Resources on the Marshall Islands
Editor's Notebook Archive -- May 2000
by Dirk H.R. Spennemann


 
 

22 May 2000

Republic of the Marshall Islands vs. American Tobacco Company, Inc. (Decison 12-7-1998)
High Court of the Republic of the Marshall Islands

added to
Politics and the Economy

 
 

20 May 2000

Link of the day!
'Feeling lucky? Every day this link will take you to different part of this site!

added to
Site Home Page

 
 

19 May 2000

Audit Report on the Marshall Islands Development Bank, Republic of the Marshall Islands. (Report 99-i-952)
U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Inspector General, Division of Acquisition and Management Operations
HTML version

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Politics and the Economy

  
 
Audit Report on the Marshall Islands Development Bank, Republic of the Marshall Islands (Report 99-i-952)
U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Inspector General, Division of Acquisition and Management Operations
PDF version

added to
Politics and the Economy

  
 
Added Update Archive to reduce file size
of this page

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this page

 
 

18 May 2000

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. The Marshall Islands Human Rights Practices.
Reports by the US Department of State 1993-1999.
Contains reports for the years 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997,
1998, and 1999.

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Politics and the Economy

  
 
Update archive created

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this page

 
 

17 May 2000

Cultural heritage management of unexploded ammunition
Dirk H.R.Spennemann
The paper reviews the issues of unexploded ordnance removal at and near heritage sites and provides options for action, aimed at safe guarding life and property of visitors and heritage managers while at the same time not unduly impairing the heritage items.
Originally published in CRM Bulletin 21(8), 48-51, 1998.
[PDF document, courtesy US National Park Service]

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Culture and Society

  
 
Saving WWII Historic Sites. Metals Conservation Course in the Marshall Islands
David W. Look, . & Dirk H.R. Spennemann
Originally published in CRM Bulletin 16 (5), 22-24, 1993.
[PDF document, courtesy US National Park Service]

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Culture and Society

  
 
Apocalypse now?-the fate of World War II sites on the Central Pacific
Dirk H.R. Spennemann
Originally published in CRM Bulletin 15(2), 15-16, 1992.
[PDF document, courtesy US National Park Service]

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Culture and Society

 
 

16 May 2000

El Niño '92 - The dry side of life
poem by Rudolph von Scheven

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Literature

  
 
Visitor count exceeds 1000
 
 

15 May 2000

The Hermit Crab and the Needlefish
an oral tradition retold and illustrated by Jane Downing
An illustrated oral tradition originally developed as a an English reader for Marshallese schools.

added to
Literature

  
 
Added an Acknowledgements Page

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Site Home Page

  
 
Changed heightbars on counter display

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this page

 
 

14 May 2000

Losses of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard Vessels in the Marshall Islands during World War II, 7 December 1941-1 October 1945

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European History

  
 
Added more historic WWII photographs

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Individual atoll entries

  
 
Added more historic WWII photographs
Added are photographs of the Marshall Islands in general, as well as of Kwajalein, Majuro and Mile Atolls

added to
European History

 
 

13 May 2000

Shot Down over Jaluit in the Marshall Islands.
by Bob Seedorf
Eye-witness reminescences of events during WWII.

added to
European History

  
 
The Third Strike Against the Marshall Islands in WWII .
by Bob Seedorf
Eye-witness reminescences of events during WWII.

added to
European History

  
 
That Damned Torpedo.
by Bob Seedorf
Eye-witness reminescences of events during WWII.

added to
European History

 
 

12 May 2000

The Whale and the Sandpiper
an oral tradition retold and illustrated by Jane Downing
An illustrated oral tradition originally developed as a an English
reader for Marshallese schools.
html and illustrations updated

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Literature

 
 

11 May 2000

A list of the nuclear tests conducted on Bikini and Enewetak Atolls.

added to
European History

  
 
A Glossary of U.S. Naval Code Words with reference to the Marshall Islands.

added to
European History

  
 
List of Navy Codenames of Majuro Atoll

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Individual atoll entries

  
 
Added US Navy Code words to the various atoll records

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Individual atoll entries

 
 

10 May 2000

Redesigned the structure of the site, creating separate pages for European History and Literature

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Site Home Page

 
 

9 May 2000

A Short History of the People of Bikini Atoll.
by Jack Niedenthal
A detailed discussion of the history Bikini with special emphasis on the history of and following the nuclear testing on the atoll.

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Culture and Society

  
 
Updated and restructured the onwards links page.
Noteworthy are the links to the archives of NASA satellite and space shuttle images

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WWW Resources

 
 

8 May 2000

8-inch Coastal Defense Guns in Micronesia.
compiled by Dirk H.R. Spennemann
Discussion of the British, Italian and Japanese 8-inch Naval Guns and their Emplacements in Micronesia. Featured are the guns at Betio, Tarawa, Kiribati; Wake I, Marshall Islands, and Sapuk, Moen, Chuuk.

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Culture and Society

  
 
Information on the individual atolls of the
Marshall Islands
Atoll by atoll breakdown of geographical information, together with links to atoll specific papers as well as photos.

NOTE These pages will be continually updated. Updates will be notified on this page.

added to
Environment

  
 
Added new atoll link to the index file

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Site Home Page

  
 
Visitor counts exceeds 500
(counter installed since 17 Feb 2000.
 
 

5 May 2000

Historic Photos - US Navy Photos taken during World War II
Historic photos taken by the US Navy during World War II in the Marshall Islands.

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Culture and Society

  
 
Historic Photos - Nuclear Testing on US Navy Ships, Bikini Atoll 1946
Historic photos taken by the US Navy during World War II in the Marshall Islands.

added to
Culture and Society

 
 

4 May 2000

The wreck of the Libelle and other early European Visitors to Wake Island, Central Pacific
compiled by Dirk H.R. Spennemann
Wake Atoll, even though off the main shipping lines between Hawaii and the Philippines or HongKong had been a navigation hazard in the 19th century, largely because it was so low lying and thus hard to see, but also because it position had often been incorrectly reported. This paper details the early European history of the atoll and focuses on a shipwreck and the subsequent salvage events.

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Culture and Society

  
 
Traditional and modern house construction on the Marshall Islands
by Dirk H.R. Spennemann
Brief description of the traditional Marshallese architecture. Contains a list of terms used for houses and their parts.

added to
Culture and Society

  
 
Letao to America
an oral tradition told by Kelin
Letao continues his trickery in modern times. A good example of the endurance and continuing appeal of the mythological character.

added to
Culture and Society

  
 
Marketing a colonial Australian writer. The British and American Publishing History of Louis Becke (1859-1913). (Web-based Presentation)
by Dirk H.R. Spennemann
WARNING:
The slide show is quite heavy on images,
some of which may be slow to load.

added to
Culture and Society

  
 
Updated the onwards links page

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WWW Resources

 
 

3 May 2000

Hindcasting the Effects of Typhoons in Micronesia using German Colonial Records (Web-based Presentation)
by Dirk H.R. Spennemann
WARNING:
The slide show is quite heavy on images,
some of which may be slow to load.

added to
Environment

  
 
Investigations of a Grumman TBF "Avenger" aircraft submerged in Majuro Lagoon
by Dirk H.R. Spennemann
Description of the wreckage of an American torpedo plane on the bottom of the lagoon of Majuro Atoll.

added to
Culture and Society

 
 

2 May 2000

The Christmas Choir
by Jane Downing

added to
Culture and Society

  
 
Stormy Years. On the Association between the
El Niño/Southern Oscillation phenomenon
and the occurrence of typhoons in the Marshall Islands
by Dirk H.R. Spennemann and G Marschner
An analysis of the historic record of typhoons in the Marshall Islands has identified a significant association between the occurrence of the El Nio/Southern oscillation phenomenon (ENSO) and the occurrence of typhoons in the Marshall Islands. Whilst typhoons normally occur further to the east, the warming of the ocean waters around the Marshall Islands, as part of the ENSO phenomenon, generates typhoons further to the west.
The results suggest that typhoons are 2.6 times more likely to occur during ENSO years, with a 71% chance of a typhoon striking during an ENSO year, and only a 26% chance of one happening during a non-ENSO year. This has implications for planning and public safety, which the relevant authorities may wish to take note of.

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Environment

  
 
The Greenhouse Ark
by Jane Downing

added to
Culture and Society

  
 
Cultural Heritage Legislation of the
Republic of the Marshall Islands
compiled by Dirk H.R. Spennemann

added to
Politics and the Economy

  
 
Redesigned the onwards links page

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WWW Resources

 
 

1 May 2000

The Japanese seaplane base at Wotje Island,
Wotje Atoll
compiled by Dirk H.R. Spennemann
Brief description of the Japanese WWII defenses on Wotje.

added to
Culture and Society

  
 
Mili Island, Mili Atoll:
a brief overview of its WWII sites
compiled by Dirk H.R. Spennemann
Brief description of the Japanese WWII defenses on Mili.

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Culture and Society

  
 
Display the current date function added

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Time until end of month calculation
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