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Graves of Mrs. Robert Boyd and Arthur Bernard Deacon
Skinner-Jones, Ann
Date Created and/or Issued
Summer 1981
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UC San Diego, The UC San Diego Library
Ann Skinner-Jones and Joan Larcom Photographs
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Skinner-Jones, Ann
Mrs. Robert Boyd, wife of South West Bay's first missionary, died a few months after Arthur Bernard Deacon. Her grave stone is on the left. There is something written on the stone in Ninde, the Mewun language. When the young woman in the photo was asked to translate what was written on the stone, she was not able to do so. When Chief Johnsin was asked about what was written on the stone, it prompted a tirade from him and other elders about the way young people are ruining their language, changing it so the older versions are barely understood by the youth.
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South West Bay (Malakula, Vanuatu)
Wintua (Malekula, Vanuatu)
Pacific Islands
Deacon, Arthur Bernard
Influences of Outsiders
South West Bay (Malakula, Vanuatu)
Wintua (Malekula, Vanuatu)
Pacific Islands

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