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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.



An excellent broom, "salu," is made from a couple of hundred of the stiff mid-ribs of the coconut frond pinnules, stripped, dried, page 293and tied together at the proximal end (fig. 57). Its weight is fifteen ounces, length a yard, and diameter of the handle. an inch and a half. Not only the interior of the houses but all the village streets are regularly swept by the women, and kept neat and tidy. Many Europeans might copy with advantage from Funafuti; indeed during a residence of some years in the South of Europe I never met a French or Italian village where cleanliness was so thoroughly enforced.
Fig. 57

Fig. 57