580 images of Lautoka - list of photos


This is a complete list of the low-to-medium resolution photos accompanying the "Lautoka, Lautoka, Lautoka" article. I'm aware that all affordable internet connections in Lautoka are at present extremely slow. Therefore, for the benefit of locals, thumbnail indices and slideshow-style presentations have been avoided. You can only access the photos one-by-one via this image-free list, which should make it much easier for locals to find the pictures they're looking for, but less convenient for those with fast broadband access. It will take about 2-2.5 seconds to download a single image using a 56kb/sec dial-up connection, or about 0.01 sec with broadband at 10Mb/sec.

This is a very unbalanced, opportunist collection of photos, intended only to give a cross-section of the city and examples of its institutions and activities. There are many important omissions. I apologise for vagueness in labelling many of the images, and for any instances of misidentification. Any offers to rectify omissions and mistakes would be most welcome. If anyone objects to any of the photos on this site (e.g. in the "Faces" section), please let me know so that they can be immediately removed. (Email Dave Robinson)

All email requests for high-resolution electronic copies of individual photos will be considered but not necessarily honoured. Sorry, I cannot provide hardprints.

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Quick-Find index

Banks
Blooms
Bayside & hill scenery
Botanic Gardens
Buses galore and city bus stand (2005)
More buses (2016)
Churches, temples, mosques
City/bay and island scenery
Colleges
Council buildings
Country scenery
Dwellings - city, suburban, country
Faces
Featured events and organisations:
       Old Peoples Home, Natabua
       Red Cross, Lautoka Branch (mainly Doorknock Appeal parade)
       Sathaya Sai School, Matawalu
       South Indian Hindu festival (example)
Festivals & functions:
      Council function
      Farmers Fest
      Hindu festival
      Sugar Festival parade
Flowers
Football (soccer) at Churchill Park
Government buildings
Hospital
Hotels
Houses
Industrial buildings
Islands (Mamanuca group)
Market place
Masjid (mosques)
Mandir (temples)
Murals
Natabua Old Peoples Home (feature)
Parks
People
Red Cross activities (feature)
Resorts (Mamanuca islands)
Sathya Sai School (feature)
Schools
Shops
Small businesses (CBD)
Streets
Sugar cane harvesting
Sugar industry
Supermarkets
Temples
Theatres

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Blooms

Bougainvillaea
Variegated leaves1
Bloom2
Variegated leaves2
Breadfruit1
Breadfruit2
Jackfruit
Wildflower1
Wildflower2
Hippeastrum1
Hippeastrum2
Hippeastrum3
Bloom3


Botanic Gardens

Avenue1
Trees1
Palms1
Arbour
Crotons etc
Trees2
Avenue2
Bougainvillaea
Palms2


Buses galore! (in 2005)

Bus stand park
Kadar Buksh bus to Kashmir
Driver, hospital bus 1
Driver, hospital bus 2
A collection of buses at the stand 1
5 different bus companies represented here!
Fiji Transport and Pacific Transport buses at the stand 3
Pacific Transport and Nadi General buses at the stand 4
Sweet stalls at the bus stand
Fiji Transport bus
Lautoka General Transport bus
Chaman Lal Transport bus
Sunbeam Express, Suva-Lautoka, at Sigatoka stand


More buses (in 2016)

Classic buses
Bus stand park
Akbar bus
KBL bus
Akbar bus
Shahabud Dean bus
MR Khan bus
Zhong Tong bus
Pacific Transport bus
Classic buses
Classic bus



Cane harvest

Sugar cane train approaching the mill
Lautoka Sugar Mill (also see Industries)
Cane trucks waiting at the mill entrance
Sugar cane truck
Sugar cane almost ready to harvest
Harvesting monster
Mechanical harvesting1
Mechanical harvesting2
Mechanical harvesting3
Mechanical harvesting4
Mechanical harvesting5
Mechanical harvesting6
Mechanical harvesting7
Sundown after the harvest
Cane train going to pick up a load


Churches, temples, mosques

Choir at an evening meeting
Sri Krishna Kaliya Temple, interior1
Sri Krishna Kaliya Temple, interior2
Sri Krishna Kaliya Temple, artwork1
Sri Krishna Kaliya Temple, artwork2
Sri Krishna Kaliya Temple, artwork3
Sri Krishna Kaliya Temple, entrance mural
Matawalu Pentecostal Church
Matawalu Methodist Church
Masjid-ul-Anwaar (Jame Mosque), entrance
Scaffolding surrounds the Masjid-ul-Anwaar in 2005
Lautoka Methodist Church
Sri Krishna Kaliya Temple
A huge, modern Pentecostal church with a view!
Lautoka Sikh Temple1
Lautoka Sikh Temple2
Vishnu Mandir
Vishnu Mandir gate

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City and bayside scenery (including Beachcomber Island)

Ocean view from Sea Breeze Hotel
Ocean view near Sea Breeze Hotel 1
Ocean view near Sea Breeze Hotel 2
View to Lautoka wharf from boat to Bekana Island Resort
View to Bekana Island from boat to Bekana Island Resort
View from Bekana Island Resort 1
View from Bekana Island Resort 2
View towards Lautoka Sugar mill from Bekana Island Resort
Bekana Island Resort jetty
Jetty at Lautoka for boat to Bekana Island Resort
Cruise boat near Bekana Island
View over Lautoka from Reservoir Hill 1
View west from Reservoir Hill
View over Lautoka from Reservoir Hill 2
View over Lautoka from Reservoir Hill 3
View south from Reservoir Hill 2
Queens Road as it enters Lautoka


Country scenes close to Lautoka

Saweni Beach 1
Saweni Beach 2
The river looking south from Matawalu Bridge, Kings Road
The river looking north from Matawalu Bridge, Kings Road
Kings Road at Drasa
A scenic point on Kings Road
Stubble, cane, trees and hills
Volcanic outcrops
Cane and conifers
Cattle on cane stubble
Cane, pine and hills
Creek
Forest with African tulips
Typical scene - cane with a backdrop of mountains
A country road 1
Country scene with cottages
A country road 2
Cane train line at Drasa
Goat


Dwellings

1. Town

Town dwelling 1
Town dwelling 2
Town dwelling 3
Town dwelling 4
Town dwelling 5
Town dwelling 6
Town dwelling 7
Town dwelling 8
Town dwelling 9
Town dwelling 10

2. Suburban (mainly Kashmir)

Suburban dwellings 1
Suburban dwelling 2
Suburban dwelling 3
Suburban dwelling guard dog
Suburban dwelling 4

3. Country (mainly Drasa)

Country dwelling 1
Country dwelling 2
Country dwelling 3
Country dwelling 4
Country dwelling 5
Country dwelling 6
Country dwelling 7

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People and Faces (revised)

1 Classic
3 Indian Beauty
4 Beaded and flowered
5 Pierced
6 One way to carry a fork
7 Try my rice
8 Up a tree (Matawalu)
9 Half way up a tree (California Rd)
10 Polish and papers
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12 Shoeshine boy
13 Best bhaji cook
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17 Serious duo
18 Waisale Serevi (coach/captain Fiji rugby 7s) visiting Lautoka, 5/8/05
19 Fingers crossed
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23 Pensive
24 Piyar for Nani (fond prayers for Granny)
25 Computer whizz-kid
26 Bougainvillaea belle
27 Bus driver
28 Up there? No, over there!
29 Staff of Movie House video store
30 Meditation
31 Driving
32 Sliding
33 Seesawing
34 Displaying
35 Problems with chalk


Festivals and functions

1. Sugar Festival Parade

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2. Farmfest, Churchill Park

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3. South Indian Hindu festival (example)

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4. Council function, Shirley Park

Official marquee
Dancer
Band
Red Cross puppet show about HIV awareness

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Football (soccer) at Churchill Park

Lautoka v Nausori 2
Lautoka v Nausori 4
Entrance to stadium
Fiji v India (night match) 1
Fiji v India (night match) 2
Fiji v India (night match) 3
Fiji v India (night match) 2
Lautoka v Rewa 1
Lautoka v Rewa 2
Lautoka v Rewa 3
Lautoka v Rewa 4
Lautoka v Rewa 5
Lautoka v Rewa 6


Government, hospital and civic buildings

Lautoka Council Civic Centre
Fire Station
Library
Government buildings 1
Government buildings 2
Government buildings 3
Government buildings 4
Government buildings 5
Lautoka Hospital 1
Lautoka Hospital 2
Lautoka Hospital 3
Lautoka Police Station 1
Lautoka Police Station 2


Hotels and resorts

Lautoka Hotel 1
Lautoka Hotel 2
Lautoka Hotel bar and restaurant (part)
Waterfront Hotel 1
Waterfront Hotel 2
Waterfront Hotel 3
Cathay Hotel
Cathay Hotel restaurant
Cathay Hotel bar
View from Sea Breeze Hotel
View from Bekana Island Resort 1
View from Bekana Island Resort 2
Saweni Beach Apartment Hotel (from the beach)

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Industrial sites

Punjas flour mill
Punjas tea advertisement hoarding
South Pacific Distilleries
South Pacific Fertilizers 1
South Pacific Fertilizers 2
South Pacific Fertilizers 3
Carpenters Motors
A back-street Punja depot
Lautoka Wharf 1
Lautoka Wharf 2
Sugar cane train approaching the mill
FSC Lautoka Sugar Mill 1
FSC Lautoka Sugar Mill 2
FSC Lautoka Sugar Mill 3
FSC Lautoka Sugar Mill 4
FSC Lautoka Sugar Mill 5
Cane truck queue at the mill 1
Cane truck queue at the mill 2
Sugar mill and railway line 1
Sugar mill and railway line 2
Fiji Meats Limited
Fiji Pine wood chips pile
Wood chips loading gantries
Oil tanks


Market Place and Sugar City Mall

Sugar City Mall
Market Place 1
Market Place 2
Market Place 3
Market Place 4
Market Place 5 - umbrellas and awnings
Market Place 6 - umbrella
Market Place/Bus stand - sweet stalls
Market Place/Bus stand - pigeons

New (2010) shopping precinct in Yasawa St

Natabua Old Peoples Home

Sign
Main block
Main Hall and clinic
Visiting hours sign
Residents 1
Residents 2
Activities 1
Activities 2
Activities 3
Residents 3
Residents 4
Cats
Group photo 1 - Residents
Group photo 2 - Residents
Group photo 3 - Staff
"Chapel" hall
"Chapel" hall with staff
Racial Breakdown notice
Staff 1 (cook)
Dormitory 1
Dormitory 2
Garden
Garden and gardeners
Activities 4
Activities 5
Residents 5
Staff and volunteers 1
Activities 6
Activities 7
Residents 6
Residents 7
Residents 8
Staff and volunteers 2
Staff and residents 1
Staff and residents 2
Staff 2
Staff 3
Staff and residents 3
Activities 8
Residents 9
Residents 10
Residents 11
Waisale Serevi contingent visiting the home

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Red Cross, Lautoka Branch

1. Buildings and activities

Red Cross building 1
Red Cross building 3
Red Cross building 4
Red Cross building 5
Red Cross office 1
Red Cross office 2
Mobile Blood Bank 1
Mobile Blood Bank 2
Mobile Blood Bank 3
Puppet show about HIV awareness 1
Puppet show 2
Puppet show 3
Puppet show 4
Puppet show 6
Addressing an evening community meeting
Choir at evening community meeting

2. Doorknock Appeal Parade

Band members
Band members
Parade 1
Parade 2
Parade 3
Parade 4
Parade 5 (collectors)
Parade 6 (collectors)
Parade 7 (collectors)
Parade 8
Parade 9
Parade 10
Parade 11
Parade 12
Parade 13
Parade 14
Parade 15
Parade 16
Parade 17
Parade 18
Parade 19
Parade 20
Parade 21
Parade 22
Parade 23
A full can

3. People

A Doorknock Appeal organiser
Doorknock Appeal organisers (Lautoka Branch manager, right)
Volunteer (administration)
Staff, volunteers
Staff, volunteers
Staff, volunteers


Schools

1. General

Lautoka Muslim Primary School 1 (front)
Lautoka Muslim Primary School 2 (back)
Lautoka Muslim Primary School 3 (back)
Natabua Teachers Training College
Lautoka School for Special Education
Jasper Williams Primary School 1
Jasper Williams Primary School 2
Jasper Williams Primary School 3
Jasper Williams Primary School 4
Jasper Williams High School
Natabua High School 1
Natabua High School 2
Natabua High School 3
Natabua High School 4 (motto)
Natabua High School 5 (emblem)
Lautoka ? Kindergarten
Drasa Kindergarten
Drasa Indian School 1
Drasa Indian School 2
Drasa Indian School 3
Drasa Indian School 4

2. Sathya Sai School feature

Entrance sign
Plaque
Kindergarten
Kindergarten
Kindergarten - meditation class
Kindergarten mural
Kindergarten - meditation class
Kindergarten playground
Playground slide
Playground group
Main school building
Main school building
Junior meditation class
Drama class
Dancing/drama class
Dancing/singing class
A studious class
Another studious class
Meditation class
Young students
Student
Student
Student
Teacher and students
Maths teacher at work
Teacher meditating
Prefects
Teaching staff
Garden - shadehouse

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Central business area enterprises

Post office
Rajendra Prasad Foodtown Supermarket
New World Supermarket
Bargain Box, Bargain World
Superfoods Supermarkets, Liquorland
Rups Big Bear store
Money Exchange
Morris Hedstrom Supermarket 1
Morris Hedstrom Supermarket 2
Bargain Box (Fiji) Limited
ANZ Bank
Compuland, Gina's Coffee Shop
Fiji Care (Marsh & McLennon House)
Bula Bargains Limited
Anup Medical Centre (Dr Michael Nagan)
Village 4 Cinema Theatre
Sweden Palace Cafe
RB Patel Westpoint Supermarket
Westpac Bank
Westpac Bank 3
Shell Service station
Carpenters Hardware
Interior of Movie House video store
Staff of Movie House video store


Streets, parks and murals

1. Streets

Tavewa Avenue
Tavewa Avenue - the Court House
Narara Parade
Phone booths on Narara Parade
Vitogo Parade approaching the city
Vitogo Parade 2
Vitogo Parade 3
Railway line in Vitogo Parade 1
Railway line in Vitogo Parade 2
Sugar City Mall from Yasawa Street
Naviti Street 1
Naviti Street 2
Sellers at the corner of Naviti and Vakabale Streets
Wakabale Street

2. Parks & murals

Lautoka City Council Childrens Park 1
Lautoka City Council Childrens Park 2
Shirley Park 1
Shirley Park 2
Shirley Park/Marine Drive - view 1
Shirley Park/Marine Drive - view 2
Shirley Park/Marine Drive - view 3
Entrance to Chuchill Park stadium, off Narara Pde
Multi-purpose Courts in Churchill Park (Yasawa St side)
Shirley Park Peace & Stability murals 1
Shirley Park Peace & Stability murals 2
Shirley Park Peace & Stability murals 3
Shirley Park Peace & Stability murals 4
Shirley Park Peace & Stability murals 5
Shirley Park Peace & Stability murals 6
Shirley Park Peace & Stability murals 7
Shirley Park Peace & Stability murals 8
Advertising posters in Saku St 1
Advertising posters in Saku St 2
Looking over Marine Parade
Nature strip at end of Marine Parade
Shirley Park in 2010

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A myriad islands - the Mamanuca group

1. Beachcomber

Beachcomber Island Resort 1 - the island
Beachcomber Island Resort 1B - the island (??)
Beachcomber Island Resort 2 - music on board
Beachcomber Island Resort 3 - the main resort building
Beachcomber Island Resort 5 - buffet
Beachcomber Island Resort 4 - nosh house
Beachcomber Island Resort 6 - coral viewing boat
Beachcomber Island Resort 7 - on board the coral viewing boat

1. Treasure Island

The island 1
The island 2
The island & resort
The resort
Resort bure
Turtles
Lizards
Resort bure
Swimming pool
Boarding boat

1. Miscellaneous

Island hopping catamaran
Catamaran wake
Unknown
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Amunuca Island Resort
Unknown
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Unknown with seaplane
Changing boats
Off to the resort
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Unknown with seaplane
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Catamaran wake
Catamaran wake
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Mana Island
Mana Island Resort jetty
Unknown
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Likuliku Lagoon Resort, Masima Island
Castaway Island
Castaway Island
Castaway Island Resort
Castaway Island Resort
Malolo Island Resort
Unknown
Unknown

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