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Fiji Museum updated their cover photo.

Farewell at Labasa dock. 1944.

Photographed by Robert Katzenberg (1919-2006), a US soldier stationed in Fiji with the United States Armed Forces between 1943 and 1944. Katzenberg's keen interest in photography captured fascinating scenes of Fiji using colour-transparencies. His collections of images captured during his posting to Fiji were recently donated to the Fiji Museum by his daughter, Barbara Katzenberg.
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Farewell at Labasa dock. 1944.

Photographed by Robert Katzenberg (1919-2006), a US soldier stationed in Fiji with the United States Armed Forces between 1943 and 1944. Katzenbergs keen interest in photography captured fascinating scenes of Fiji using colour-transparencies. His collections of images captured during his posting to Fiji were recently donated to the Fiji Museum by his daughter, Barbara Katzenberg.

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Emily ZoingI remember this old bulk store at BP's wharf and just look at the majestic three sisters in the background. Lovely photo Suvnay. Do say hello to mum from me please. xxx

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Joe WarraI remember the warf

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Ashwin LalNice history...

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Lisi SahibEverything has changed but the three sisters still there ....till then

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Elvin KishoreJain Laleen Lata Moreen Archana Prasad

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Jenny Leewai BourkeWow

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Carole DoughaThe "Three Sisters" mountain range in the back gives us perspective. It's a wonderful photo of those times.

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Hotesh LalThe Electrity power station was built next to the building on the right by H B Gibson and others which was later sold to FEA and operated by "momo" Evans.

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Mohammad AfzalGood remembrance

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Jagannath SamiIsnt it next to where the FEA power station is now!

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Bhoo Prasad GautamJack if you are right then this where SPF Labasa Depot is.

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Jagannath SamiExactly Bhoo, thats what i think aswell.

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Govind ReddyI think BP. Bulkstore, n wharf where cargo ship (Tabusoro) used to berth, n my dad worked there for long time, old memory's.

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Fiji Museum updated their cover photo.

Nasea, Labasa. 1944.
Photographed by Robert Katzenberg (1919-2006), a US soldier stationed in Vanua Levu with the United States Armed Forces between 1943 and 1944. Katzenberg's keen interest in photography captured fascinating scenes of Fiji using colour-transparencies. His collections of images captured during his posting to Fiji were recently donated to the Fiji Museum by his daughter, Barbara Katzenberg.
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Nasea, Labasa. 1944.
Photographed by Robert Katzenberg (1919-2006), a US soldier stationed in Vanua Levu with the United States Armed Forces between 1943 and 1944. Katzenbergs keen interest in photography captured fascinating scenes of Fiji using colour-transparencies. His collections of images captured during his posting to Fiji were recently donated to the Fiji Museum by his daughter, Barbara Katzenberg.

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Sipiriano NemaniThis is so real! First coloured image of the colonial period and of Labasa in his era I had ever come across! Labasa dina Emi Bainimarama Ana Rauca Timijoyce Naqeletia Onny Di Tagicakirewa ae ae mutou tiva mata!

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Sera Bale TalatokaWe still have some old shops in the rural areas of labasa with the same kind of building

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Arthur YeeWoww look at day olds mobil

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Dilip KumarWow... Emily Zoing

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Joan BulaWow love this pic

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Cissy PlodererThomas Zoing

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Randhir SinghNorthern pride

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Grace WilkesMajestic theatre I remember plus the low white fence with large front belonged to old Jadurams,just don't remember the grass verge on Main Street though.

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Sharon Bhagwan RollsThis is what my mother Rachel Bhagwan would have been seeing as a 6 year old in 1944. James S. Bhagwan Maelin Pickering-Bhagwan Siân JeanetteSiân Jeanette Ayesha RollsmAlbert Benjamin Harry Rolls

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Sat Pal SahaiThat's what you call a real heritage foundation

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Joji RaiqisoBest town in Fiji

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Ali JanWhat a wonderful memories , so great n a very big Vinaka vakalevu to Barbara n dad .

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Navitalai RaiqisoSiga Damu

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Tui CabealawaIga2 siha tina???

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Nalio NixIsa o Nasea ...igaiga re ..tina

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Jeffery Khanthere is no houses in delailabasa

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Vatea KomaisavaiTudoii Ritova] Vasemaca Qomate Linton Qomate Bulou Rgf Ritova Trevor Whippy Mirry Qomate Dimiri Ritova Losalini Qomate Litia Bukalidi Donna McGoon NemDis Qomate Raisema Tuqama Ritova Tusave Ritova Diaz Qomate Roqica Qomate

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Mirry QomateBeautiful.........looks like an old western movie town!!!

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Shobha KomarThank you Barbara for sharing this wonderful memories.

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Shiri DeoWelcome more memorable pictures, thanks

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Nimmi SinghAnd I always believed my memories were the best(1970 - 1988)....proof that Labasa has held its beauty for a long time

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Vincent Edward McKenzieOh man l remember walking those veranda. Next to Majestic theatre was Kumars Cafe. Opposite Majestic theatre was Ram Swamy's restaurant. I used to get my school uniform sown to a tailoring sore next door to the restaurant. Never forget my home town.

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Armogam MurganI am happy to see our Labasa town

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Armogam MurganI am interested getting details and picture of Vunika CAR tunnel .Labasa

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Armogam MurganCorrection Vunika CSR tunnel

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