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Eastern Pacific lands; Tahiti and the Marquesas islands (1910) (14591575698)


Eastern Pacific lands; Tahiti and the Marquesas islands (1910) (14591575698)



Identifier: easternpacificla00chri (find matches)
Title: Eastern Pacific lands ; Tahiti and the Marquesas islands
Year: 1910 (1910s)
Authors: Christian, F. W. (Frederick William), b. 1867 Rouse, Martin Luther Ranfurly, Uchter John Mark Knox. 5th earl of, 1856-
Publisher: London : R. Scott
Contributing Library: Brigham Young University Hawaii, Joseph F. Smith Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Consortium of Church Libraries and Archives

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-PELAGO, AND (3) THE N. AND S. MARQUESAS.(b) CLIMATE AND PREVAILING WINDS OFTHESE THREE GROUPS (a) Area and Population Statistics (i) Tahiti, 104,215 hectares, or 260,530 acres.Perimeter of island 191 kilometres, or about 113 miles.Population.—9,300 natives and half-castes. 600 French officials, and settlers andgarrison. 350 other Europeans. 200 Americans. 300 Chinese. 10,750 The principal town is Papeete. Population (native andEuropean), 4,150. Moorea. Native population about 1,600. Of the 104,215 hectares in Tahiti, 489 (i.e., about 1,220acres) are under cultivation, viz., 186 (about 465 acres) invanilla, 133 (332 acres) in sugar-cane, 129 (322 acres) incotton, and 41 (102 acres) in coffee. In Moorea 169 hectares (about 420 acres) are in cotton,18 (45 acres) in coffee, 5 (12J- acres) in vanilla. Total 192(about 480 acres). Three times in the year from the port of Bordeaux,sailing vessels belonging to the important trading firmof Tandonnet leave for Tahiti via the Cape of Good Hope
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THE LATE QUEEN POMARE OF TAHITI. Appendix A 217 or Cape Horn, taking three or four months on their journey.They load up with coal, timber, wines, provisions andcotton goods, etc., and bring back copra, vanilla and mother-of-pearl for the European markets. (2) The Paumotu, Tuamotu, or Low Archipelago is about250 leagues in length, and contains some eighty islands oflow coralline formation, surrounded by fringing reefs ofevery possible shape between the broken circle, the ovaland the horse-shoe form. In 1899, Agassiz in the U.S.Albatross (Commander Mower) visited Rairoa, Tikehau,Mataiwa, and Makatea, where he particularly notices thetertiary limestone formation, which in time past seemsto have formed a sort of natural sea-wall on the northernside of these islands, of which now in most cases onlytraces remain. According to Agassiz, the island of Makatea,the westernmost of the Paumotu group, is composed ofthe very same elevated coralliferous limestone so char-acteristic of the petrology o





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