In his talk entitled "Early German Settlers in the Pacific and their Descendants," Professor James Bade will be concentrating on the lives of the settlers in New Zealand, Samoa and Tonga, and what their offspring have been up to since the late 1800s. According to Dr. Bade, the descendants of these German settlers in Tonga for example, are found not just in Tonga but throughout the world, principally in New Zealand, Australia, the United States, Samoa, and Germany, and many have become well-known names in their fields.
The talk is co-sponsored by the History Department, Center for Pacific Islands Studies, and the department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literature. The talk will be at the History Library, Sakamaki A-201 on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.