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[All Bights reserved.] KEPOKTS OF THE CAMBBIDGE ANTHKOPOLOGICAL EXPEDITION TO TOEEES STEAITS . PBEFACE AT the request of certain friends this account of the Sociology, Magic and Religion ** of the Eastern Islanders of Torres Straits is published as Volume vi. and IV., and as a consequence the index to the whole series cannot appear in this volume.

BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD CUSTOMS, AND LIMITATION OF CHILDREN.

284), and it was probably for this reason that these Tebud claimed affiliation with Beizam. The bird has a red breast and black head and wings, it was described 1 The word as sometimes pronounced might be spelled " gregare" or girigiri. as "all same ti," that is, it resembles the sun-bird (Nectarinia). The wazwaz was described as a shark with " whiskers " and very small eyes ; one informant said it was also called im, in which case it would be the Chiloscyllium, a kind of dog-fish (cf. The Dauar Nog le lived at the base of the sandspit that faces Waier and the Waier Nog le lived on the corresponding sandspit.

There was considerable difficulty in ascertaining the true rank of the men living from Baur to Begegiz or Gigred (inclusive), the explanation appears to be that at the extreme ends of this area there were two spots sacred to Bomai (p. As a matter of fact geregere in this instance has nothing to do with the sun, the geregere being a small migratory bird that comes to Murray Island just before the north-west monsoon sets in and leaves about the end of April. The Wazwaz le lived only at Kameri and Ormei on Dauar. The kesi of the second year were termed ume le, " those who know," and were taught to FIG. 2 This is a significant advance upon the western custom, where the lad was in the charge of his mother's brother, wadwam (Vol. The Dauar Nog le are Wasalgi and his relatives (Teg, 23), and the Waier Nog le are Kriba, Smoke and their relatives (29).

The smaller groups who participated in the Malu ceremonies were : Omai le. 196) ; perhaps in this instance they were Beizam boai, as the proper warup le "were all Zagareb le and consequently were the zogo le of the irmer zogo. The zogo le during the ceremony of the exhibition of the masks were painted red all over, and each was clad in a petticoat of zi leaves (Avicennia officinalis), the es le alone wore five daumer lub, which stood erect in his hair. Unfortunately no information is available with regard to this mask, but there is no reason to doubt that it came from Torres Straits. The general character of the model made for us can be seen in pi.

The keparem le were so called from their holding a wand, like an arrow, kep, in their hands. We do not know why Kabai's only son did not succeed his uncle Aumad. The tami le of Koit was lu (Giar pit, 27) and afterwards Egod (Dauar, 28). The tami le ranked next to the zogo le and assisted them in various ways both before the ceremonies and after them. 6) was informed that the Wazwaz le built the sacred houses. One informant said that the father took his son to the kbp and instructed him and the father obtained and prepared the food 2 . Judging from the model and various sketches made by natives (figs.

Giar pit, 27) was es le, and Marau represented Malu ; but we cannot check this statement as we have no means of finding out who Mapoi was. Tami le" was the au nei and keparem le the kebi nei or gumik nei for the same people, sometimes they were called kadik le: The first name may be derived from tamer, a club. The tami le or keparem le of Arus (see above) were Aisi (Sebeg, 4 B), Komaberi 1 Kabai had a grandson named Arus, who was probably too young to have become a zogo le, as by the time he had grown up the cult must have been practically obsolete. 3 But this did not preclude some of them being also zogo le. 287 (Keweid, 3), Obra (Saugiz, 6), and Gobai (Warwe, 16 c). The restrictions of the kesi lasted until the end of the first south-east season, that is for about six months; during this period they remained on or near the sand-beach which was then gelar, they were not allowed to play, and the old men instructed them.

The nose is modelled in beeswax, the eyes, which are wada beans (Mucuna), are set in wax, a strip of wax extends along the eye bar and another forms the lips.

In 1889 one of us vainly endeavoured to get models made of the Bomai and Malu masks, as the originals had been destroyed, and it was only with great difficulty that we succeeded in 1898 in persuading Wanu and Enoka to make models for us out of the cardboard with which we provided them 1 . 59 is a sketch of the Bomai model, which is now in the Cambridge Museum. long, the projection measures an additional 15 cm., the breadth being about 40 cm.

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