National Geographic : 1924 Mar
"SAMSON" ANAUSTRALIAN DUGOUT A wild inhabitant of Camden Sound, Western Australia, who has won a reputation far and wide as a wonderful spear-thrower and a terrible fighter. Within the last few months news has filtered down the coast that he has killed three men. He is standing on a raft built of mangrove saplings which are held together by hardwood pegs. This rough craft is the result ofburning and chopping outasolid log and pointing each end. Itis19feet 6inches long and hasabeam of18 inches. Though it is filledand surrounded with Montgomery Islanders, it was actually captured from awild tribe which inhabits oneofthe many small islands on thenorthwest coast ofWestern Australia.