An expedition led by Jacob Roggeveen somewhat presumptuously renamed  Easter Island because it arrived on Easter Sunday, 5 April 1722. The people already living there prefer Te Pito o Te Henua, or nowadays, Rapa Nui. We visited at the climax of a 2500 mile voyage by reed boat in 2000: www.nickthorpe.co.uk/books/eight-men-and-a-duck/

An expedition led by Jacob Roggeveen somewhat presumptuously renamed Easter Island because it arrived on Easter Sunday, 5 April 1722. The people already living there prefer Te Pito o Te Henua, or nowadays, Rapa Nui. We visited at the climax of a 2500 mile voyage by reed boat in 2000: www.nickthorpe.co.uk/books/eight-men-and-a-duck/

Portrait and profile views of Juan Tepano, 1880s.   Engravings after the drawing of Hjalmar Stolpe, a Swedish ethnographer.

Portrait and profile views of Juan Tepano, 1880s. Engravings after the drawing of Hjalmar Stolpe, a Swedish ethnographer.

Pia (rapa nui) = Beer (english) = Mahina (original rapa nui beer)

Mahina Stout

Pia (rapa nui) = Beer (english) = Mahina (original rapa nui beer)

Go Beyond: Rapa Nui | Explora - Copyright © / Music by Diego Fontecilla [http://vimeo.com/61137465]

Go Beyond: Rapa Nui | Explora - Copyright © / Music by Diego Fontecilla [http://vimeo.com/61137465]


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Go Beyond: Rapa Nui | Explora - Copyright © / Music by Diego Fontecilla [http://vimeo.com/61137465]

Go Beyond: Rapa Nui | Explora - Copyright © / Music by Diego Fontecilla [http://vimeo.com/61137465]

explora Rapa Nui - A feast for the senses & repose for reason

explora Rapa Nui - A feast for the senses & repose for reason

Aquatic wonders  from Eastern Island   Conoce la biodiversidad marina de Rapa Nui por medio de este hermoso video de Oceana

Aquatic wonders from Eastern Island Conoce la biodiversidad marina de Rapa Nui por medio de este hermoso video de Oceana

Pacific migration routes - The ancestors of modern-day Māori made their way from the South-East Asian and Micronesian regions into what came to be known as Polynesia in the Pacific. They traveled northwards to Hawaii and to Rapanui (Easter Island) in the east. They also made their way to New Zealand.

Pacific migration routes - The ancestors of modern-day Māori made their way from the South-East Asian and Micronesian regions into what came to be known as Polynesia in the Pacific. They traveled northwards to Hawaii and to Rapanui (Easter Island) in the east. They also made their way to New Zealand.

Lapita find could spark more exploration in Fiji's north.  A chance find of Lapita pottery in Fiji's north last month is expected to spark further interest in the ancient people who settled islands in the Pacific. An example of Lapita pottery [Credit: RNZ/Veronika Meduna]

Lapita find could spark more exploration in Fiji's north. A chance find of Lapita pottery in Fiji's north last month is expected to spark further interest in the ancient people who settled islands in the Pacific. An example of Lapita pottery [Credit: RNZ/Veronika Meduna]

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