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My Consulate in Samoa (Colonial History) by W.B. Churchward

Author: W.B. Churchward
Book title: My Consulate in Samoa (Colonial History)
ISBN10: 0712905227
ISBN13: 978-0712905220
Publisher: Dawsons Pall Mall; Facsimile of 1887 ed edition (December 1971)
Language: English
Pages: 415
Size PDF: 1888 kb
Size FB2: 1909 kb
Size ePUB: 1215 kb
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My Consulate in Samoa (Colonial History) by W.B. Churchward

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. Description of Group--Savaii--Mountain Streams--Food-trees --Productions--White Traders--Beachcombers--Having a Baby--Savaii Squires--Monkey Jack--Upolu--Daybreak from the Lagoon -- Harbours--Tutuila--Leono--ltoman Catholic Church--London Mission Premises--Blow-holes-- Massacre Bay--Manua-a Group--The King of Manua-a-- Manono and Apolima. The Samoan or Navigation group consists of an extended chain of islands, eight in number, lofty, and of volcanic formation, varying in area from seven to seven hundred square miles. They are, in fact, a line of extinct volcanoes, of the beauty and fertility of which no one can form a true estimate without a personal visit. They lie between the latitudes of 13° 30' and 14° 30' south, and the longitudes of 169° 24' and 172° 50' west. An imaginary line drawn through the centres of the principal islands would be about west by north. Upolu, the middle of the three principal ones, although smaller in area than its westernmost neighbour, Savaii, is the most important of the entire group, being not only the centre of European and THE NAVIGATORS' ISLANDS. 47 American commerce for Samoa, but also the collecting port for all the adjacent islands, from whence numerous small craft are continually bringing produce for exportation to Europe or the United States. Upolu is separated from Savaii by a channel about eight miles in width; whilst to the eastward lies the lovely island of Tutuila, about 40 miles away as nearly as possible on the continuation of the imaginary central line. Extending this line still farther to the east, it would not be very far from hitting off, at a distance of about sixty miles, a small group of three islands, known collectively under the name of Manua-a, from whence, as Samoa...

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