150th anniversary: Glimpses of old Fiji

A mushroom cloud rises after a heavy explosion on board the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV-2) on May 8, 1942. The American fl eet that took part in this battle against the Japanese made a brief stop in Suva, Fiji, in the 1940s. Picture: WIKIPEDIA

GLIMPSES of the old Fiji were shared at the Lautoka Lion’s anniversary dinner on Saturday, April 28, 1973. Speaking at the event was the late Sir Leonard Usher, former mayor of Suva and the executive director of The Fiji Times and Herald Ltd. He said before Nadi became a site for an international airport, there […]

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