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Robert F. Kay's Blog Posts Tagged 'Fiji' (7) Film Review: Fiji Troops Leave for Malaya 1952

For those of you interested in historical film clips on Fiji, it doesn't get any better than this one from British Pathé. Very cool scenes of Fijian soldiers leaving for the conflict in Malaya where they…


Added by Robert F. Kay on November 25, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments Video Pick: A Funeral

It's rare that you see true Fijian culture expressed in a video. It's not something that is particularly tourist oriented. On the contrary.  It's something private and very intimate.  There's something very timeless here…


Added by Robert F. Kay on June 26, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments Fav Video



Javier Miró shared this a while back and I wanted to make sure everyone saw it.  It's got to be one of the best time lapse pieces I've ever seen on Fiji...

Added by Robert F. Kay on November 8, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments Inside story: Search for Amelia Earhart turns to Fiji

Fiji Sun columnist Graham Davis has done a wonderful story on the the continuing search for Amelia Earhart. The famed aviator, whose disappearance in…


Added by Robert F. Kay on September 4, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- The Spirits's Way-- Chapter 3.34

Making camp involved rolling out our mats on the springy tangle of vines and long grass, putting the bedding on them, and hoping there would be no rain. We decided not to risk a fire, and dined on sardines and pilot biscuits washed down with water.…


Added by Robert F. Kay on November 13, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- Suva-- Chapter 2.16

The drua had two hulls of unequal size, over which was laid a deck equipped with a collapsible house. The mast, stepped in the middle of the deck, carried a lateen sail of pandanus mat. Steering was done by trailing oars of vesi wood up to twenty feet in length. The largest canoe seen by Thomas Williams (c. 1850) had the following dimensions: length of main hull, 118 feet; deck, 50 feet by 24; mast, 68 feet high with 90-foot yards. She…


Added by Robert F. Kay on June 22, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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