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Anthropological Notes in the Solomon Islands

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IN my last paper on the physical characters of the natives of St. Christoval and the neighbouring islands (NATURE, vol. xxvii. p. 607) I drew attention to the variation which was presented towards the opposite extremity of the Solomon group by the Treasury Islanders, of whom I considered the natives of the large adjacent island of Bougainville would prove to be a more pronounced type. My observations during 1883, which were confined, however, to the islands of the Bougainville Straits, and did not extend to the large island of that name, have confirmed the existence of this variation in the type of the natives at the western end of the group.

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  1. H.M.S. Lark, Auckland, N.Z., January 2

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