Australia - Black, very low type

200,000

- Chinese and half castes, yellow

50,000

New Zealand - Maoris, brown, Chinese and half castes

53,000

Fiji - Polynesian, black and brown

121,000

Papua - Polynesian, black and brown

400,000

- - - -
824,000

The native races of Australia and the Polynesian groups of islands are divided into two main types known as the dark and light Polynesian. The dark type, which is black, is of a very low order, and in some of the islands still retains its cannibal habits. The aboriginal tribes of Australia are of a low-class black race, but generally peaceful and inoffensive in their habits. The white Polynesian races are of a very superior type, and exhibit, as in the Maoris of New Zealand, characteristics of a high order. The natives of Papua (New Guinea) are in a very low state of civilization. The estimate given of their numbers is approximate, as no census has been taken.