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Maasina Rule and the Government

David W. Akin

in Colonialism, Maasina Rule, and the Origins of Malaitan Kastom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838140
eISBN:
9780824870874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838140.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter describes Maasina Rule's influence across Malaita. As 1945 progressed, emissaries carried the movement over the island, melding with other new political groups, and an overarching ... More


Attrition and Compromise

David W. Akin

in Colonialism, Maasina Rule, and the Origins of Malaitan Kastom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838140
eISBN:
9780824870874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838140.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter argues that as 1949 drew to a close, operations to suppress Maasina Rule had been disappointing: a few men had agreed to labor on shorter term contracts, and if many Malaitans now saw ... More


Gains and Losses

David W. Akin

in Colonialism, Maasina Rule, and the Origins of Malaitan Kastom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838140
eISBN:
9780824870874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838140.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This concluding chapter asserts that the general consensus in writings about Maasina Rule has been that it was largely a failure and that Malaitans in the end resubmitted to government rule. Many ... More


Colonialism, Maasina Rule, and the Origins of Malaitan Kastom

David W. Akin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838140
eISBN:
9780824870874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838140.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This book is a political history of the island of Malaita in the British Solomon Islands' Protectorate from 1927, when the last violent resistance to colonial rule was crushed, to 1953 and the ... More


Introduction

David W. Akin

in Colonialism, Maasina Rule, and the Origins of Malaitan Kastom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838140
eISBN:
9780824870874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838140.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This introductory chapter focuses on Maasina Rule, a political movement that sought to bring about that change in Malaita, and the movement's core ideology, known by the Solomon Islands Pijin term ... More


Early Native Administration: Coping with Custom

David W. Akin

in Colonialism, Maasina Rule, and the Origins of Malaitan Kastom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838140
eISBN:
9780824870874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838140.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter describes the early native administration of Malaita. The 1930s on Malaita are often perceived as a political lull between transformative events. As the decade began, the last violent ... More


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