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The Atoll of Funafuti, Ellice group : its zoology, botany, ethnology and general structure based on collections made by Charles Hedley of the Australian Museum, Sydney, N.S.W.



The fish-hooks used by the Ellice Islanders may conveniently be grouped under three heads; firstly, those made in one piece and used baited in the ordinary way, secondly, those made with page 265separate barb and shank, baited and sunk for deep sea fish, and thirdly, those also made of two separate pieces but trailed unbaited on the surface. The two latter types, highly specialised forms, are still in common use, but the former more generalised pattern has been entirely superseded by European metal hooks. The Octopus bait of stone and cowry shells, so frequently used in Polynesia was not seen by me on Funafuti, though Lister records it from Fakaafu.