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How Fijian Clocks Are Made

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Parent Issue
Day
14
Month
April
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

The Fipian dock is rather a curiosity; it is made from a hollowed tree tronk, something after the shape of a canoe. This is placed on the grounc In the center of the towns. At 12 o'clock a few sharp strokes upon thi& hollow trunk with a wooden club attract the attention, then twelve slow, loud strokes are given. This takes place every hour, the right number of strokes being given. The sound can be heard from one side of the harboï to another.