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Polynesian Navigators

  • 11 May 2021
  • 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Gregory Place, Level1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill, Qld, 4000



Map Group Event

Presenter:   Iraphne Childs  RGSQ President

Topic Overview: Debates still occur as to how the peopling of the Pacific took place. During his three voyages across the Pacific, Cook was puzzled to find remote islands inhabited. One thing is beyond doubt, the Polynesians were superb navigators, whose skills and navigation techniques were so different from those used by western explorers like Cook. This talk will present some maps and mapping techniques used by the Polynesians when sailing across this vast ocean and settling the Pacific islands.

Event Requirements:  This event will be conducted in keeping with Health Department Covid-19 directions regarding social distancing, good hygiene practices and group size in force for the venue at the time of the event.

Costs:  $2:00 contribution towards morning tea

Limit: 20.  Registration on the website required.

Coordinator:  Kay Rees

The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland Ltd
Gregory Place, Level 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
Tel 07 3368 2066
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