Developed a civilization unsurpassed at the time in Europe.
Extensive works upon these, affording a sea front unsurpassed by that of any English watering-place, were completed in 1905.
Quadrant of unsurpassed quality.
All voyagers agree that for varied beauty of form and colour the Society Islands are unsurpassed in the Pacific. Innumerable rills gather in lovely streams, and, after heavy rains, torrents precipitate themselves in grand cascades from the mountain cliffs - a feature so striking as to have attracted the attention of all voyagers, from Wallis downwards.
In agility they are unsurpassed; in fact they are stated to be so swift in their movements as to be able to capture birds on the wing with their paws.