A Voyage to New Guinea, and the Moluccas, from Balambangan: Including an Account of Magindano, Sooloo, and Other Islands : and Illustrated with Thirty Copperplates, Performed in the Tartar Galley, Belonging to the ... East India Company, During the Years 1774, 1775, and 1776 : to which is Added, a Vocabulary of the Magindano Tongue

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G. Scott, and sold by J. Robson ... J. Donaldson ... G. Robinson ... and J. Bell, Edinburgh, 1780 - 411페이지
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88 페이지 - ... stage towards the sea, supported likewise by posts in rather deeper water than those that support the tenement. On this stage the canoes are hauled up ; and from this the boats are ready for a launch at any time of tide, if the Haraforas* attack from the land ; if they attack by sea, the Papuas take to the woods.
34 페이지 - The tree being felled, is cut into lengths of five or six feet. A part of the hard wood is then sliced off, and the workman, coming to the pith, cuts across the longitudinal fibres and the pith together, leaving a part at each end uncut, so that when it is excavated, there remains a trough, into which the pulp is again put, mixed with water, and beaten with a piece of wood. Then the fibres, separated from the pulp, float at top, and the flour subsides. After being cleared in this manner by several...
89 페이지 - ... that the body and thighs were almost naked, as boys and girls go entirely. I have often observed the women with an axe or chopping knife, fixing posts for the stages, whilst the men were sauntering about idle. Early in the morning I have seen the men setting out in their boat, with two or three fox looking dogs, for certain places to hunt the wild hog, which they call Ben, a dog they call Naf. I have frequently bought of them pieces of wild hog ; which, however, I avoided carrying on board the...
345 페이지 - ... in a fellow creature's blood; the rich are said to do it often, adorning their houses with sculls and teeth, to show how much they have honored their author, and laboured to avert his chastisement. Several in low circumstances will club to buy a Bisayan Christian slave, or any one that is to be sold cheap; that all may partake the benefit of the execution. So at Kalagan, on Mindano, as Rajah Moodo informed me, when the god of the mountain gives no brimstone, they sacrifice some old slave, to...
88 페이지 - ... may so call it, are built, in still deeper water, and on stronger posts, houses where only bachelors live. This is like the custom of the Batta people on Sumatra, and the Idaan or Moroots on Borneo, where, I am told, the bachelors are separated from the young women and the married people. " At Dorey were two large tenements of this kind, about four hundred yards from each other, and each had a house for the bachelors close by it : in one of the tenements were fourteen cabins, seven on a side...
101 페이지 - ... to comprehend in what relation they are placed to the Papuas. Forrest states that a Harafora, by receiving an axe or chopping-knife from a Papua, makes his land or his labour subject to a perpetual tax of something, according to agreement. If the Harafora looses the instrument, he is still subject to the tax, but if he breaks it or wears it to the back, the Papua is obliged to give him a new one, or the tax ceases. Commerce. — No European nation has at present any commercial intercourse with...
36 페이지 - The sago bread, fresh from the oven, eats just like hot rolls. I grew very fond of it, as did both my officers. If the baker hits his time, the cakes will be nicely browned on each side. If the heat be too great, the corners of the cakes will melt into a jelly, which, when kept, becomes hard and liorney ; and, if eat fresh proves insipid.
284 페이지 - Spaniards,... and, at this time, they possess an island in the very heart of the Philippines, called Burias, where has been a colony of Illanos, for many years, men, women, and children. The Spaniards have often attempted to dislodge them, but in vain; the island... being environed with rocks and shoals to a considerable ,, ^ distance.
88 페이지 - ... enlarge and smooth it. The pots so formed they burned with dry grass, or light brushwood. The men, in general, wore a thin stuff that comes from the cocoanut tree, and resembles a coarse kind of cloth, tied forward round the middle, and up behind, between the thighs. The women wore in general coarse blue Surat baftas round their middle, not as a petticoat, but tucked up behind, like the men ; so that the body and thighs were almost naked, as boys and girls go entirely. I have often observed the...
284 페이지 - ... rows forty oars, has two rudders, and carries a crew of ninety men. Some of their piratical cruizers are very long and narrow, being frequently fifty feet long and only three broad, with outriggers, to enable them to carry sail. They use the tripod-mast, and row with great velocity. In bad weather they throw out a wooden anchor, and veer away a long rattan-cable, which keeps the head to the sea. Sometimes in an extremity the crew jump overboard and hold by the out-rigger for hours, to ease the...

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