Photographer Jocelyn Carlin

Legacy Tuvalu - The Footprint on Funafuti

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Copyright © Jocelyn Carlin 2004
Every year on November 25 Vaitupu people celebrate the final payment of an historical kaitalafou or debt of 13,000 pounds in 1883 to rogue palagi traders. This year the outer-islanders gather with relatives now living on Funafuti for feasting, sports, games, singing - and a fishing competition. The losers of the competition were caked with mud by the victors as per tradition then gaily scorned while they were soaking themselves clean in the lagoon.
Other Galleries in this exhibition
Pacific Kiribati 09 | Environmental Stories from the Pacific Region | Pacific News -Tonga | Pacific News - Tonga2 | Another War Story | Tuvalu | Legacy Tuvalu - The Footprint on Funafuti | American Samoa and Samoa | Solomon Islands | Nauru/Kiribati/Fiji