Male South Sea Islanders smoking pipes in Queensland, ca. 1885

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When: 01 January 1885

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Description: Male South Sea Islanders smoking pipes in Queensland, ca. 1885

Location: South Sea Islands

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    • 07/Oct/2022 07:17:50

    ....the Islanders in most areas of the Pacific depended on continuous contact with Europeans for the supply of pipes, but in some parts of the Solomon Islands, the inhabitants established a clay pipe manufacturing industry which satisfied, in part at least, the newly-acquired habit and lessened native dependence on Europeans. ....the pipe-making craft...developed on Buka Island at the northern end of the Solomon Islands in the late nineteenth century, .. and was adopted by villages which did not traditionally make pottery. Source: JOURNAL ARTICLE SMOKING PIPES AND CULTURE CHANGE ON BUKA ISLAND, PAPUA NEW GUINEA Jim Specht The Journal of the Polynesian Society Vol. 84, No. 3 (SEPTEMBER 1975), pp. 356-364