1998.47.39
'Modern houses at Noatau'

Photographer: George Smith
Date of Photo: 18 April - 7 December 1873
Continent: Oceania
Geographical Area: Melanesia
Country: Fiji
Region/Place: Rotuma; Noa'tau
Format: Stereo Card
Size: 77 x 80 mm (left); 78 x 81 (right)
Acquisition: Donated 1921

Description

View of a whitewashed house at Noa'tau on the island of Rotuma, surrounded by coconut palm trees, captioned 'Modern Houses at Noatau, Rotumah' (printed caption). A handwritten annotation on the reverse of the mount, 'My House/ 1869', suggests that Charles Wood either built or, more likely, stayed in this house on an earlier visit to the island.