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A traditional Nauruan village
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A road bordered with coral makes the twelve mile circuit of
the island of Nauru, following the beach for the entire distance.
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A lady carrying coconut drinking vessels.
In her hand she holds an implement for grating coconut.

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The beautiful Nauru lagoon

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A felled tree is floated to the village
and beached and shaped to form the canoe.

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A Nauruan canoe constructed in the traditional manner under the
supervision of a senior canoe builder. The pieces are tied together using coconut sennit.

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The catch of the day!

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The traditional costume for the "dance of the fish".
After the dance, the fish are eaten.

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The girls of Nauru are considered to be
among the most beautiful in the South Pacific

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A South Sea King and his loyal subjects. Before Nauru became under white rule,
they were governed by the King who made the laws which were enforced by their own chiefs.
In the photograph above, King Aweida is wearing the top hat.

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Buada lagoon

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Teachers and pupils of a missionary native school

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This electric tram line was used to haul phosphate to the piers
where it is placed into the surf-boats to be carried to the cargo vessels.

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Catching rainwater from coconut trees. When a coconut tree has a good bend in it,
the natives wedge the butt end of a coconut leaf into the knee which collects
and divert rainwater into a receptacle.