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Four women of Loma Loma

Four women of Loma Loma


An inked inscription verso in a period hand identifies the women as 'Loma Loma Natives.'

Loma Loma is a village on Vanua Balavu, one of the islands in Fiji's Lau archipelago.

Photographed by F. H. Dufty of Levuka, on the island of Ovalau [Fiji].

Francis Herbert Dufty arrived in Levuka from the colony of Victoria [Australia] in early 1871. Over the next 16 years, Frank Dufty he first established and then expanded a successful studio on the island, producing many portraits and landscape photographs.

 

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