Dr. Dening is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia, and an adjunct professor at the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research at the Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia.
SEA PEOPLE OF THE WEST*
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2007 American Geographical Society
Volume 97, Issue 2, pages 288–301, April 2007
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DENING, G. (2007), SEA PEOPLE OF THE WEST. Geographical Review, 97: 288–301. doi: 10.1111/j.1931-0846.2007.tb00404.x
I thank the anonymous reader of the original manuscript for helping me avoid my more egregious errors. The errors that remain are entirely mine.
4. The archaeological/anthropological/historical/cultural scholars Kirch and Green have led us all in their studies of ancestral Polynesia (2001). Kirch offers a comprehensive survey of the issues advanced in this article (2000). The work of Andrew Pawley, Malcolm Ross, and Darrell Tryon on comparative linguistics and of Adrian Horridge on the Sea People's va'a comprise the foundations on which I build the voyaging story (Bellwood, Fox, and Tryon 1995; Horridge 1995). Geoffrey Irwin offered the insight that regular counter winds will inspire adventurous discovery voyages because such winds always promised the sailor a means to come home (1992). Philip Houghton described the environmental and biological conditions that made voyaging to remote Oceania possible (1996). Ben Finney tells the story of the intellectual debate and cultural achievements of the modern reenactments of traditional voyaging in the Sea of Islands (1994). He offers a comprehensive study of traditional navigation in the monumental History of Cartography, volume 2, book 3, edited by David Woodward and G. Malcolm Lewis (1998). His latest word on these matters is to be found in his Sailing in the Wake of the Ancestors: Reviving Polynesian Voyaging (2003). Thomas Gladwin in East Is a Big Bird and David Lewis in We the Navigators have inspired all who have engaged in the study of Pacific voyaging over the years (Gladwin 1970; Lewis 1972), as has Edward Dodd's study Polynesian Seafaring (1972). Will Kyselka in An Ocean in Mind tells the story of the actualities of sailing a va'a tauna (1987). My own contribution to these issues is to be found in Beach Crossing: Voyaging across Times, Cultures and Self (Dening 2004).
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