Culture & Arts Archive September 2018

Although chiefly shields had shell and feather adornments, the most common form was more primitive and less decorative such as those in the Museum.

Solomon Treasures Unveiled

Among the wealth of weaponry and combative objects of a Whangarei Museum in New Zealand are two intriguing rattan fighting shields from the Solomon Islands.
John Innes is the foremost authority on the history of the battles here on Guadalcanal that began on the 7th of August 1942 and lasted until the end of January 1943.

Tourism Solomons Pays Tribute to WWII Historian John Innes

Tourism Solomons board chairman, Wilson Ne’e has led the board and staff in paying tribute to WWII historian John Innes who passed away on 01 September 2018 aged 77.
Fishermen paddle off Kennedy Island where Lt. John F. Kennedy and his PT-109 crew swam ashore after a Japanese ship sank their boat.

Solomon Islands - So Much More

If it weren’t for the potholes slowing us down on the road to Honiara, on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, I would have missed the sign that said Dolphin View Cottage, but our guide, Andrew, knew this road by heart.