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Lomaiviti Group Sights

Gun Rock

  • Military Site

Updated 06/22/2011

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This peak visible in the hills behind Beach Street bears the scars of cannonballs fired by the HMS Havannah in 1849. The gesture was meant to intimidate King Ratu Cakobau into treating Fiji's resident Europeans more favorably. The rock was again fired upon by a naval captain in 1874 in order to entertain a group of chiefs. You may climb the rock (it offers great harbor views) but you should first ask the Tui Levuka (local chief) or a member of his family for permission as a sign of respect. Inquire in town about the family's whereabouts.

Sight Information

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About 1.5 km (1 mi) north of Levuka, Ovalau, Lomaiviti Group, Fiji

Updated 06/22/2011

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