The post - World War II Stinson Studios photographs, like those of John Bolton Stinson in an earlier time, often go beyond being mere "postcard snapshots" and provide an aesthetically and culturally aware image of Fiji in the last days of its colonial era. This valley is in Ra, on Vitilevu's north coast near Tavua township.
With the advent of wide-bodied jet aircraft in the 1960s, tourism burgeoned and created a great demand for souvenirs, particularly postcards.
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Fiji was thoroughly disrupted by World War 2, and though of course postcards were sold from numerous outlets during that period, there was relatively less original photography produced by commercial firms.
The mountainous background and the evidence of a number of thatched cottages in the background suggest that the location may be Navala, in the Vitilevu Highlands not far from the town of Ba.
Today Navala is probably the last remaining "traditional" village in Fiji, with only a couple of government buildings in the village being constructed of introduced building materials.
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