Photo and article about the ʻAlia from The Museum of Sāmoa
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A great photo and article about the ʻAlia from The Museum of Sāmoa Facebook page. The photo includes a rare look inside the cabin between the double hull. This would be the primary shelter for the Sāmoans during their voyages and migrations throughout the Pacific Ocean. The article also lists the names Kalia (Tonga) and Ndrua (Fiji) as their cultures had similar watercraft including this ship size/class (large double hull).
The Last ‘Alia, Samoa, c.1912-13 A photo of the fatafola (main deck) and fale fa’amanu’a (open cabin) of a traditional...Posted by The Museum of Samoa on Tuesday, October 20, 2020