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Rob Wright 
Rethatching a house in Nasau 
[Fiji in the Forties and Fifties, pl. 76] 
1952 
  
Book illustration, based on gelatin silver print 
Private collection of Ginnie Marlow 
Used with the kind permission of Ginnie Marlow and Thomson Pacific Ltd. 
  
 
LL/20251 
  
This photograph is included in the book "Fiji in the Forties and Fifties" Photography by Rob Wright, Text by Sir Ian Thomson, Edited by Peter Thomson (Thomson Pacific Ltd., 1994, ISBN: 0473027402)
 
Accompanying text in book:
 
"When a lot of people are together and all talking at once , a Fijian simile applied: 'Vaka na tara vale', meaning 'like house-building'. Building a vale vakaviti was always a noisy operation."
 
Further comment by Ginnie Marlow (May 2007):
 
"Vale - house" 
 

 
  
 
  
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