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Grimble, Arthur Overview. Publication Timeline. Most widely held works about Arthur Grimble. Most widely held works by Arthur Grimble. Return to the islands : life and legend in the Gilberts by Arthur Grimble Book 35 editions published between and in English and Finnish and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide " I did not see them again for seven years.
But that is another story. Sir Arthur returns, alone this time, not only to the friendship of the Gilbert and Ellice Islanders and to continue his instruction in etiquette at the hands of 'Movement of Clouds', who becomes his adopted daughter, but also to increased anxieties and responsibilities on Bannaba Ocean Island. Acting as resident Commissioner, Magistrate, and in charge of police and prisons, he has to intervene in the riots between the Gilbertese and Chinese labour force and to make arrests single-handed on the island of Arorae.
But the Gilbertese know him as a friend and support him faithfully and with affection, though sometimes not without merriment when he shows himself ignorant of the finer points of their code of behaviour.
On the 'guest mat' they tell of the forces that direct their lives, of the curse of Nakaa, of the boat that came home, of the tragedies following the outlawing of polygamy, and the way to 'the world's edge'.
What stands out again very clearly in this inspiring book is the charm, the humour and the childlike sincerity of the Gilbertese; the courage, modesty and humanity of the author; and their mutual trust and love.
Migrations, myth and magic from the Gilbert Islands: early writings of Sir Arthur Grimble by Arthur Grimble Book 16 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide This book is a collection of Arthur Grimble's field notes and early writings, brought together in book form with linking pieces and a large number of illustrations. There are chapters on cannibalism and head hunting, on astronomy and on many aspects of the lives of the Gilbertese people from birth to death.
Originally published in A pattern of islands by Arthur Grimble Book editions published between and in 8 languages and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide "The funny, charming and self-deprecating adventure story of a young man in the Pacific. Beyond the hilarious and frightening adventure stories, A Pattern of Islands is also a true testament to the life of these Pacific islanders.
Grimble collected stories from the last generation who could remember the full glory of the old pagan ways. This is anthropology with its hair down. We chose the islands; a six-year adventure in the Gilberts by Arthur Grimble Book 6 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Tungaru traditions : writings on the Atoll culture of the Gilbert Islands by Arthur Grimble Book 9 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide.
The book of Banaba : from the Maude and Grimble papers, and published works by Arthur Grimble Book 3 editions published in in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. The migrations of a Pandanus people, as traced from a preliminary study of food, food-traditions, and food-rituals in the Gilbert Islands by Arthur Grimble Book 11 editions published between and in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.
Migrations, myth and magic from the Gilbert Islands by Arthur Grimble Book 7 editions published in in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Gilbertese myths, legends and oral traditions by Arthur Grimble Book in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Insel der Geister : e.
Erlebnisbericht von d. Gilbert-Inseln by Arthur Grimble Book 2 editions published between and in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Instructions and hints to district officers, deputy commissioners, and sub-accountants by Arthur Grimble Book 3 editions published in in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. War finds its way to Gilbert Islands : United States forces dislodge Japanese from enchanted atolls which loom now as stepping stones along South Sea route from Australia to Hawaii by Arthur Grimble Book 2 editions published in in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.
Grimble devoted much of his spare time in the Gilberts to collecting the myths, legends and oral traditions of the local people. Le isole delle anime by Arthur Grimble Book 1 edition published in in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.
From birth to death in the Gilbert Islands by Arthur Grimble Book 3 editions published in in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Audience Level. Related Identities. Associated Subjects. Arthur Grimble British colonial governor. Author , Collector , Editor , Composer. DU, Project Page Feedback Known Problems.
Sir Arthur Grimble
He then went to France and Germany for postgraduate studies. After joining the Colonial Office in he became a cadet administrative officer in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands , of which he became Resident Commissioner in He remained in the islands until , after which he served as Governor of the Seychelles — and then of the Windward Islands — After retiring and moving to Britain in Grimble became a writer and broadcaster.
Grimble, Arthur 1888-1956
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Return To The Islands