are still predominantly Evangelical.

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    Captain Cook

    by Helga67 Updated Jun 14, 2004

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    Lagoon at Opoa

    Captain James Cook was the first European that discovered Raiatea. He anchored the Endeavour in the lagoon at Opoa in July 1769.

    The island in the back is Huahine. On his second trip to Raiatea in 1773, he took a young man from Huahine to England with him. Cook brought him back to Huahine in 1777 and once again visited Raiatea before sailing to Hawaii, where he was killed.

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    Marae

    by Helga67 Updated Jun 15, 2004

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    Marae Taputapuatea

    A marae is a traditional Polynesian temple of coral or basaltic stone, usually built with an altar at one end.

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    Marina + Stef R. : the ideas - les idees (2)

    by Maillekeul Written Dec 16, 2003

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    How to take a beautiful picture of almost nothing !

    Comment prendre une belle photo d'un petit rien !

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    Marina + Stef R. : the ideas - les idees (1)

    by Maillekeul Written Dec 16, 2003

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    The dessert - Le desert

    The way to make everything fit to anything...

    L'art et la maniere de mettre les petits plats dans les grands...

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