Default

Default

This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

THE PACIFIC ISLANDERS.

■In an atterap't to solve scientific problems in the Southern Seas, an American expedition will set forth shortly under the auspices of Yale University. A gilt of £8000 is contributed towards the expense? by Mr. Bayard Dominick, of Xew York, weil known as banker, sportsman, and hunter of big game. Mr. Dominick is curious to know how and why the Hawaiian*, Samoans. Tahitians. Tongan3, and Maoris —a distinct race belonging to t'>e stone age, but vr.th evidence of '"Aryan" origin—.spread themselves among the islands of the Pacific, where alone the race is to be found, having , presumably had only canoes as transport. It is hoped to obtain light on whetiier the Pacific islands onoe formed part of a ■great continent, and whetiier Asia, Africa, or America supplied the ielanders with their food pants. it is hoped, to discover "whether the Incas of Peru and the Aztecs of >fex:eo were nffshoots of an ancient Asiatic civilisation. ! Prof. Herbert E- Gregory, of Yale, "will be the active head of the exped'tion.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item
Bibliographic details
Word Count
172

THE PACIFIC ISLANDERS. Auckland Star, Volume LI, Issue 158, 3 July 1920

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working