A Melanesian Experience
Brandon is an archivist who founded the nonprofit organization, Island Culture Archival Support, which is dedicated to helping cultural heritage organizations throughout the Pacific Islands.
When the French writer and poet, Andre Breton observed odd sculptures for the first time from Melanesia he wrote, “You frighten. You amaze.” The five Melanesian islands of Fiji, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu were places that were not supposed to be discovered. Explorers feared them. Missionaries were murdered on them. Colonists struggled to govern them...
Mr. Moonlight of the South Seas describes the adventurous life of American author Robert Dean Frisbie, who lived in South Seas from 1920 until his death in 1948. Although he is part of a long line of South Seas writers that began with Herman Melville and Robert Louis Stevenson, Frisbie managed to do what very few of these writers could do after going to the Pacific...
Island Culture Archival Support
Island Culture Archival Support (ICAS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of records pertaining to the cultural identity of island peoples in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia whose national and public archives, libraries, cultural centers, and business organizations are underprivileged, underfunded, and understaffed.