Levuka

Levuka Historical Port Townits namesake
Levuka is a town on the eastern coast of the Fijian island of Ovalau, in Lomaiviti Province, in the Eastern Division of Fiji.wikipedia
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Ovalau (Fiji)

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Levuka is a town on the eastern coast of the Fijian island of Ovalau, in Lomaiviti Province, in the Eastern Division of Fiji.
Levuka, Fiji's former capital, is the largest of 24 towns and villages on the island.

Eastern Division, Fiji

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Levuka is a town on the eastern coast of the Fijian island of Ovalau, in Lomaiviti Province, in the Eastern Division of Fiji.
The capital of the division is Levuka, on the Ovalau island.

Suva

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After Fiji was annexed as a British colony in 1874, Levuka remained the capital until 1877, when the administration was moved to Suva, although the move was not made official until 1882.
In 1877, it was decided to make Suva the capital of Fiji, as the geography of former main European settlement at Levuka on the island of Ovalau, Lomaiviti province proved too restrictive.

Fiji Times

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Fiji's first newspaper, the Fiji Times, which is still in operation today, was founded in Levuka in 1869.
Established in Levuka on 4 September 1869 by George Littleton Griffiths (1844 Woolwich, England - 1908 Suva, Fiji), it is Fiji's oldest number 1 newspaper still operating.

United States Exploring Expedition

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The US Exploring Expedition visited in 1840.
The Porpoise surveyed the Low Archipelago, while the Vincennes and Peacock proceeded onwards to Ovalau, where they signed a commercial treaty with Tanoa Visawaqa in Levuka.

2005 Fijian municipal election

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The municipal elections of 22 October 2005 resulted in a defeat for the SDL of outgoing Mayor Taniela Bulivou, with the Balance Party taking 6 of the 8 seats.
The Mayoralty changed hands in six municipalities, as party political control changed hands in the Councils of Lami, Labasa, Levuka, Savusavu, and Nasinu.

Seru Epenisa Cakobau

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When the first modern nation state of Fiji was founded in 1871, Seru Epenisa Cakobau was crowned King at Levuka.
Supported by foreign settlers, he finally succeeded in creating a united Fijian kingdom in 1871, and established Levuka as his capital.

Hereward Kesteven

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Born at Levuka, Fiji, to medical officer Leighton Kesteven and Caroline Elizabeth, née Eames, he and his family moved to Brisbane in the 1880s and to Sydney in 1891, where Hereward attended Sydney Church of England Grammar School until his father's bankruptcy forced him to leave.

Katharine Susannah Prichard

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Prichard was born in Levuka, Fiji in 1883 to Australian parents, and spent her childhood in Launceston, Tasmania, before moving to Melbourne, where she won a scholarship to South Melbourne College.

Sacred Heart Church, Levuka

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Other well-known landmarks include Sacred Heart Church, a legacy of the Marist Fathers, who arrived in 1858, the Ovalau Club, one of the oldest social organisations in the Pacific, and Levuka Town Hall, which houses the Levuka Town Council.
The Sacred Heart Church, also known as the Church of the Sacred Heart or Sacred Heart Catholic Church, is a Roman Catholic church on the Fijian island of Ovalau, situated on Beach Street in the town of Levuka.

John Maynard Hedstrom

Maynard Hedstrom was born in Levuka on 22 February 1872, the son of N.S. Hedstrom, a Swedish shipmaster who was employed as a harbour master.

Maria Liku

Maria Liku (born in Levuka on 27 April 1990 ) is a Fijian weightlifter who represented Fiji at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Alfred Wendt

He was born in Levuka, Lomaiviti Province.

Fiji

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By the 1820s, Levuka was established as the first European-style town in Fiji, on the island of Ovalau.

Josefa Celua

Prince Joseph Celua of Fiji
He was by his father's side when Sir Hercules Robinson visited Levuka and when as Ex-King he visited Sydney.

Graeme Leung

Leung grew up in Levuka, Fiji, but now resides in Nauru, where he took up a short term contract in September 2014 as Solicitor General of the Republic.

Local government in Fiji

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Levuka is a town on the eastern coast of the Fijian island of Ovalau, in Lomaiviti Province, in the Eastern Division of Fiji.

Lomaiviti Province

Lomaiviti
Levuka is a town on the eastern coast of the Fijian island of Ovalau, in Lomaiviti Province, in the Eastern Division of Fiji.

UNESCO

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Levuka and the island of Ovalau had been seeking recognition from UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for decades, finally being designated in June 2013.

World Heritage Site

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Levuka and the island of Ovalau had been seeking recognition from UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for decades, finally being designated in June 2013.

Shipbuilding

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A disparate band of settlers made up Levuka's population – traders, missionaries, shipwrights, speculators, and vagabonds, as well as respectable businessmen.

Society of Mary (Marists)

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Marist priests, led by Father Breheret, established a mission in Levuka in 1858.

Coronation

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When the first modern nation state of Fiji was founded in 1871, Seru Epenisa Cakobau was crowned King at Levuka.