(The Samoa Islands
- Draft monograph with special reference to German-Samoa.)
However, it does
include one photograph of surf riding in Samoa on page 401:
No. 43 Das Wellenengleitspiel (Fa'ase'e).
The German roughly translates as "wave play", the term in parentheses presumsably the Samoa name.
The image shows a large number of participants, some of whom have short body boards.
"The second volume begins with an overview of European voyages to Samoa and the scientific work undertaken as part of those voyages. This is followed by a 80-page chapter on Samoan anthropology and sociology. The largest part however is given to a study of all aspects of Samoan life, including medicine, gardening and cooking, fishing, the trades of the men (incl. carving and house building), ornaments and clothing (incl. 15 pages on tapa cloth), games, dance, music and warfare. This followed by two chapters on fauna and flora and a 6-page bibliography.''
"Augustin Kraemer or Krämer (1865–1941) was a German naturalist and ethnographer.
Augustin Kraemer was a ships doctor who worked in the Polynesia in 1893–95 and 1897–99.
He wrote the Palau
sections of Georg Thilenius five-volume ethnographic documentation of the
Hamburg Südsee Expedition, which sailed through Micronesia to record
the island peoples and their way of life during the early 1900s (Palau,
Ergebnissse der Südsee-Expedition, herausgegeben von Dr G. Thilenius
1926, Hamburg). His second voyage is described in Hawaii, Ostmikronesien
und Samoa. Meine zweite Südseereise (1897–1899) zum Studium der Atolle
und ihrer Bewohner published in Stuttgart by Strecker & Schröder,
"Fa'ase'e" in German text.
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Common to east and
west. Of seven games tabulated by Linton (19, p. 453), the surfboard and
dart throwing are given as common to both areas. Though dart throwing is
given merely as present in Samoa and important in some of the eastern localities,
the association of the game in Samoa with historical events and oft quoted
sayings used by orators shows that it was equally important in the west.
The use of the throwing cord with forms of dart throwing has been remarked.