Showing posts with label Ndendo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ndendo. Show all posts

Monday, February 10, 2014

World vision - one year on

World Vision implemented relief and long term recovery projects to help the families get their lives back to normal. Projects focus on children’s development, providing access to clean water and improved hygiene, and establishing an Emergency Radio project.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Overview of the shakey isle Ndendo

A devastating earthquake and tsunami struck the province in February 2013, killing nine people and causing widespread destruction to villages and homes on the west coast near Lata.

From the site:
Between 3rd and 8th February there have been 155 shocks greater than 4.6 from this area:

This area is defined by Latitude 10.718 S to 10.852 S and Longitude 164.228 E to 166.784 E.
  • One that caused the tsunami (8)
  • Three shocks 7 to <8
  • Seven shocks 6 to <7
  • Ninety shocks 5 to <6

Details with links in spreadsheet form:

Ndendo is a mostly a rocky outcrop with thin soils so it should have few problems with soil liquefaction. This problem comes with lots and lots of aftershocks and is at its worst on floodplains like the area around Christchurch. But people in Temotu Province should still be very careful around places known to have deep soil.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Local History - Visit in 1595

From wikipedia

Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira was not until 8 September 1595 that they sighted land again, this time the island of Nendo, which they named "Santa Cruz". The Santa Ysabel had disappeared, however, and despite searches by the two smaller vessels, it could not be found.

Arriving at what is now Graciosa Bay, a settlement was commenced. Relations with local islanders and their chief Malope started well, with food provided and assistance in constructing buildings.

However, morale amongst the Spanish was low and sickness (almost certainly malaria) was rife. An argumentative old soldier, Pedro Merino Manrique was murdered at the orders of, and in front of Mendaña, and shortly afterwards, Malope was killed by soldiers. Relations with the Islanders soon worsened.

Wracked by internal divisions and an increasing death toll, the settlement began to fall apart. Mendaña himself died on 18 October 1595, leaving his wife as heir and governor, her brother Lorenzo as captain-general. 

On 30 October, the decision was made to abandon the settlement. When the three ships departed on 18 November 1595, forty-seven people had died in the space of one month.

James Graham Goodenough

Captain James Graham Goodenough CB CMG (3 December 1830 – 20 August 1875) died aboard HMS Pearl off the coast of Australia from wounds inflicted from poisoned arrows in an attack by natives of the Santa Cruz Islands.

From: Australian Dictionary of Biography

His duties included the maintenance of law and order among British subjects in the Pacific and control of their relations with indigenous peoples. On 12 August 1875 while trying to conciliate natives on Carlisle Bay in the Santa Cruz Islands he and others of his party were wounded by poisoned arrows. He refused 'to allow a single life to be taken in retaliation', although some huts were burnt. Tetanus set in and, after gallantly bidding farewell to the ship's company, Goodenough died on 20 August in the Pearl, 500 miles (805 km) from Sydney.

He was buried in the cemetery of St Thomas's Church of England, North Sydney, between two of his men.


There are a lot of things that can go wrong travelling, there are more things that can go wrong travelling to surf.
Feel free to contact the contributors for more information before setting out to do a trip to here or similar areas. Get information and remember that you, and only you, are responsible for what happens to you.