“We had a little ceremony where we burnt her clothes.”


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Husband and wife, Geoffrey and Jane Smith, discuss the profound experience they had when visiting  Tanna Island in French Polynesia and discovering Janes mother’s people.

Recorded in Bundaberg, Queensland


  1. good one !most enjoyable

  2. Natalie Petersen says:

    What a beautiful tribute to your mother Jane, this story highlights for me how important it is to know where you come from – amazing to find relations of families that live here, I love how small the world becomes when that connection happens.

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