Camping Adventures on Cannibal Islands

Camping Adventures on Cannibal Islands When the author arrived on Maleluka in which is the second largest of the New Hebrides islands she found that previous travelers had not penetrated very far inland but had confined their exploration

  • Title: Camping Adventures on Cannibal Islands
  • Author: Evelyn Cheesman
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When the author arrived on Maleluka in, which is the second largest of the New Hebrides islands, she found that previous travelers had not penetrated very far inland but had confined their explorations to the coast The reason was not far to seek It was because of the cannibal tribes who lived there fierce bushmen who were suspicious of all strangers and hated white peWhen the author arrived on Maleluka in, which is the second largest of the New Hebrides islands, she found that previous travelers had not penetrated very far inland but had confined their explorations to the coast The reason was not far to seek It was because of the cannibal tribes who lived there fierce bushmen who were suspicious of all strangers and hated white people, mostly with good reason considering how whites had thus far treated them and their home clear cutting sandalwood forest, taking slaves, etc Miss Cheesman s mission was scientific She was there to collect insects for the Natural History Museum at South Kensington London, and quickly established herself as a friend of the natives She found that, providing reasonable precautions were taken and one bothered to understand local customs, one could travel with little danger, especially if one was a woman White women, unlike white men, were considered magic, mostly due to the fine impression Evelyn made upon the locals She proceeded to spend two years hacking her way through the undergrowth, exploring a natural realm where virtually no white man, and no white woman, had gone before.

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