From Donald Crowe's Summer 1990 trip to Tonga: on top you see the interior of the Tokaima'ananga Tongan Methodist Congregation church (in Otara, New Zealand), complete with rafter lashings made by Tongan master Tamale of Niutoua (right); at bottom you see the Methodist church at Pelehake and its similarly decorated interior. More details and photos are available in Professor Crowe's electronic article (Visual Mathematics, v. 3, n. 2, 2001) and paper on "Tongan symmetries" (Science of Pacific Island Peoples, Part IV, Education, Language, Patterns and Policy, edited by J. Morrison, P. Garaghty, and L. Crowl, Suva: Institute of Pacific Studies, 1994).




Photos taken by Donald W. Crowe, Summer 1990