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FOODLESB ISLANDERS.

RELIEF DIFFICULT,

(Per Press Association.)

AUCKLAND, March 12

Rumours of shortage of food at Nui.Ttobutabu. the most northern island of tho Friendly Group, reached Nukualofa recently.

The people were reported to be living solely on cocoanuts, the kumar.i and taro crops having failed on stccoiu.it of tho. annual rains being late. The Tonga-ii Government considered thfi matter of Rending relief,- but, this being the' hurricane season, owners of cutters large enough to undertake) tho trip were not willing to risk their vessc.l.r;. v

It is hoped that■ tlie• positing 'is'not cjmto. so serious n.s reported. There are about 700 people on NitirJ.olmtabu' v-hich ir; extensively; planted with nuts' Communication witli the island is vcrv irregular. . .

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FOODLESB ISLANDERS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8817, 13 March 1914

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FOODLESB ISLANDERS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8817, 13 March 1914

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