Collection MS 1001 - Writings

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AU PMB MS 1001




  • 1967 - 1987 (Creation)

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1 reel; 35mm microfilm

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Before joining the South Pacific Commission as Director of Programmes, Jon Jonassen was Secretary for Foreign Affairs in the Cook Islands Government. Born in 1949 and educated in the Cook Islands, New Zealand and Hawaii, he has always been greatly interested in Pacific Island traditional music and dance and in family history. These interests are reflected in the present collection of his writings.

The reel contains three items:
1. The Betela Dance Troupe through the years: a series of 9 articles written by Jon Jonassen for the Photo News (Rarotonga, Cook Islands) issues 23 Oct., 30 Oct., 6 Nov., 13 Nov., 27 Nov., 4 Dec., 11 Dec., 18 Dec., 1976. 20 pages
2. Early immigrants to the Cook Islands: Nicholas (History and genealogy of the Nicholas family, from Albert John Nicholas 1813-1888 to Diya Moana Nicholas-Tarip, born 1955, wife of Jon Jonassen) - compiled by Jon Jonassen, 1986. Pages iv, 20, charts 8 - 13.
3. Original compositions, Volume 1: (Words and guitar chords of songs composed between 1967-1987 in Cook Islands Maori, English, French Polynesian and other Pacific Islands languages, Japanese etc.) - includes audio cassette publicity material, microfilmed from photocopied handwritten original. Pages v, 100, 8.

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(1988) c/- Jon Jonassen, South Pacific Commission, BP D5, Noumea Cedex - New Caledonia

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