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A volcano and its people

19 Sep 2014
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The essay revists the 1994 eruption of the Rabaul volcano, which led to the destruction of the town of Rabaul and of numerous villages on the Gazelle Peninsula, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. The 1994 catastrophe was significant on account of its sheer size. But it was also remarkable because it caused relatively few casualties; it led to the displacement Rabaul, which had been on the cards since the last major eruption in 1937; and it led to a forced exodus of people characterised as vaira, or foreigners.

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2014
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