Children dredge the shallows for dinner

P8215234 DOY Children dredge the shallows.A

On the Duke of York Islands, play is productive work from an early age. DOY children know what "making a living" means almost from the time they can walk -- and they contribute. These youngsters are using an old mosquito net to dredge the shallows for tiny fish which will contribute to the "soup" the family has that night with sweet potato, rice, or some other staple.  P8215234

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