DOBES Archive

Tev_1
Menaga tapeako small rolls made of mashed tapioca mixed coconut oil
Eno_Aro_01
Occupation of Bougainville by the japanese between 1942 and 1944, the Teop people fled into the jungle, Americans, New Zealanders and Australians freed Bougainville
San_3
Vaaupee - boy´s initiation
Tev_4
menaga kepaa (2) little balls made of mashed taro cooked with coconut oil in a pot
Sii_05
Christian story for children. On a school excursion by boat a student misbehaves, he falls into the water and is rescued when he prays and regrets his behaviour.
Hel_4
kovata pauna bananas cooked in the fire
Tev_2
menaga tapeaku small rolls made of mashed tapioca mixed coconut oil
Val_3
Matabuu An orphan, called Matabuu, grows up with his grandparents who do not treat him well. He rund away. The grandmother searches for him. When she finds him, he climbs a kaoto-tree which bends over a lagoon full of sharks. In spite of the warning of his grandmother he jumps down into the lagoon and is killed by a shark. His blood splashes up and colours the leaves of the tree red. (the story includes songs)
Hel_4
kovata pauna bananas cooked in the fire
Daa_2
mate - death ceremonies and rituals observed when a chief has died
Tev_2
menaga tapeaku small rolls made of mashed tapioca mixed coconut oil
Daa_1
vavahio - marriage
Dev_1
recipe: aroaroina galip nuts cooked in a bamboo container, then mixed with mashed tapioca, in former times eaten with taro
Mor_4
material culture: canoe carving
Daa_2
mate - death ceremonies and rituals observed when a chief has died
Pur_5
Pusbie (kind of shell) A man from Namatoa in the mountains sees a woman living in a shell (pusbie) down below on the Teop Island. He goes down and catches the woman. They stay together but do not have children since the woman has not got a vagina. One day the man makes the woman climb a wild betel nut palm. While she is up, he inserts shells with sharp edges into the stem, and when she slides down the stem, she cuts her vagina open and they can have children. The wild betel nut palms still have a red stem.
Pur_7
Vaasin taono There was a stone which had the shape of a copulating couple. In the night naked women used to go there and hug the stone. The next day the stone crawled doown to the sea to wash off the "bad thing" of the women, which killed the fish.
Nan_2
Vaamaurata - girl´s initiation
Sia_01
During the Second World War a young man is treated very badly by his fellows. Simon Rigamo rescued him. (four other people present)