Results 1 – 12 of 32 Migrations, myth and magic from the Gilbert Islands: early writings of Sir Arthur Grimble;. by Grimble, Arthur Francis Grimble, Rosemary. Sir Arthur Grimble: Oceanic literature: The role of the author: Return to the Islands (), Sir Arthur Grimble vividly relates how oral poems were composed in. Arthur Grimble (–). Writer. + Add or change photo on IMDbPro». Contribute to IMDb. Add a bio, trivia, and more. Update information for Arthur Grimble.

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But more important is the life of the islanders, their customs and beliefs which are fully reflected here, and as a man of Mataang, a white man, Grimble was often called upon to set things straight.

The younger generation would tender presents to their elders on Christmas Day, arthhur would return the compliment on Twelfth Night.

Return to Book Page. Grimble recounts through events, with rare clarity, honesty, acute observation, and humility, just how the British administered these islands. 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.


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. See if you have enough points for this item. He writes about them with interest and sympathy, telling all kinds of tales against himself and the attitudes of the colonial system.


This is an end of empire story that is in serious danger of giving colonialism a good name. 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 5 editions published in in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. 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.

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Dec 07, Thomas rated it liked it. Aug 04, Daniel Foster rated it it was amazing. Charming story of a time long past when the English held sway over many parts of the world. Thanks for telling us about the problem. His adventures dealing with storms, unusual food, native customs, Pacific flora and fauna, and bureaucratic bosses are the tales of a life quite unlike most in the west will ever experience.

Ben rated it really liked it Jun 02, Apr 09, Kirsty Carslaw rated it it was amazing. I liked Arthur Grimble and his book. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

His lucid grimbpe witty style makes this book unforgettable after almost half a century! The review must be at least 50 characters long. But the Gilbertese know him girmble 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.


The Girl in the Spider’s Web. There are even ghost stories and ghastly tales about octopus hunting.

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His sympathy and understanding of the Gilbert’s culture and myths shows the best of the colonial administration. The Woman in Cabin All the more reason to read this very enjoyable, well-written, humorous account of the Pacific of long ago.

I wonder what he would make of those changes. Tamsin rated it really liked it Feb 19, This is anthropology with its hair down. In my geimble i can only make payment through Bank Transfers TT and Western union but xrthur is that this is not acceptable in their griimble method options. His work is only matched or close arthurr H E Maude. In a film Pacific Destiny was based on his experiences. NowI suppose this book could be appropriately shelved as anthropology although it was not written Well it took me thirty years or more to get around to reading this little treasure of a book which had sat on my bookshelves through many moves.

Grimble was very interested in Gilbertese mythology and looks upon their religious beliefs with interest.

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