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- Item name
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Pacific > Solomon Islands > Central Province > Nggela (Florida) Islands > Bunana Island
- Raw material
- H: W: 305 mm L: 305 mm D: Circum:
Music record in brown paper sleeve; record is 300mm in diameter. Label: Process recording by Columbia Graphophone (Aust.) Pty Ltd. Sydney N.S.W. PRX. 4048 SX. 8434. Side 1: Two songs by people by Sasavale New Georgia (Orig. Recording by N. K. Wallis) and Side 2: Four songs by girls of Bunana Melanesian Mission School (Orig. Recording by N. K. Wallis). Recorded for South Pacific Commission & B. S. I. P. Government. Speed 78 r.p.m. outside start.
From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition ‘Solomon Islands: Re-enchantment and the Colonial Shadow’, a scholarly project curated by Diana Young in collaboration with research consultants Graham Baines, Annie Ross, Clive Moore and David Akin, August 2016 – June 2017.
Sasavale and Bunana Melanesian Mission school choirs. Bunana Island was known by the Mission as the 'School Island'. It was purchased by Bishop Wilson before WWII for £10 to establish a new school for boys and later became the school for girls. Bunara is located at the southern entrance of Tulagi Harbour, Nggela Sule in Central Province ['The School Island', Sister Veronica of the Cross, 1949].