Polynesian cultural figures are known for their polytheism and their devotion to a pantheon of deities.
The islanders also follow a polytheistic religion, which sees their deities and their land as one whole, as well as being one people.
They believe that the land is a shared home, and that the gods come and go throughout the year.
“I’ve been here for almost 30 years and I’ve never seen a single idol, or a single temple, not even a single one that I can remember,” Mr Tame says.
Polynesia’s cultural heritage is also highly diverse.
It encompasses a wide range of languages, religions and cultures.
The people who live here can speak many different languages.
But many of them are native speakers of Polynes’ indigenous languages, including Hawaiian, Hāni and Māori, as are some of the islands’ indigenous peoples.
“They’re very close-knit and very close knit in the way they think about life and their place in the world,” Mr O’Neill says.
The idea of a polysacred homeland Mr O`Neill is not the first to raise the idea of the islanders having an “ecological” place in their own world.
A report in The Sunday Times magazine in 2012 noted that the Polyneses’ island of Molokai is home to an ancient, diverse and powerful culture, and its traditional medicine is practiced on the island.
The author, Stephen Beale, wrote: “It is the best example of an indigenous culture that is still alive today.”
The report also noted that Molokakians believed in “a god” who had a “very close relationship with the land”.
“The god has the ability to control the weather, and he has control over the land and he’s very good at controlling the weather,” Mr Beale said.
The same culture has also been a focus for researchers and writers in recent years.
“We need to understand what the Polynesia people are doing and where they’re going,” Mr Kealoha says.
“The Polynesas are living in a time where they need to live in a different world.”
Mr O�Neill agrees, saying: “You can’t just take the culture of one culture and say it’s universal.”
Polynesia is a vast land and a very different world to Australia.
It is a place where people can grow up and live in the same way they did a century ago.
It has an older culture, too.
It was one of the first countries in the Pacific to colonise New Zealand and Australia.
“It’s a very unique place to be,” Mr Wainwright says.