Mr. Douglas, resident magistrate, invited me on a cruise in his steamer one day among the islands in Torres Strait.
In Torres Strait are seen brilliant sea-anemones around the border of whose disks are jewel-like clusters.
In the morning we found that the island was occupied by a party of natives from Torres Strait.
During the last few days we shot a very small wallaby and three or four Torres Strait pigeons.
Large flocks of the Torres Strait pigeons flew over in the evening.
The only birds seen were scrub turkeys, and Torres Strait pigeons.
But as we were nearing Torres Strait an awful storm took us, and we were driven ashore almost a wreck and lost two of our men.
It was fortunate for them, the Torres Strait fleet had already left the scene.
Polygamy is practised both on the mainland and throughout the islands of Torres Strait.
A great variety of yam-like tubers are cultivated in Torres Strait.