National Geographic : 1913 Jun
IN THE FIJI VENICE The little village of Rewa, on Viti Levu, the largest island in the Fiji group, has been called by the English "the Venice ofFiji." Itlies at the mouth of the Rewa River, which flows through a delta at its mouth, and the innumerable canalsthus formed serve asthestreets ofthe the village. The title is a little absurd, as a few hundred straw huts placed on the banks of the canalscan hardly becompared tothewonder ful city on the Adriatic; but, like Venice, its streets are canals and its vehicles boats. The Venetian gondola ishere replaced byanequally curi ous craft, the painted canoe, and the one shown in the picture is a fine example of the largest kind.