National Geographic : 1945 Feb
© National Geographic Society otociacnrome oyve. cooer lvalur Young Gilbertese and a Samoan Pastor Tread Shaded Pathways under the Coconut Trees ofAbaiang Atoll Though lying but 7 miles from Tarawa, this group was untouched by war. Small Japanese patrols came only periodically. Homes arescattered for several miles along this lagoon side. Dr. and Mrs. Hiram Bingham of Boston came here in 1857. Dr. Bingham reduced the Gilbertese tongue towriting.