Sponsored trip with Heritage Expeditions to Melanesia "Secrets of Melanesia"
Leaving 18 October, 11 days from Honiara to Port Vila as ships' artist with Tim Flannery as guest scientist.
Henry presents a painting to Essau, (left) Mountain Chief of Malaita, Solomon Islands with Tim Flannery This is the first tourist contact, many thanks to Heritage Expeditions and Tim Flannery. We were so fortunate as the mountain people walked for a day to meet us. A peace deal was brokered in July 2018 due to Essau's vision . Tim Flannery represented the British and Australian citizens after a murdurous encounter as resisitance to tax collection in 1927. A huge loss of life on all sides has occurred for over 90 years. The Malaitan tribes are unified in setting up conservation areas in both the sea and on land. Two nights later a thought to be extinct giant rat was recaptured on a track camera. Previously only remembered by the elders.