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  1. The sitting of a village is something which is given very mature consideration by the Fijians before building their houses. It must be accessible to a river or to the beach, sea, and reefs; it must have fertile land for the growing of root and vegetable crops and an adequate supply of fresh water for cooking and bathing, and above all, it must be amply protected from devastation by hurricanes and storms which occur between the months of December and April. At Matayalevu in the Yasawas, the villagers have planted breadfruit trees throughout the village which, besides affording protection from the hot sun, ensures an added supply of food. This photo was taken by a crew member on break from the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953). 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Government of Fiji; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953)
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Fiji
    • Format: image
  2. During a break from the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953) a crewmember took this aerial photo of the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva with the government buildings to the right. Suva is the capital and the largest city of Fiji. 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Government of Fiji; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Horizon (Ship)
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Suva (Fiji)
    • Format: image