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Description: From the Journal of the Polynesian Society, 1892; includes a transaltion, introduction and commentary.
Announcement: THE TRANSACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS {Reduced to HTML by Christopher M. Weimer, November 2002} THE SAMOAN STORY OF CREATION—    The Polynesian Society is indebted to Dr. John Fraser of Sydney for permission to reproduce in this Journal his paper originally pnblished in the "Transactions of the Royal Society, N.S.W.," 1891, on the "Samoan story of Creation." With equal kindness be lent us the Rev. Mr. Powell's original MS. text in the Samoan language, which is reproduced here after correction by the Rev. S. Ella of Sydney and himself. The Samoan text was not published by the Royal Society, but we have been induced to produce it here, for the same reason that other papers have been printed in the native languages in this Journal,
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