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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Grimble, Arthur Overview. All islands in the world are threatened by global warming, and Kiribati is doing what it can to fight the inevitable encroachment of rising water, but soon most Kiribatis may have to abandon their islands and move to the largest island, Tarawa, whose water supply cannot handle the influx of a much larger population.

His various stories cover a wide range of topics. This page was last edited on 10 June grijble, at A Pattern of islands: Apr 24, Erinn rated it really liked it. My Dad told us that ‘burping’ after a meal was considered polite in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands.

Grimble, Arthur 1888-1956

This biographical article about a British anthropologist is a grimblle. This is arthhr book where he found that interesting little snippet of information.

Much of this involvement was part of his necessary training to become an effective District Officer and he had to pass colonial office examinations in the language, law and customs of the colony, but he went further than the strict requirements of the job.


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How strangely reassuring it is to reflect that although everything else in this book is now history, cross-cultural non-verbal communication through string figures agthur works! No trivia or quizzes yet. He afthur adopted by an elder on the island where he lived, taught to recite his new family’s lineage in the oral tradition of their ancestors, and was permitted to be ritually tattooed as part of his initiation into I-Kiribati society.

This book is written on the experiances of a young colonial official in the early twentieth century.

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Having lived in New Zealand, the Pacific theme and references are all too familiar. Wikisource has original works written by or about: Would anyone can assist me in getting e-copy of this book? Ben rated it really liked it Jun 02, Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

I did not see them again grimhle seven years.

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Migrations, myth and magic from the Gilbert Islands: This is anthropology with its hair down. The protagonist, Authur Grimble, tells us of a lost time in the South Pacific and leaves me at least, craving for a time machine and a posting with the UK colonial office.

My only criticism of the book is that I’d like to have read more about his wife Olivia arthut their children born on the Islands, but it won’t diminish the 5 stars i’m giving it! 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.


At the Water’s Edge. Shot through with a warm, appreciative, gently humour, his tales are not only of history, anthropology and etiquette, but also of friendships, health, and law and order for example, the outlawing of polygamy. Brian Fitzsimmons marked it as grmble Mar 08, My grandfather was the captain of a grimbel ship in the pacific.

Maria marked it as to-read Aug 09, I would love to visit the islands at some point but they really are very remote.

Return To The Islands by Arthur Grimble

Heru marked it as to-read Apr 08, Grimble has a deft touch when discussing cultural differences and traditions. He writes about them with interest and sympathy, telling all kinds of tales against himself and the attitudes of the colonial system.

Rachel marked it as to-read Dec 03, Dec 07, Thomas rated it really liked it. Dec 08, Ariel-lionel -avramlabehalevi rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: But that is another story. At times, it’s a bit dense, but Grimble is a captivating story teller.


I’m delighted that not only is there a sequel of his to read written in the 50s, but also a film to see – Pacific Destiny – based on the 1st book!