Identity of the Young Lad Learning the Ropes Revealed

Some of the ‘takias’: canoes, arriving at Suva Harbour on that late November 1953 to join the flotilla to receive HM Queen Elizabeth

A previous posting carried a picture of  a Dravuni outrigger, and all its crew members were named except the young lad helping Captain Osea steer the canoe. I can now reveal his identity. He is Pauliasi Tuiviwa, son of Timoci, Vunivalu of Buliya, also in the picture. The Vunivalu and his family lived in Dravuni for sometime.  His wife was a kaidravuni.


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