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Fiji Museum updated their cover photo.

Swimming pool at the Royal New Zealand Air Force base, Laucala Bay, 1960s.
The pool still remains while the area is now occupied by the University of the South Pacific. The white building in the background was the RNZAF hanger, now USP Lower Campus. The two buildings directly behind the pool are the old grandstand at Buckhurst Park, now ANZ Stadium.

From the collections of Tim Barns-Graham, a former officer with the RNZAF stationed at Laucala Bay.
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Swimming pool at the Royal New Zealand Air Force base, Laucala Bay, 1960s.
The pool still remains while the area is now occupied by the University of the South Pacific. The white building in the background was the RNZAF hanger, now USP Lower Campus. The two buildings directly behind the pool are the old grandstand at Buckhurst Park, now ANZ Stadium.

From the collections of Tim Barns-Graham, a former officer with the RNZAF stationed at Laucala Bay.

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Viti FlanaganCheck this out Dave Lark. Just after we were talking about it yesterday!

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Dave LarkLooks inviting but not with Wgtn weather

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Ilana BurnessWow. Just amazing piece of history this is . Vinaka.

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Uraia Teri Kthat is amazing

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Kathy KellyJuan Arroz

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Robbi ShearerRemember this Susi Shearer Stanco?!

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Christopher PriceYou were there at the time Gary Aitchison

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Rachel JohnstoneWas this where you trained Robbi?

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David DaltonUsed to launch our boat from Laucala Bay

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Mere BolaivunaJowy Lipscomb Fisher

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Shane AntonioUSP was literally built around this pool...amazing

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Sheen LalAnish Chand

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Kelera BokiniTotivi Bokini-Ratu Ella K Bennion

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Joan HartThe hours I spent in this pool as a nine year old were idyllic- no sunscreen, my blonde hair turned green, even swam in it when it was being emptied...! Such memories...

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Liliwaimanu VuiyasawaI wouldn't be surprised if the baby pool in this pic is the horse shoe sitting area we see now.

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Bob TuxsonLasting memories!

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Ulamila DaloI remember this pool to well. I use to spend Sundays here while my dad studied in the library.

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Mahlon IsimeliUsp pool

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Lai SeanaSemi Malachi Blezzed Joe Kotobalavu see a little history about USP that we didn't know about.

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Frances DisigaTanisha Lal Vernessa Caldwell

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Divisha DeeptiIvam Lal

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Divisha DeeptiAlvin Kumar

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Noleen NarayanDeepesh

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Mary LeanoHad some terrifying swimming lessons in this pool!! Jackie Mallpress Luisa Cama

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Jintamani GainIs the pool used or empty ? Any updated photos? Great photo. Michael how cool Is this. Spot the Scouts

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Fiji Museum updated their cover photo.

Lautoka Mill and surroundings captured in a postcard.

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Lautoka Mill and surroundings captured in a postcard.

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