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In Magazines & Journals

2023. Hills, J., Chand, K., George, M., Huffer, E., Kruger, J., Samuwai, J., Soapi, K., and Smith, A., "Blue Heritage in the Blue Pacific" The Palgrave Handbook of Blue Heritage  Eds. R Boswell, D OʻKane, J. Hills.  Palgrave Macmillan ch. 16,  pp 273-281   ISBN 978-3-030-99346-7    ISBN 978-3-030-99347-4 (ebook)

2023. Nuttall, Penny, George, Frain.  Ed: Paul DʻArcy. “Ancient Voyaging Capacity and Technology in the Pacific.”  The Cambridge History of the Pacific Ocean. January publication.

2022. George, M. “A Dynamic Pathway and Two Fences: Learning to Read An Interisland Swell Pattern. Royal Institute of Navigation News. pp 21 – 25. Nov./Dec.

2021. UNESCO Indigenous Knowledge and Knowledge Transmission: ANCESTRAL VOYAGING KNOWLEDGE IN OCEANIA: Pacific Womenʻs Knowledge.


2021. UNESCO Indigenous Knowledge and Knowledge Transmission:

ANCESTRAL VOYAGING KNOWLEDGE IN OCEANIA: Mobilizing Indigenous Knowledge for People, Ocean, Biodiversity and Climate.

2019. George, M. “Canoe House” Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World – Australasia and Oceania

2014. Feinberg, R. and George M. “Seafaring in Polynesian Outliers,” in R. Feinberg and R. Scaglion (eds), Polynesian Outliers: The State of the Art, Ethnology Monographs 21. Pittsburg, PA: University of Pittsburg

2012. George, M. July, “Polynesian Navigation and Te Lapa – the Flashing” in Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture, Volume 5—Issue 2.  pp. 135–174.  Berg:N.J.

  • HOLAU KAVEIA. 2012. Marianne "Mimi" George. originally posted on 

  • THE RETURN OF LATA. Dr. Mimi George and Te Aliki Koloso Kaveia. Sailing New Zealand. Vol. 38, July, 1999 

  • STONE AGE SAILS, SPACE AGE SHAPES, ANCIENT WISDOM. Gordon Grant. Canoe and Kayak Magazine.December 1998 p. 14.


  • RESCUING ANCIENT SKILLS. Pauline Walker. Pacific Islands Monthly.  September 1998, p. 52.


In Newspapers

 The Solomon Star  (Honiara)

  • 2 June, 1998, p. 2 Group on exchange project to Hawaii by Francis S. Pituvaka

  • 5 June, 1998, p. 10  Duff Islanders revive canoe buiding…elders pass on seagoing lore, by Francis S. Pituvaka

  • 10 June, 1998, Duff Islanders visit Hawaii by Francis S. Pituvaka

  • 19 August, 1998, p. 5 (2 articles): Memorable day for Duff Islanders and Chief confident with Vaka Taumako

  • 30 June, 1998, p. 4, Letter to the editor by Luke Ogrady Vakawi

  • 2017 Holau Ndeni

  • 2017 Holau Vanuatu

  • 2018 Taiwan

  • 2018 Holau Vanuatu

 The Island Sun (Honiara)

xxxxx 2017



 The Garden Island News  (Kaua’i)

  • 4 February, 1998, Program sails into making Taumako canoes

  • 19 June, 1998, Taumako chief links Kaua’i to distant heritage, by Brandon Sprague

  • 18 September, 1998, Canoe project draws Kaua’i interest

  • 4 February, 1999, Video re-lives maiden voyage of the Vaka Taumako, by Anne E. O’Malley

  • 10 June, 1999, Canoe springs from the forest

  • 12 August, 2000, by Healani Waiwai’ole

  • 29 November, 2000, by Healani Waiwai’ole

  • 26 April, 2007, Kaua`i Museum explores tradition of voyaging canoes by Keya Keita

  • 2018

  • 2019

  • 2020


 The Honolulu Advertiser

  • October 1995, Canoe-building Culture Tries to Survive by Jan TenBruggencate

  • 12 November, 1997, Islanders Revive Canoe-Building by Jan TenBruggencate

  • 14 September, 1998, Navigator Journeys Back in Time by Jan TenBruggencate

  • 7 June, 1999, Chiefs Offer Kauai Canoe as Thanks by Jan TenBruggencate

  • 7 January 2002, Kaua’i Canoe-Building Effort Revived by Jan TenBruggencate


         The Kauai Times

  • 11 September, 1996, Anthropologist Seeks Support for Polynesian Canoe Project by Susan Dixon

  • 5 April, 1997, Traditional Solomon Designs Made for a Traditional Canoe

  • 9 August, 1997, Taumako Set to Launch Canoes

  • 18 October, 1997, Taumako Voyaging Canoe Sails

  • 15 May, 1999, Voyaging Canoe Builders Share Skills with Kaua’i by Healani Waiwai’ole

  • 28 April, 2007, Sailing with Lata: Kaua’i Museum Opening


    Kauai Island Monthly

  • 7 November, 2003, p. 2, Blue Water Sailing Aboard Gryphon by Anne E. O’Malley — Dr. Mimi George “talks story” about adventures aboard the Yacht Gryphon.

   * Ka`u Landing



  • Blue Heritage in the Blue Pacific, 2022
    Jeremy Hills, Kevin Chand, Mimi George, Elise Huffer, Jens Kruger, Jale Samuwai, Katy Soapi, and Anita Smith.  The Palgrave Handbook of Blue Heritage. p. 273-302

  • 2021 in press: Ancient Voyaging Technology and Capacity in the Pacific. Peter Nuttall, Simon Penny, Marianne "Mimi" George, Sylvia Frain. CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN. Ed. Paul DʻArcy. (LINK WILL BE ACTIVATED WHEN PUBLISHED IN 2022)

  • Heirs of Lata M. George. VAKA MOANA: VOYAGES OF THE ANCESTORS, THE DISCOVERY AND SETTLEMENT OF THE PACIFIC. 2007. Ed. Howe .  Auckland War Memorial Museum  & U. of Hawaii Press,    p. 128  and  p. xxx.



Sailing with Lata: The Original Polynesian Voyager April 28, 2007 – October 31, 2007 at Kaua’i Museum, Lihu’e, Hawai’I, 96766, USA

Simulation Hall of California Maritime Academy. 2005 - 2020

California State University at Chico. 2016  Anthropology Museum exhibit



German National TV (ZDF) production “Polynesien Nomaden der Sudsee” for German television 2003  (N.B.: They made up their own silly story even though a real story had been agreed on. They never gave us the footage they promised.  But in the film there is some lovely footage of Taumako vessels and community members.)

Voyagers. Castaways.  BBC 2009. *N.B.: This film is mainly about animals and plants that moved across the ocean to islands. The title "Castaways" is not appropriate as description of the worldʻs most successful voyagers, whose heirs (practitioners of ancient navigational knowledge) have shown again and again how intentional and effective their methods are.

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