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Jane Resture's Oceania Page was developed to present and highlight an extended range of material in conjunction with Jane's Oceania Home Page. In doing this, it will allow the visitor to readily access information about the Pacific Islands.

As the sun rises over the vast expanse of Oceania, the daily lives of many of the people of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia (including the Polynesian nation of Hawai'i) go on as they have for thousands of years. The fishermen are already at sea; the toddy cutters are already at work and the men and women are working in their gardens. The singing of traditional and contemporary songs can be heard all around from the early morning, until the evenings come alive right through until late at night.  It is this love of traditional singing passed from generation to generation that binds many islanders together and forms the basis of much of island cultural heritage and in particular dancing. Both the songs and the dance are unique and their performance tells the stories of life and love in a manner that consumes both the dancers and the audience.

The traditional life of the people of Oceania is basically uncomplicated. They are normally happy, highly intelligent, kind, generous and loving people who have inherited a culture that is ancient, complex, diverse, very functional and beautiful. Let us hope that through these Web pages, visitors will be able to enjoy our relaxed and happy lifestyle as well as our rich and complex cultural heritage.

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Travel And Accommodation Guide - Jane's Oceania Travel Page

Tuvalu Islands Online Christmas (Kiritimati) Island Visit Pictures
Hawaii - The Pearl Harbour Story Captain Cook - The First Voyage
Papua Historical - Early Images of Irian Jaya Captain Cook - The Second Voyage
Tahiti Images Captain Cook - The Last Voyage
Tuvalu - About Tuvalu History Historical Guam Postcards
Tuvalu Visit - A Visitor's Introduction to Tuvalu Historical Tahiti Postcards
Tuvalu - World War 2 Images of Nanumea Part 2 Tahiti Holiday - Holiday Postcards from Tahiti
Hawaii - The Faces of Hawaii Micronesia Music
Palau Storyboard Historical Guam Postcards I
Historical Fiji Historical Fiji I
Hawaii - The Story of Kamehameha (King Kamehameha I) Micronesia - Aspects of Yap
Hawaii - The Story of Kings Kamehameha II and III Micronesia - Aspects of Pohnpei
Micronesia - Aspects of Saipan Micronesia - Aspects of Palau
Micronesia - Aspects of Kosrae Samoa Historical Postcards
Micronesia - Aspects of Chuuk Tonga - Recollections of an Early Visitor
Kiribati - Aspects of Kiribati Kiribati - Aspects of Makin and Butaritari
Oceania - The Navigators of Oceania Oceania - Voyaging Canoes
Norfolk Island - A Short History Norfolk Island Postcards
Alfred Restieaux - Stories about "Bully" Hayes Micronesian Stick Charts
Pingalap - The Wonders of Pingalap Trobriand Islands Postcards
Oceania - A Short History of Fiji Oceania - The Second Recruiting Voyage of the Carl
Kiribati and Bully Hayes Hawaii  - Recollections of an Early Visitor

Samoa - Recollections of an Early Visitor Pitcairn - Postcards from Pitcairn Island
Tahiti - The Black Pearls of Tahiti Guam - Impressions 1900
New Zealand - The Kaikoura Canyon Hawaii  - The Vanishing Species
Solomon Islands - About Tikopia Solomon Islands - The Miracle of Tikopia
Oceania -The World War 2 Memoirs of John Vollinger Kiribati - WW2 Images of Abemama People
Oceania -The Return Voyage of the Nottingham Oceania - The Voyages of d'Entrecasteaux
Oceania Nuclear Testing Oceania - A Nuclear Veteran Remembers
Guam Historical Postcards 2 Tahiti Historical Postcards 2
Samoa Historical Postcards 1 Tahiti Historical Postcards 3
Oceania-The Final Voyages of  Robert Louis Stevenson Oceania Portraits - The Robert Louis Stevenson Collection
Papua New Guinea Tribal Art Kiribati - Fanning Island World War 2 Images
Samoa - Traditional Village Solomon Islands: Clickable Map of Provinces
Hawaii - Hawaiian Hula Hawaii - Hawaiian Hula, Part 2
Tahiti -The Fortress of Ra'ivavae Kiribati - The King of Christmas (Kiritimati) Island
Tahiti Postcards Samoa Postcards
Irian Jaya - Asmat Tribal Art Papua New Guinea - Sepik Tribal Art
Papua (Irian Jaya) Home Page Solomon Islands - A Doctor In Paradise
Battle of the Coral Sea Kiribati - Historical Tarawa
Hawaii - Recollections of 1851 Kiribati-Images of Hull Island (Orona), Phoenix Group, 1967
Hawaii - Kaua'i Mythical Menehune Tuvalu - Early Impressions
Kiribati - Doctor's Recollections Of Kiribati Kiribati Schools
Samoa Historical Postcaards 1 Fiji - Historical Postcards
Melanesia Origins Tonga - A Doctor In Paradise
Jane's Oceania Postcards Hawaii - The Recollections of John Nicol
Guam Historical Postcards 3 Marshall Islands Stamps
Oceania - David Lewis Oceania - Timor, Early Ethnology and Mythology
PNG - Trobriand Is. - The Amorous Life of Adolescence Papua New Guinea - Trobriand Islands Magic
PNG - Trobriand Is. - Sex in Folklore - Myths and Legends Red Beach, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
PNG - Trobriand Islands - Psychology of Love Fiji - A Fiji Visit
Trobriand Islands  Online Samoa - Some Legends of Samoa
Cook Islands Home Page Cook Islands Legends
Oceania Voyage, 1931 Memoirs of George Albert DeLong

Samoa - Religion Samoa - Short Chronological History
Polynesian Triangle Samoa Marriages
Palmyra Letter - 24th June, 1942 Papua New Guinea Sorcery
Papua New Guinea - The Gimi People Marshall Islands - Rongelap Revisited
Cook islands and the Blackbirders Samoa - Origin, People, Navigators Islands
New Zealand - Some Maori Legends Tahiti Vahine
Samoa - Fine Mats Samoa - Games and Sports
Tahiti - Images 1 Guam Pictures
Samoa Postcards 2 Tonga Postcards
Tahiti Postcards 27 Tahiti Postcards 28
Yap - Recollections of Andrew Cheyne Guam Historical 4
Oceania Languages Canton Is., Aerial Crossroads of the Sth. Pacific
Suvarov: Extract from An Island to Oneself by Tom Neale Andrew Cheyne
Cook Islands Traditions Postcards from Samoa
Vanuatu Air Traffic Controllers Solomon Islands Postcards 3
Hawaii Vintage Postcard Huge Collection Hawaii Postcards and Picture Galleries
The Trials of the Bamabams Tuvalu - Memories of Funafuti
Hawaii Melody Tonga Coronation of the King of Tonga
Historical Guam 5 Guam Postcards and Picture Galleries
Oceania Postcards Polynesian Girls Gallery
Fiji Bure Cook Islands - Economics of Culture

Fiji Historical Postcards 1 Fiji Postcards and Picture Galleries
Kiribati Guardians (Guardians of the Gilberts) New Caledonia Historical Images
Tuvalu Visit (by June Knox-Mawer) Postcards from Saipan
Oceania and Global Warming Tahiti Postcards
Oceania-Timor, Aspects of Early Ethnology & Mythology Oceania - HIV Epidemic
Tonga - The Recollections of Elinor Mordaunt Papua New Guinea  - Nukumanu Island
Papua New Guinea - Rabaul and WWII Easter Island Postcards and Picture Gallery
Prehistoric Micronesia The Narrative of John Williams
Micronesia Music Anthology Samoa Historical
Captain James Cook - Aspects Kiribati & Tuvalu Assoc. (KTA)-Annual Reunion 2004 (UK)
Captain William Bligh of the Bounty Polynesia - Lapita
Fiji Music and Dance Kiribati - Faces of Fanning Island
Kiribati - Christmas Island Images (Grapple-1957) KTA Images - The Great Dunmow Carnival 2004
Oceania - The Final Voyages of Robert Louis Stevenson Oceania-The Northwest, The Eastern Atolls & The Sthn. Angle
Oceania Genealogy The Polynesian Triangle
Captain William Bligh The Artist Galapagos - Iguanas
The Battle of Midway Midway Islands History
Tuvalu - World War 2 Images of Nanumea (Part 1) Tuvalu - World War 2 Images of Nanumea (Part 2)

Oceania: Extract-Bill Corley's Souh Sea Adventure Book Suvarov: Extract from An Island to Oneself by Tom Neale
Christmas Island Bomb Tests Christmas Island Nuclear Tests April 28 1958
Our Samoan Adventure - Robert Louis & Fanny Stevenson Kiribati-Extract- Astride the Equator by Fr Sabatier
Kiribati - Extract from a book by Sir Albert Ellis Jane's Kiribati Home Page
Solomon Islands  - Extract from The Malaita Massacre Jane's Solomon Islands Home Page
Aspects of Easter Island Aspects of Micronesia
Kiribati: Living at Canton Island, Phoenix Group Canton Island: Aerial Crossroads of the Sth. Pacific
Kiribati: Bue The Ancestor Kiribati: Origins, Culture, Language, Fishing, etc.
Oceania - Painting the Islands Vermilion Kiribati: Politics in Kiribati
Oceania Mythology - Australia Melanesia Postcards
Oceania Origins Melanesia Origins
Oceania Travel Jane's Oceania Travel Page
Indonesia - History and Early Culture Oceania Travel - Australia
Papua New Guinea-Rabaul Volcano Eruption 1937 New Zealand-Some Maori Legends
Kiribati - Aspects of Banaba History Tahiti History
Micronesia - Mariana Islands Hawaii - Aspects of History
Kiribati - Bully Hayes - Line Islands Ocean Island (Banaba)-Phosphate Picture Gallery
Nauru - Phosphate Picture Gallery Oceania Photographs - WWII - Parts 1, 2 & 3
Australia - A Short History Parts 1,2,3 Indonesia - History & Early Culture Part 2
Australia Home Page Polynesia - Planters And Their Products
Pohnpei - Nan Madol Bully Hayes - Final Years
Timor Home Page Hawaii Vintage Postcards
Kiribati Cultural Traditions Papua New Guinea - A Short History
Cook Islands Music Cook Islands Home Page
Ra'ivavae - Tahiti - A Short History Oceania - The Voyage of the Carl
Tahiti Visit - In The Strange South Seas Cook Islands Visit - Penrhyn
Tonga Visit - In The Strange South Seas Samoa - In The Strange South Seas
Indonesia - Traditional Java Wedding Niue Visit - In The Strange South Seas
Polynesia Chiefs - Rulers and Ruled Rarotonga Visit - In The Strange South Seas
Vanuatu (New Hebrides) - Tanna Visit Solomon Islands - Savo Visit
Australia - A Convict's Journey Melanesia Mission
New Zealand Visit Rotorua Visit - New Zealand
Kiribati - Christmas Island Bombers Kiribati - Christmas Island Photographs
Mangaia - Cook Islands Kiribati - Kiribati Protestant Church (K.P.C.)
Australia - Goldfields Australia - Postcards
Australia - Gold Coast Australia - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast
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My Wish
by Jane Resture
The frigate bird
The flying fish
It is time for us
To make a wish
 
And I wish for the sunrise
To be beautiful each time
With days that are perfect
And nights so sublime
 
And I wish for the sunset
To be like a long red sail
Each and every day
And you and I will always stay
Whatever we wish
Will surely come true
And I wish for happiness
For me and you
 
And I wish for the world
To live in peace
To live and love as one
To a simple beat
 
And I wish for us all
To have our lives full of love
Full of joy and happiness
And eternal love
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