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SEMON'S RESEARCHES IN AUSTRALIA.

inmates are under the supervision of an elderly man, and their admission to this home, of youthful celibates is attended with considerable

PSM V52 D045 Papuan lake dwellings with a lakatoi under sail.jpg
Papuan Lake Dwellings, with a Lakatoi under Sail in the Background.

ceremony, when they are invested with a narrow girdle belt ("ihavuri"), which makes their waists look as slender as that of a