John Frum Movement, Tanna Island - John Seach


Tafea Province, Vanuatu

John Frum Movement is an example of a Melanesian contact culture. It is not a cult, nor about cargo, despite popular belief from outsiders. The movement is about a return to custom.

John Frum movement began in the early 1930's, and is not a cargo cult related to World War II as is regularly stated.

The centre of John Frum is at two villages on the NE side of Yasur volcano. After the draining of Lake Siwi the movement split into two factions.

John Frum, Tanna
John Frum village dancing, Tanna Island, Vanuatu

John Seach operates daily tours to Yasur Volcano, and John Frum villages.