Welcome to The Pitcairn Project

Manava! Here you will find entries and soon other tools for exploring the history of tapa making on Pitcairn Islands. Tapa cloth is usually produced by women, and the story of tapa making by Tahitian women who accompanied the Bounty mutineers in recreating a human society on the islands beginning in 1790 is a critical one for understanding women’s history in the Pacific.
This project is being undertaken by Masters in Museum and Heritage Studies and History Honours students here at the University of Sydney. We welcome your thoughts and feedback!

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  1. I was wondering if The Pitcairn Project still active? I have been been working in this area for about two or three years. I am looking for contacts in Sydney or Canberra as a home base for a semester long sabbatical.

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