Footage includes dance, the making of tapa cloth, and scenes around Apia and Tin Can Island.
- Creation Date
- circa 1926-1928
- Location Of Originals
This digital image is a surrogate of an item from the J. Edward Hoffmeister Papers (MSS 0231, Box 3, Folder 1).
- Physical Description
Black and white film, 16mm, 7" reels
Titles in film: University of Virginia - Scenes in the Tongan and Samoan Islands - By H.S. Ladd and J.E. Hoffmeister - University of Rochester ; A Tongan village and its people ; Girls do "laca-laca" or native dance ; Tapa, which is used for cloth, is made from inner bark of a tree ; The bark is cut in thin strips and beaten ; The widened strips are pasted together and a design put on ; Scenes at and near Apia, Samoa. Sliding rock ; Robert Louis Stevenson's grave is at top of this hill; Tincan Island or the Treasure Island of Stevenson's novel ; The mail is lowered over side of boat in tincan and natives swim for it from island
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- UC Regents
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"Fiji and Tonga, circa 1926-1928." J. Edward Hoffmeister Papers. MSS 0231. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
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