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From the Bounty Revolt to the Pitcairn Case

Trigger warning: this article mentions sexual violence against minors.  

It is one of the most famous mutinies in history. The events were written about by Jules Verne and brought to the screen by Marlon Brando.1 Through literature and film, the Bounty Mutineers have personified an ideal of freedom. But what do we really know about these mutineers and the legacy they left on Pitcairn, the small Pacific island on which they settled? Immediate boarding for a space-time journey: towards Tahiti in the last third of the 18th century.

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Tupuna, by Moearii Darius: multiple views on History, message of hope for Polynesian culture and heritage

"No man, however, can live normally if he is cut off from the roots of his past; this is no different of societies".1

Ce constat de José Garanger, archéologue, professeur à l’université Paris I qui orchestra des fouilles en Polynésie avec ses étudiants, pourrait être le leitmotiv de Moearii Darius, au cours de son long projet (plus de dix ans) de documentation puis d’écriture de l’ouvrage Tupuna, Voyage sur les Traces des Ancêtres à Tahiti et dans les îles, publié en 2021 chez Au vent des îles. Read More