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The Tolai people live in the Village of Matupit, near the city of Rabual, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Matupit is at the base of Mt. Tavurvur an active volcano which destroyed much of the city of Rabual along with Vulcan, it’s sister volcano, in 1994. Matupit was spared due to the prevailing winds.

Every mourning the Tolai men paddle dug-out canoes over to the base of the volcano to harvest the eggs of the Megapode which likes to bury its eggs in the warm volcanic ash.

The eggs are sold buy the women in the Rabual market for 2.50 Kina a piece. There has been a sustainable harvest of the Megapode eggs for generations and it will continue for as long as the volcano allows. This is a valuable source of income and protein for the Tolai people.

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Getting Eggs

The Tolai people live in the Village of Matupit, near the city of Rabual, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Matupit is at the base of Mt. Tavurvur an active volcano which destroyed much of the city of Rabual along with Vulcan, it’s sister volcano, in 1994. Matupit was spared due to the prevailing winds.

Every mourning the Tolai men paddle dug-out canoes over to the base of the volcano to harvest the eggs of the Megapode which likes to bury its eggs in the warm volcanic ash.

The eggs are sold buy the women in the Rabual market for 2.50 Kina a piece. There has been a sustainable harvest of the Megapode eggs for generations and it will continue for as long as the volcano allows. This is a valuable source of income and protein for the Tolai people.

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Man in Boat

The Tolai people live in the Village of Matupit, near the city of Rabual, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Matupit is at the base of Mt. Tavurvur an active volcano which destroyed much of the city of Rabual along with Vulcan, it’s sister volcano, in 1994. Matupit was spared due to the prevailing winds.

Every mourning the Tolai men paddle dug-out canoes over to the base of the volcano to harvest the eggs of the Megapode which likes to bury its eggs in the warm volcanic ash.

The eggs are sold buy the women in the Rabual market for 2.50 Kina a piece. There has been a sustainable harvest of the Megapode eggs for generations and it will continue for as long as the volcano allows. This is a valuable source of income and protein for the Tolai people.

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Smoking Volcano

The Tolai people live in the Village of Matupit, near the city of Rabual, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Matupit is at the base of Mt. Tavurvur an active volcano which destroyed much of the city of Rabual along with Vulcan, it’s sister volcano, in 1994. Matupit was spared due to the prevailing winds.

Every mourning the Tolai men paddle dug-out canoes over to the base of the volcano to harvest the eggs of the Megapode which likes to bury its eggs in the warm volcanic ash.

The eggs are sold buy the women in the Rabual market for 2.50 Kina a piece. There has been a sustainable harvest of the Megapode eggs for generations and it will continue for as long as the volcano allows. This is a valuable source of income and protein for the Tolai people.

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Smiling Tolai Man

The Tolai people live in the Village of Matupit, near the city of Rabual, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Matupit is at the base of Mt. Tavurvur an active volcano which destroyed much of the city of Rabual along with Vulcan, it’s sister volcano, in 1994. Matupit was spared due to the prevailing winds.

Every mourning the Tolai men paddle dug-out canoes over to the base of the volcano to harvest the eggs of the Megapode which likes to bury its eggs in the warm volcanic ash.

The eggs are sold buy the women in the Rabual market for 2.50 Kina a piece. There has been a sustainable harvest of the Megapode eggs for generations and it will continue for as long as the volcano allows. This is a valuable source of income and protein for the Tolai people.

The red-stained teeth and lips is from the betel nut, or buai, which grows in these tropical climates and is chewed as a part of everyday life. Betel nut has a mild stimulant effect and in addition to reasons of tradition locals chew it for stress reduction, heightened awareness, and suppression of hunger.

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Digging for Eggs

The Tolai people live in the Village of Matupit, near the city of Rabual, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Matupit is at the base of Mt. Tavurvur an active volcano which destroyed much of the city of Rabual along with Vulcan, it’s sister volcano, in 1994. Matupit was spared due to the prevailing winds.

Every mourning the Tolai men paddle dug-out canoes over to the base of the volcano to harvest the eggs of the Megapode which likes to bury its eggs in the warm volcanic ash.

The eggs are sold buy the women in the Rabual market for 2.50 Kina a piece. There has been a sustainable harvest of the Megapode eggs for generations and it will continue for as long as the volcano allows. This is a valuable source of income and protein for the Tolai people.

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Kids Playing

The Tolai people live in the Village of Matupit, near the city of Rabual, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Matupit is at the base of Mt. Tavurvur an active volcano which destroyed much of the city of Rabual along with Vulcan, it’s sister volcano, in 1994. Matupit was spared due to the prevailing winds.

Every mourning the Tolai men paddle dug-out canoes over to the base of the volcano to harvest the eggs of the Megapode which likes to bury its eggs in the warm volcanic ash.

The eggs are sold buy the women in the Rabual market for 2.50 Kina a piece. There has been a sustainable harvest of the Megapode eggs for generations and it will continue for as long as the volcano allows. This is a valuable source of income and protein for the Tolai people.

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Gathering Eggs

The Tolai people live in the Village of Matupit, near the city of Rabual, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Matupit is at the base of Mt. Tavurvur an active volcano which destroyed much of the city of Rabual along with Vulcan, it’s sister volcano, in 1994. Matupit was spared due to the prevailing winds.

Every mourning the Tolai men paddle dug-out canoes over to the base of the volcano to harvest the eggs of the Megapode which likes to bury its eggs in the warm volcanic ash.

The eggs are sold buy the women in the Rabual market for 2.50 Kina a piece. There has been a sustainable harvest of the Megapode eggs for generations and it will continue for as long as the volcano allows. This is a valuable source of income and protein for the Tolai people.

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Silhouette in Water

The Tolai people live in the Village of Matupit, near the city of Rabual, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Matupit is at the base of Mt. Tavurvur an active volcano which destroyed much of the city of Rabual along with Vulcan, it’s sister volcano, in 1994. Matupit was spared due to the prevailing winds.

Every mourning the Tolai men paddle dug-out canoes over to the base of the volcano to harvest the eggs of the Megapode which likes to bury its eggs in the warm volcanic ash.

The eggs are sold buy the women in the Rabual market for 2.50 Kina a piece. There has been a sustainable harvest of the Megapode eggs for generations and it will continue for as long as the volcano allows. This is a valuable source of income and protein for the Tolai people.

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Finding Eggs

The Tolai people live in the Village of Matupit, near the city of Rabual, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Matupit is at the base of Mt. Tavurvur an active volcano which destroyed much of the city of Rabual along with Vulcan, it’s sister volcano, in 1994. Matupit was spared due to the prevailing winds.

Every mourning the Tolai men paddle dug-out canoes over to the base of the volcano to harvest the eggs of the Megapode which likes to bury its eggs in the warm volcanic ash.

The eggs are sold buy the women in the Rabual market for 2.50 Kina a piece. There has been a sustainable harvest of the Megapode eggs for generations and it will continue for as long as the volcano allows. This is a valuable source of income and protein for the Tolai people.

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Holding an Egg

The Tolai people live in the Village of Matupit, near the city of Rabual, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Matupit is at the base of Mt. Tavurvur an active volcano which destroyed much of the city of Rabual along with Vulcan, it’s sister volcano, in 1994. Matupit was spared due to the prevailing winds.

Every mourning the Tolai men paddle dug-out canoes over to the base of the volcano to harvest the eggs of the Megapode which likes to bury its eggs in the warm volcanic ash.

The eggs are sold buy the women in the Rabual market for 2.50 Kina a piece. There has been a sustainable harvest of the Megapode eggs for generations and it will continue for as long as the volcano allows. This is a valuable source of income and protein for the Tolai people.

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Tolai Portrait

The Tolai people live in the Village of Matupit, near the city of Rabual, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Matupit is at the base of Mt. Tavurvur an active volcano which destroyed much of the city of Rabual along with Vulcan, it’s sister volcano, in 1994. Matupit was spared due to the prevailing winds.

Every mourning the Tolai men paddle dug-out canoes over to the base of the volcano to harvest the eggs of the Megapode which likes to bury its eggs in the warm volcanic ash.

The eggs are sold buy the women in the Rabual market for 2.50 Kina a piece. There has been a sustainable harvest of the Megapode eggs for generations and it will continue for as long as the volcano allows. This is a valuable source of income and protein for the Tolai people.

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Tolai Man

The Tolai people live in the Village of Matupit, near the city of Rabual, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Matupit is at the base of Mt. Tavurvur an active volcano which destroyed much of the city of Rabual along with Vulcan, it’s sister volcano, in 1994. Matupit was spared due to the prevailing winds.

Every mourning the Tolai men paddle dug-out canoes over to the base of the volcano to harvest the eggs of the Megapode which likes to bury its eggs in the warm volcanic ash.

The eggs are sold buy the women in the Rabual market for 2.50 Kina a piece. There has been a sustainable harvest of the Megapode eggs for generations and it will continue for as long as the volcano allows. This is a valuable source of income and protein for the Tolai people.

The red-stained teeth and lips is from the betel nut, or buai, which grows in these tropical climates and is chewed as a part of everyday life. Betel nut has a mild stimulant effect and in addition to reasons of tradition locals chew it for stress reduction, heightened awareness, and suppression of hunger.

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Mt. Tavurvur Volcano

The Tolai people live in the Village of Matupit, near the city of Rabual, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Matupit is at the base of Mt. Tavurvur an active volcano which destroyed much of the city of Rabual along with Vulcan, it’s sister volcano, in 1994. Matupit was spared due to the prevailing winds.

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Glowing Eruption

The Tolai people live in the Village of Matupit, near the city of Rabual, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Matupit is at the base of Mt. Tavurvur an active volcano which destroyed much of the city of Rabual along with Vulcan, it’s sister volcano, in 1994. Matupit was spared due to the prevailing winds.

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