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Colonialism, Maasina Rule, and the Origins of Malaitan Kastom$
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David W. Akin

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780824838140

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824838140.001.0001

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Gains and Losses

Gains and Losses

(p.327) Chapter 9 Gains and Losses
Colonialism, Maasina Rule, and the Origins of Malaitan Kastom

David W. Akin

University of Hawai'i Press

This concluding chapter asserts that the general consensus in writings about Maasina Rule has been that it was largely a failure and that Malaitans in the end resubmitted to government rule. Many authors have credited Gregory-Smith's mid-1950 release of the head chiefs—conceived as a conciliatory gesture to a movement already dying—with ending serious resistance. No one has told of the full breadth and perseverance of Malaitans' refusal to be dominated and dictated to by the government, of colonial officers' despair at their inability to reimpose control or find resolution, or of the pressure Stanley, Andersen, and others felt in the last half of 1952 to compromise and finally accede to Malaitan demands that the government had rejected for so long.

Keywords:   Maasina Rule, Gregory-Smith, Malaitans, colonial officers

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