“Tin-Can Island” Comes To Life

The island of Niuafoʻou (meaning “many new coconuts”) is the most northerly island in the kingdom of Tonga. It has been an active volcano for thousands of years. The 1946 eruption was a particularly violent one and in December 1946 Niuafoʻou’s inhabitants were evacuated and resettled on the island of ʻEua. ʻEua and Niuafoʻou share many place names, showing where the resettlers went to. This selection talks about the return of the first groups of inhabitants in 1958, here in Anniversary Gregg by yours truly.

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  1. This is very interesting.  I am new to this site and trying to relearn/review my shorthand.  I use mostly Diamond Jubilee and some Simplified. Your articles are great for learning the other versions.  

    Thank you. 

    Sylvia Labeda



    1. Awesome Sylvia! I also encourage people to read the Anniversary selections even if you haven't learned it formally. It's a good way to get acquainted with it and expand your shorthand vocabulary. The penmanship selections are also written in Anniversary, so you can start by reading those for sure.

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