Occasional Papers of Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Volume 6

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Bishop Museum Press, 1918 - Botany

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Page 238 - Human hair for cord was not uncommon in these islands, although its principal use was in ornamentation. Since he made no special mention of the pattern, it is to be assumed that the Hawaiian sling of his description resembled in form those he had seen in Southern Polynesia. Of the latter, he gives the following details, intended to apply to the southern groups in general : "The most dangerous missile was the uriti or stone, from the ma or sling. The latter was prepared with great care, and made with...
Page 61 - Pele, the goddess of the volcano, came down from Kirauea, to witness the sport. She stood on the top of the hill, in the form of a woman, and challenged Kahavari to slide with her. He accepted the offer, and they set off together down the hill. Pele, less acquainted with the art of balancing herself on the narrow sledge than her rival, was beaten, and Kahavari was applauded by the spectators as he returned up the side of the hill. Before they started again, Pele asked him to give her his papa.
Page 70 - Deutschen Marianen. Leipzig, 1913. Pulsford, E. — Special record of the proceedings of the Geographical Society of Australasia in fitting out and starting the exploratory expedition to New Guinea. Sydney, 1885. Rambles at the antipodes. London, 1859. Range, F.- -Literarischer sortiments-katalog. Hildesheim, 1913. Readers' guide to periodical literature, xiii, 9-11.
Page 67 - Characteristics of Volcanoes." Honolulu, 1890. By exchange with Dr. CH Hitchcock. -The southern tendency of peninsulas. Honolulu, 1877. By exchange with Dr. CH Hitchcock. -Volcanic problem from the point of view of Hawaiian volcanoes. Honolulu, 1884. By exchange with Dr. CH Hitchcock. Grey, J. Grattan. — Australasia, old and new. London, 1901. Gudgeon, Thomas Wayth. — History and doings of the Maoris, 1820-1840. Auckland, 1885. [107] Haimanava ua ta oihana Katolika ma Hawaii nei, Pepa 1-19.
Page 238 - ... artificially made of an oval shape, divided longitudinally, with a narrow groove in the middle of the convex part. To this the person, who had one of them, applied a cord of no great thickness, but would not part with it, though he had no objection to part with the stone, which must prove fatal, when thrown with any force, as it weighed a pound.

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