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Fiji’s Greatest Hotel: Remembrances of the Grand Pacific Hotel – Part 4

Part Four This is the Fourth in a series of blogs by Norwegian anthropologist Solrun Williksen.  These next few excerpts cover the glorious history of the GPH Fiji Times twice to find people who had worked at the Grand Pacific or who were in any way related to the building and could tell a story about it, but only two persons reacted. The people I found who could...

Fiji’s Greatest Hotel: Remembrances of the Grand Pacific Hotel – Part 2

Part Two This is the second part in a series of blogs by Norwegian anthropologist Solrun Williksen.  These next few excerpts cover the glorious history of the GPH The Grand Pacific Hotel was built in 1914 and was hailed as a masterpiece of colonial architecture and a seat of splendid receptions, balls and dinners. It had 60 rooms and a hall with huge cane chairs...