Welcome to the expeditionary blog for Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia. Way back in 2010, I set out on an 8-week research trip across the Pacific, accompanied by my husband and three sons. The idea was to see as much of Polynesia as we could possibly manage, and to visit a number of important sites.
It was an amazing journey, and I owe a major debt of gratitude to both the National Endowment for the Arts and the Australia Council for the pair of writer’s fellowships that made the whole thing possible. The book that came out of this remarkable experience will be published in March, 2019 and is now available for preorder. But if you’d like the follow the story of the initial journey, you can start your travels here by navigating to the first post in the blog: