Tag: pacific studies

Record number of female candidates in the 2016 Samoan General Election

Monsoon sub-editor Mitiana Arbon reflects on the growing strength of Samoan women parliamentary candidates in the current general election. Is the result of the quota system in action or shift in attitudes towards women in Pacific politics?

Dear Hawai’i

“For all her serene beauty, Hawai’i is still occupied by a turbulent nation-state.” BIANCA HENNESSY shares her reflections and images documenting her reactions to Hawai’i’s enduringly present history.

Pacific Reflections from Hawai’i: a selection of images

Images by participants of the 2014 Pacific Islands Field School in Hawai’i (listed below).  Words by Maea Lenei Buhre. This is a selection of photographs from […]

Filling Coombs with the Ocean

BIANCA HENNESSY reflects on academic spaces at university after preparing a photo exhibition from a field school in Samoa. The Coombs building at ANU is a […]