Islands Without Owners

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Title

Islands Without Owners

Description

Describes various remote islands around the world and highlights their features. Though several were in fact owned at the time, its still an interesting and researched account, with the only known mention of the recluse Mr. Strawn who occupied it at the time.

Creator

Pearson's Weekly

Source

New Zealand National Library

Publisher

New Zealand Star

Date

1902-07-19

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Newspaper

Language

English

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Text

So also now is Palmyra Island, where for a considerable period a solitary English recluse, named Strawn, had his abode. Fish here are abundant, and in great variety, but turtle are described as "scarce." Curlew, snipe, and plover are, however, plentiful, and delicious land crabs abound, so that apparently Mr Strawn's successor, whoever he may be, will not have to go hungry.

Original Format

Newspaper

Citation

Pearson's Weekly, “Islands Without Owners,” Palmyra Archive, accessed December 11, 2019, http://palmyraarchive.org/items/show/69.