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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 64

Western Polynesia

Western Polynesia.

New Hebrides. 30 Native Chiefs Hurricanes frequent and severe Unhealthy islands. Havannah harbour good. Williams murdered at Erromanga, 1839. Sandal wood discovered, 1828.
Banks Island Native Chiefs Mota Island, head quarters of Melanesian Mission.
Santa Cruz Islds. Native Chiefs La Perouse lost, 1788. Bishop Patteson murdered, 1871. Commodore Goodenough, 1875. Numerous & savage population.
Loyalty Islands Native Chiefs France claims control over the group.
New Caledonia *10,000 French, 1853 Natives resemble Tasmanian Aborigines (now extinct). Ruins of ancient roads and aqueducts.
Solomon Islands Native Chiefs A magnificent group. Superficial area about 14,000 square miles. Great cannibals. Crocodiles seen upon Ysabel.
New Ireland Native Chiefs A large and beautiful island. Numerous and contented population.
New Britain Native Chiefs M. D'Urville (1827) much struck with its value and beauty. Numerous population.
Admiralty Islds. Native Chiefs Thickly populated. Cocoa-nut abundant.
Louisade Islands Native Chiefs Very ferocious Natives.
New Guinea Native Chiefs In 1828 the Dutch took possession of a little south-west territory, but afterwards abandoned it. They still retain the Arron Islands, lying to the south-west, and containing about 60,000 inhabitants.