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Speaking up for our historical sites

Matilda Simmons
Monday, July 17, 2017

THE Naililili Catholic Church stands silent amid the green trees of Naililili near the banks of the Rewa River, its stone walls, blackened by age with the weather providing a dramatic backdrop. Built by French missionaries at the turn of the century, the building strikes you for its beauty and yet dilapidated stage.

The century old church has seen so many events in it's lifetime one of which was the famous burning of the Bible in the early 1920s which caused a furor that letters were written furiously to The Fiji Times from all parts of the country, including overseas, condemning the incident.

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