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[Excerpt from page 229] Much of the information conveyed in the General Account could have been included with equal appropriateness in the present chapter; to it the reader is therefore referred for details not here repeated. The natives of the Ellice Group appear to be closely allied to those of the Phoenix and Union Groups, and also to those of several small outlying islands, and atolls in the same neighbourhood, extending perhaps as far as Rotumah and Fotuna. This branch of the Polynesian Race may, for want of a better comprehensive term, be called the Tokelau People. We are much in want of a satisfactory subdivision of the Polynesian Race. The only classification with which I am acquainted is that of Dr. H. Stolpe, based upon ornamental art. Good though this undoubtedly is, yet a broader basis including physique, language, religion, and so on, is required for a sound arrangement. Dr. Stolpe throws the branch here proposed to be called Tokelau into his Province or Tonga-Samoa, from the remainder of which I would clearly distinguish it by, inter alia, the different gods they worshipped and the difference of tattoo. …

 
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Short Form
Hedley, 1897, Aust. Mus. Mem. 3(4): 227–304
Author
Charles Hedley
Year
1897
Title
XI. The ethnology of Funafuti
Serial Title
Australian Museum Memoir
Volume
3
Issue
4
Start Page
227
End Page
304
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1967.3.1897.497
Language
English
Plates
plates xiii–xv
Date Published
27 September 1897
Cover Date
27 September 1897
ISSN
0067-1967
CODEN
AUNMA5
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
ETHNOGRAPHY; ANTHROPOLOGY; OCEAN: PACIFIC
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Reference Number
497
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