Titiana Village, Ghizo Island, Solomon Islands

A typical home (raised on stilts) in Titiana Village, Ghizo Island, Solomon Islands

A typical home (raised on stilts) in Titiana Village, Ghizo Island, Solomon Islands

 

Titiana Village is somewhat unusual in the Solomon Islands – part of Melanesia – as after World War II the British brought down Micronesian workers from the Gilbert Islands for their coconut plantations on Ghizo Island, housing them in Titiana.  The children of the village performed some traditional dances for us during our morning visit.

 

The Micronesian grandparents of many residents of current Titiana Village, Ghizo Island, Solomon Islands, were brought down from the Gilbert Islands to work for the British on the coconu

The Micronesian grandparents of many residents of current Titiana Village, Ghizo Island, Solomon Islands, were brought down from the Gilbert Islands to work for the British on the coconut plantation that was the main industry of the Melanesian island

 

Young dancers relaxing before their performance for us in Titiana Village, Ghizo Island, Solomon Islands

Young dancers relaxing before their performance for us in Titiana Village, Ghizo Island, Solomon Islands

The girls who danced to the rhythmic (hand) drumming of the adults on a raised platform, nearby, spanned a wide age range, Titiana Village, Ghizo Island, Solomon Islands

The girls who danced to the rhythmic (hand) drumming of the adults on a raised platform, nearby, spanned a wide age range, Titiana Village, Ghizo Island, Solomon Islands

 

 

Many of the villagers joined our group of about 30 from the ship to watch the traditional dances by the children, Titiana Village, Ghizo Island, Solomon Islands

Many of the villagers joined our group of about 30 from the ship to watch the traditional dances by the children, Titiana Village, Ghizo Island, Solomon Islands

 

These kids were quite enthralled by the dancing, Titiana Village, Ghizo Island, Solomon Islands

These kids were quite enthralled by the dancing, Titiana Village, Ghizo Island, Solomon Islands

 

This “upscale” house has a corrugated metal roof – these are typically not in the center of the village, to minimize damage in a severe storm if the metal roof is blown off by high

This “upscale” house has a corrugated metal roof – these are typically not in the center of the village, to minimize damage in a severe storm if the metal roof is blown off by high winds, Titiana Village, Ghizo Island, Solomon Islands

 

These kids wished us a warm farewell, sitting on the back of one of our transport 4-wheel drive trucks with seats for us in the cargo area, Titiana Village, Ghizo Island, Solomon Islands

These kids wished us a warm farewell, sitting on the back of one of our transport 4-wheel drive trucks with seats for us in the cargo area, Titiana Village, Ghizo Island, Solomon Islands

 

2 thoughts on “Titiana Village, Ghizo Island, Solomon Islands

  1. Rich,

    I am having lunch next month with a friend who spent two years in the Solomon Islands as country director for the Peace Corps program there. Good duty!

    Paul

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