POSTCARDS  FROM MELANESIA

 

The images of Melanesia are both diverse and fascinating and provide

 an indication of the geography, culture and history of the countries of Melanesia.

 

Early Fijian Postcard

 

         

 

Loading Sugar Cane, Fiji

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historical and Cultural Image available on request only

Early Fijian Postcard

 

Kina Shell Necklace - Papua New Guinea.

Kina Shell is still used as currency throughout Papua New Guinea.

Traded from the coast into the highlands, Kina shells are used for

bride price, blood feud paybacks, wealth displays and exchange festivals.

Papua New Guinea's paper money is named after the Kina.

 

Melanesia Postcards and Picture Galleries

 

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Jane Resture
(E-mail: jane@janeresture.com -- Rev. 7th July 2009