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Voyages in the Southern Hemisphere, Vols. II - III, Description of the Inhabitants, page 453****
... these kinds of cloth they work borders of different colours, in stitches, somewhat like carpeting, or rather like those used in the samplars which girls work at school. These borders are of various patterns, and wrought with a neatness, and even an elegance, which, considering they have no needle, is ... 07/03/04, 6606 bytes
Cook's Descriptions of Places, King Georges Island, page 19****
... of people and there are few without such a one except the Children who go quite naked.   the boys untill they are Six or Seven years of Age and the girls untill 3 or 4   at these ages they begin to cover what nature teaches them to hide.    Besides the dress I have mentioned some of the better sort ... 07/03/04, 6783 bytes
Adams, Memoirs of Arii Taimai, Chapter XII, page 120****
... , and can always be understood, except when, for the sake of mysteriousness, they utter their speeches in a singing tone, and that even the young girls can make their songs equally unintelligible, it is also said of this chief that he is now meditating revenge on Pomarre on account of the death of his ... 07/03/04, 6829 bytes
Banks's Descriptions of Places, South Sea Islands, page 120****
... /Next Page Banks's Descriptions of Places Voyaging Accounts ---------- South Sea Islands (continued) Besides this they dance especialy the young girls whenever they can collect 8 or 10 together, singing most indecent words using most indecent actions and setting their mouths askew in a most extrordinary ... 07/03/04, 5916 bytes
Voyages in the Southern Hemisphere, Vols. II - III, Description of Several other Islands, page 274****
... home, expecting the visit of the great king, but we were disappointed; we had, however, much more agreeable company, for he sent three very pretty girls to demand something in return for his present: perhaps he was unwilling to trust himself on board the ship, or perhaps he thought his messengers would ... 07/03/04, 7137 bytes
Parkinson's Journal, Yoole-Etea, page 106****
... every change. These motions they continued till they were all in a sweat; they repeated them three times alternately, and, after they had done, the girls began. In the interval, between the several parts of the drama, some men came forward, who seemed to act the part of drolls; and, by what I could ... 07/03/04, 7599 bytes
Voyages in the Southern Hemisphere, Vol. I, Inhabitants of Otaheite, page 482****
... a comb, just through the skin, and rubbing into the punctures a kind of paste made of soot and oil, which leaves an indelible stain. The boys and girls under twelve years of age, are not marked; but we observed a few of the men whose legs were marked in chequers by the same method, and they appeared ... 07/03/04, 6958 bytes
Banks's Journal: Daily Entries, 3 June 1769****
... plentifully upon all the low Islands. At sunset I came off having purchasd another hog from the King. Soon after my arrival at the tent 3 hansome girls came off in a canoe to see us, they had been at the tent in the morning with Tarroa, they chatted with us very freely and with very little perswasion ... 07/03/04, 8693 bytes
Voyages in the Southern Hemisphere, Vol. I, Character and Manners of the Natives at Otaheite, page 463****
... Manners of the Natives at Otaheite (continued) roof being open. As soon as we entered the house, she made us sit down, and then calling four young girls, she assisted them to take off my shoes, draw down my stockings, and pull off my coat, and then directed them to smooth down the skin, and gently chafe ... 07/03/04, 7100 bytes
Voyages in the Southern Hemisphere, Vols. II - III, Description of Several other Islands, page 269****
... Accounts ---------- Description of Several other Islands (continued) The people were so much gratified by the presents which were made to these girls, that when Mr. Banks and Dr. Solander returned they seemed attentive to nothing but how to oblige them; and in one of the houses they were, by order of ... 07/03/04, 6694 bytes

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