National Geographic : 1928 Oct
00 Photograph from the Authors SUVA WELCOMES ITS FIRST AIR VISITOR The Fiji group shelters a strangely mixed population. Besides natives, there is a goodly colony of British traders and planters and many thousands of Hindus from India, originally imported to work the plantations. They are now almost as numerousasthe native islanders. Shortly before its arrival at Suva, the plane swept across the International Date Line and gained a day.