you are new to Adobe Acrobat reader, here is the best
way to scroll through the book.
the Peace Corps Tonga office gave every volunteer a 200-page
cookbook that had been developed by and for Peace Corps
Volunteers in Tonga. It's a beautiful book that among other
things shows how to build a Tongan earth oven, umu.
It also lists many Tongan plants and animals in English
and in Tongan along with directions about how to cook them.
I scanned the book and turned it into a PDF. I have two
versions -- one for printing and one for viewing.
printing Niu Ideas. (this is a monstrous
1976 I had the opportunity to interview some of the Tongan
elders of Niua Fo'ou about the evacuation of their island
in 1946. Some of those interviews were later published by
the man who paid me to translate them, Garth Rogers, an
anthropologist at the University of Auckland. The most colorful
character was Palenapa Lavelua who was, well, a drunken
bum and a good story teller. You'll find Palenapa's story
in chapter 5 of
The Fire has Jumped.
I wrote a story
about Tavi, the legendary hermit savant from Denmark who
lived in Tonga for about 30 years, that you
can read here.
Peace Corps volunteer, Emile Hons, scanned some
pictures of PCVs that were taken in the early 1970s.
Emile found these pictures in the Peace Corps office and
don't forget Emile's site, https://friendsoftonga.net/
is my home page.
Here are some movies and pictures from places I've visited
-- mostly in Asia.