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[All Rights reserved.] EEPORTS OF THE CAMBEIDGE ANTHKOPOLOGICAL EXPEDITION TO TOEEES STEAITS VOLUME VI SOCIOLOGY, MAGIC AND EELIGION OF THE EASTEEN ISLANDERS • ,' . The following is the system of spelling which has been adopted : a as in " father " a as in "at" e as a in "date" € as in " let " e as ai in "air" i as ee in " feet " i as in " it " o as in " own " d as au) in " saw " u as 00 in " soon " u as in " up " ai as in " aisle " ail as ow in " cow " ei as ay in " may " oi as oy in " boy" The consonants are sounded as in English.

CAMBRIDGE: AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS 1908 ©ambri Dgc : PRINTED BY JOHN CLAY, M. The next volume to be published will be Volume iv., which will deal with the material and aesthetic life of the natives, and Volume I., which will follow later, will contain a summary of our main results and an index, in addition to a detailed account of the physical characters of the Torres Straits Islanders.

Not only were the doiom powerful, but it was believed that the incantations them- selves were also efficacious. 203 plum." The fruit when ripening is of a red colour, but when fully ripe it turns to the colour of a purple plum. The stones and shells were painted red with mair, and anointed with the usual scraped coco-nut kernel mixed with coco-nut oil, id, when the enau fruit was still green, in order to ripen it.

He said the rain-makers were afraid to make rain, in case they might make too much wind along with it, and thereby cause a hurricane similar to that which caused much havoc some months previously, and they feared the government would punish them if many lives were lost; besides, Gasu, being then blind, could not see to prepare the zogo properly, and they were afraid to make it.

Enoka was first suspected, but he denied his ability to do so, as he says he does not make thunder and lightning to spoil things, he only makes good rain to make men's gardens grow, and 'besides,' lie said, 'I am an ekalesia (a member of the church), 1 did not spoil the sacred house.' Then they accused Wali, as he was not an ekahsia, and he had been angry with Finau, the teacher, about something.

The next morning every one on the island knew why that shower had fallen. The founding of the zogo was due to the fact that the people wanted the fruit to ripen quickly. This was the decoration, taier, they adopted for the zogo. Isau maiii, Wooden figures coated with wax, representing a man and a woman, used in malevolent magic. The whole of the head and face was surrounded by a mask composed of dried stems of a thick grass arranged vertically. The body and limbs were finally bound round with rope made of coco-nut fibre. It was not zogo." The following were the performers: (1) the three chief men were the waiwa lag le, (2) one man who acted as a kind of manager was called wakari le (Mr Bruce says he " acts as captain," and Enoka described him to me as " first man, like boss "), (3) numerous alag le who acted as runners, and (4) one man called kum le, but I do not know what he did. One, fastened round the neck, hung down to the waist where it was overlapped by another which came down to the legs, the latter, the arms and the head itself were swathed with these nesur. When the sun goes down and the star comes up and shines with a faint light, any man or boy can take a small stone and hit the stone Iluel all over the body, head and limbs. A hager is usually an image of a crouching woman rudely carved in lava or coral' (pi. •* This name is not in the genealogies, possibly it is the same individual as Katu (Ormei, 25). In this are two boulders of a pinkish granite, and therefore they are of foreign origin; one, neiu (pi. Jimmy Dei informed me that Iluel or Ilwel, the large stone image of a woman that represents the evening star, belongs to Erub, and remained at a place called Irmed. - As in songs and other zogo mer, the words are few in number and are suggestive rather than fully descriptive sentences. Painting on a stone top representing a man wearing a fish-mask. No sooner had Gasu started reciting them, than a short shower fell, although it was a clear night. The enau zogo is of recent and local origin and is the only zogu that lacks something supernormal in its inception. They placed a Torres Straits pigeon feather in their hair and wrapped round their waists a belt, wok, made of dried banana leaves. During our visit, Mr Bruce induced Gasu to visit his house secretly one evening in order that he might obtain the zogo mer. The wood of this tree is very durable, consequently the stump of a wangai tree forms an excellent boundary mark. They also rubbed their bodies with id and painted them with mair and drew three red lines on their faces, one median and vertical from hair to chin, the other two converging from each angle of the lower jaw to the root of the nose. Bud lu, memorials of deceased husband, worn by his widow : A, a bundle of ked, one of the last things handled b}' the deceased ; B, two objects, one representing the length of liis nose, the other that of his index finger; C, objects representing the length of his arm bones, and D, that of his leg bones. Shrine and stones representing islands in tlie sacred ground at Dam.

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