IT is a little settlement nestled among farms in the highlands.
The residents here have been on very good terms with people of other races in the area since time immemorial and, following their forefathers' footsteps, have proven that a good relationship with everyone works well.
Apart from maintaining this relationship, they have proven that hard work is the way to success.
The residents of Nadrala, up the Kavanagasau Rd in Nadroga, are descendants of the "stolen people".
Similar to other people in different places in the country, their forefathers were also brought to Fiji from Solomon Islands.
They were brought by force or tricked into coming to Fiji during the labour trade, with the first batch arriving in 1865.
Apart from the Solomon Islands, people from Vanuatu were also brought to Fiji during this period, initially to work on cotton plantations and then in the sugar cane fields.
But Fiji was not the only country the "stolen people" were brought to. They were also taken to Queensland in Australia.
While many of these stolen people, mostly men, stayed back in Fiji after the end of their contract, those who opted to return home were reportedly thrown off on islands outside Fiji's waters.
Of those who stayed behind, the descendant of a labourer from the Solomon Islands lives in the highlands of Nadroga, enjoying a quiet farming life with his family.
They live in Haha settlement in Nadrala. The settlement's original name is Sasa in the Bauan dialect but it is pronounced and spelt as Haha in the Nadroga dialect.
Joji Oneone, 55, who heads the settlement with a population of 24, said he was not sure why the settlement was named Sasa by his forefathers.
But from the stories passed down the generations, he knows that his great grandfather, Jeke Malele, was brought from Malaita in the Solomon Islands to harvest cane in Fiji.
Mr Oneone said his great grandfather was based at Nayawa in Sigatoka before moving a bit further to Musurewa in Yalava.
"Since only men were brought to Fiji from the Solomon Islands at that time, there were inter-marriages when our forefathers stayed behind here," he said.
"My great-grandfather married my great-grandmother Alena, an iTaukei who was from Volivoli in Sigatoka.
"My grandfather was Pita Teqe and my grandmother was Kesaia Tuvou, an iTaukei. After the death of my great-grandfather and great-grandmother, my grandfather and grandmother moved from Yalava to Nadrala.
"They leased 40 acres of Crown land and planted sugar cane. My father Are Konabo was born here in Haha settlement."
Mr Oneone said his mother Malikesa Katonivualiku was from Vanua Levu.
He was born in a family of four brothers and two sisters.
"Since my father's death, I have been looking after the 40 acres of land which we still have a lease for.
"I plant sugar cane, vegetables, cassava and I also have some cattle and goats.
"The farm is where I was brought up and I'm still here.
"I am a direct descendant of the Solomon Islanders who were brought to Fiji. I'm aware that they were either tricked into coming here or were brought against their will.
"The Solomon blood line is still evident in our settlement despite the inter marriages over the past decades. Some children and adults, including my younger brother, have ginger hair."
Mr Oneone said residents of the settlement were his family members.
He said they were linked to other Solomon Islands descendants in the country.
"We are in touch with other descendants in the country as most of our forefathers were brought to Fiji from Malaita. We meet now and then and we are members of the Melanesian Group.
"The annual meetings are often attended by the elders of the various settlements around the country and discussions are mostly on projects to be undertaken in the settlements.
"This hall that we are sitting in now was built as the result of a decision taken during one of our meetings."
Mr Oneone said a meeting in Kwa or Vanuakula settlement in Drasa, Lautoka, was attended by a Solomon Islander from Malaita.
"He told us at the meeting that our relatives are there in Malaita.
"We have our blood links there and I for one would like to trace my roots back to them.
"The man also told us that the way we do things here, like singing and playing musical instruments, is almost the same as in Malaita.
"So, we all know that our relatives are back there in Malaita and some have even gone there to trace their roots."
Mr Oneone said while he had Solomon blood in him, he had inherited something as a gift from his late mother who was an iTaukei from Vanua Levu.
"If a fish bone is stuck in someone's throat and they can't take it out, I just dip my fingers in water and touch that person's throat and the bone goes down.
"Apart from that, I can also heal sores on people's body, sores they have from a long time and that have not healed.
"I inherited these things from my mother. It is a gift of God that she had and somehow it has been passed down to me."
Mr Oneone also said he could not eat shark meat because it was a kind of taboo to do so.
"I was told by my grandfather not to eat shark meat because if I do, then all the hair will fall off from my body. He didn't give me any other reason for it."
Although he does not know any bit of the Solomon dialect, he is fluent in English, the iTaukei language and Hindustani.
Mr Oneone said except for his great-grandfather and great-grandmother, his forefathers were buried on the land he and his family lived on.
He said the graves were memories of the hard work his forefathers did after leasing the land to plant sugar cane.
"I heard that our relatives in Malaita are also very hardworking people. They also have similar root crops like we do in Fiji.
"This place is good for me as it was the residence of my forefathers and I was also born and brought up here.
"I'll continue to toil the land here and live a happy life."