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THE JOURNAL OF THE POLYNESIAN SOCIETY
Containing the Transactions and Proceedings of the Society.
Published under the Authority of the Council.
No. 145. MARCH, 1928.
CONTENTS.

(Authors alone are responsible for their respective statements.)

  • BIRD-SNARING, ETC., IN THE WHANGANUI RIVER DISTRICT. By T. W. Downes. 1
  • LANGUAGE, MYTHOLOGY, AND SONGS OF BWAIDOGA, GOODENOUGH ISLAND, S.E. PAPUA. By D. Jenness and (late) Rev. A. Ballantyne. 30
  • FISH-POISONING IN RAROTONGA, HORA. By Te Rangi Hiroa (P. H. Buck), D.S.O., M.D. 57
  • HONORIFIC TERMS, SACERDOTAL EXPRESSIONS, PERSONIFICATIONS, ETC., met with in Maori Narrative 67
  • WORD LIST 70
  • THE SACRED CALABASH. By Rear-Admiral Hugh Rodman, U.S. Navy (retired) 75
  • PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED 88
  • CORRESPONDENCE 90
  • NOTES AND QUERIES 93
  • Sir Joseph Banks wears a Maori, not an Otahetian, cloak—Greenstone Pendants.
  • ANNUAL MEETING 94
  • BALANCE SHEET 100
  • MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY 101
  • LIST OF EXCHANGES 111
  • MAORI LITERATURE.
  • NOTICE TO MEMBERS—“The Maori,” by Elsdon Best.
New Plymouth, N.Z.

PRINTED FOR THE SOCIETY BY THOMAS AVERY AND SONS LIMITED

Agent for Australia: Angus and Robertson, 89, Castlereagh Street, Sydney. 1928.

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POLYNESIAN SOCIETY.
OFFICERS FOR 1928.
    Patrons:
  • The Right Hon. Lord Islington, P.C., K.C.M.G., Late Governor of New Zealand.
  • The Right Hon. The Earl of Liverpool, M.V.O., G.C.M.G., Late Governor-General of New Zealand.
  • Admiral of the Fleet, His Excellency, Lord Jellicoe, G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O., Late Governor-General of New Zealand.
    President:
  • W. H. SKINNER.
    Council.
  • HON. SIR MAUI POMARE (Chairman)
  • ELSDON BEST
  • H. R. H. BALNEAVIS
  • M. CROMPTON-SMITH
  • H. A. HUGGINS
  • H. BAILLIE
  • JOHANNES C. ANDERSEN
  • H. ANDERSEN
  • J. M. A. ILOTT
    Hon. Secretary:
  • H. ANDERSEN
    Hon. Treasurer:
  • H. A. HUGGINS
    Joint Editors of Journal:
  • ELSDON BEST
  • JOHANNES C. ANDERSEN
    Office and Library:
  • DRUIDS BUILDING
  • WOODWARD STREET
  • WELLINGTON.

Postal Address: BOX 523, G.P.O., WELLINGTON.

THE Society is formed to promote the study of the Anthropology, Ethnology, Philology, History, and Antiquities of the Polynesian races by the publication of an official journal to be called “The Journal of the Polynesian Society,” and by the collection of books, manuscripts, photographs, relics, and other illustrations of the history of the Polynesian race.

The term “Polynesia” is intended to include Australasia, New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Malaysia, as well as Polynesia proper.

Candidates for admission to the Society shall be admitted on the joint recommendation of a member of the Society and a member of the Council, and on the approval of the Council.

Every person elected to membership shall receive immediate notice of the same from the Secretary, together with a copy of the Rules, and on payment of his subscription of One Guinea shall be entitled to all the benefits of membership. Subscriptions are payable in advance, on the 1st of January of each year, or on election. A life membership costs £10.

Papers will be received on any of the above subjects if sent through a member. Authors are requested to write on one side of the paper only, to use quarto paper and to leave one inch margin on the left-hand side. Proper names should be written in ROMAN TYPE.