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Captain Davidson Hay, a well known and experienced seafarer in Fiji's waters.
[Fiji in the Forties and Fifties, pl. 21]
Book illustration, based on gelatin silver print
Private collection of Ginnie Marlow
Used with the kind permission of Ginnie Marlow and Thomson Pacific Ltd.
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:
"About the time this photo of him was taken, he was skipper of a government vessel taking the Acting Governor, Sir John Nicoll, and his staff from Suva to Kadavu. The official party had boarded the vessel at 10 pm and retired for the night, believing that the ship would be proceeding to Kadavu during the night. At daybreak, to their dismay, they found themselves still tied up to Suva Wharf. Captain Hay was unable to offer bad weather or engine failure as the cause of the delay, which was explained by the platoon of empty bottles in the mess room."
Further comment by Ginnie Marlow (May 2007):
Kadavu (island off Viti Levu - main island).