discuss document export feedback print share Blog View by topic: History All Archaeology Beyond our walls Collections Exhibitions Events Entangled Islands From the Director Geology History Learning MuseTech Taonga Māori Research Still Life War Memorial Kermadec Expedition Pou Maumahara Volume SW Pacific Expedition Show more View by date: 2020 Any 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 Show more Sea changeFor Tokelau Language Week, Curator Pacific Fuli Pereira reflects on some lessons she’s learned, how change is made, and what she hopes to see happen next. Niue in PicturesFor Niue Language Week, our Documentary Heritage team takes a closer look at the photographic collection of Harry Coleman, who was based in Niue from the 1950s to the 1980s. Exploring the first book known to be published on Kiribati culture O le Manumea: Samoa's Little Dodo BirdTuesday 26 May 2020The Manumea is the national bird of Samoa and is found nowhere else in the world. A species of ground pigeon, the Manumea has a large head and hooked beak. One of the closest living relatives of the extinct dodo, the scientific name for the species (Didunculus strigirostris) means little dodo. One island, one book, many storiesTuesday 19 May, 20202020 marked the first year that Gasav Ne Fäeag Rotuạm – Rotuman Language Week, officially joins the Ministry for Pacific Peoples’ Pacific Language Week celebrations. In this blog we look at Tales of a Lonely Island (1939), an early twentieth century collection of Rotuman legends. Excavating Otata Island: A Midden RevealedExcavating Otata Island: A Midden RevealedIn March 2020, Auckland Museum archaeologists carried out a small excavation in a large coastal midden on Otata Island in the Hauraki Gulf, Tikapa Moana.