Rarotonga, Vanua Mbalavu, 1934

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The notebook documents the work of J. Edward Hoffmeister in Rarotonga [Cook Islands] and Vanua Mbalavu [Fiji], while working for the Bernice P. Bishop Museum, 1934. The volume begins with a narrative description of Rarotonga's and Vanua Mbalavu's terrain and suppositions about how the islands formed. Entries are dated and describe fossils collected, routes traveled during field work, landmarks, geological observations, sketches, barometric readings, notes about photographs taken. Descriptions are sometimes organized by numbered location.

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  • Geology
  • Paleontology


  • Vanua Mbalavu Islan
  • Fiji
  • Rarotonga
  • Cook Islands


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-036

Collection name

J. Edward Hoffmeister papers, 1928, 1934, 1939

Physical Description

1 Field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 3