Samoa Islands (island group)
Found in 113 Collections and/or Records:
Smithson has pencilled '22/6' next to the following notes: '15. Apia early morning - cocoa and palms coming down to the water's edge behind which long line of mountains covered with vegetation - misty - Upolu of which Apia is the capital is an island of about 45 miles x 14 and contains 580 square miles - the town consists of one long road running down the beach containing various stores and also government offices, no native houses are on the street but are to be found close behind'.
Smithson has pencilled '24/6' next to the following notes: '16. Apia can hardly be called a harbour for when the wind blows in a certain direction it is more dangerous to be inside the reef than outside - In March 1889 it was visited by a fearful hurricane in which 3 American and 3 German men of war were wrecked and about 150 lives lost, the British boat Calliope being the onlt [sic] that escaped - To this day the hulk of the German Adler lies on the shore - '.
Smithson has pencilled '26/4' next to '77. View in Savaii extinct volcanoe'.
Smithson has pencilled '26/6' next to '78. View in Savaii extinct volcanoe'.
Smithson has pencilled '29/11' next to '18. From Balcony of Hotel landing stage, no pier or wharf for steamers as water is so shallow'.
Smithson has pencilled '28/6' next to the following notes: '24. group of natives P in Savaii - flowers'.
Smithson has pencilled '24/8' next to '74. War canoe - double'.
Smithson has pencilled '27/11' next to '34. Visit to Savaii in trading schooner weighing copra'.
Smithson has pencilled '28/2' next to '51. Other articles of food are bread fruit, taro (a root), yams, bananas (generally fried)'.
Smithson has pencilled '27/10' next to '29.'
Smithson has pencilled '26/11' next to '39. Plaiting fibre - pillow also mats, high dressing of hair'.
Smithson has pencilled '22/11' next to the following notes: '25. Diamond costume'