Cultural Information


This page is devoted to understanding more about the culture, history, and geography of the countries that send us our marine livestock. We're going to take a little virtual tour, so have a seat while we take a look around!


Fiji Shells Stamps

Island culture and history is very interesting and there are endless areas of potential study with every geographical location ... from learning about the history of the people and the settlement and civilization of the society; to discovering the flora and fauna or marine life; the food and customs; geography of the region; or just to get a feel of what the places look like. We can only begin to brush the surface here, but we hope these pages bring you enjoyment!



Vintage Fiji


Tonga Humpback Whale Stamps    Tonga Humpback Whales Stamp



Blowholes at Houma Liku, Tonga ...
Houma Liku (Tonga) Blowholes



The archipelago of Tonga was named "the Friendly Islands" by Captain James Cook who visited in the mid-late 1700's. He and his crew charted areas previously unknown, mapped the Great Barrier Reef, along with Tonga and Fiji, as well as other islands in the South Pacific.







Tonga Whale Stamp    Tongan Parrot Stamp    Tonga Stamps



Vintage Tonga Hut

Vavau Hut
Village in Vava’u, Tonga (year unknown)



Tonga Humpback Whale Stamp

Photographing Humpback Whales in Tonga




Fiji Spices Stamps



Vintage Fiji ...

Vintage Fiji Village

Fiji Boats

Fiji 1920's

Fiji Glamour Dance Girls

Old Fiji Postcard

Vintage Fiji Gal

Fiji Islands


Pacific Island Legends

Read a short story from "Pacific Island Legends"...






Here are some interesting pages about some of the other places where many reefs abound ...

Australia

Australian Museum - Fishes Page

Australia & Oceania Geography


Indonesia

Diving Bali

Beaches of Bali

An Overview of Java Indonesia

Indonesia: Location, Geography and Climate
"The world's largest archipelago, Indonesia's constellation of islands straddles the divide between the Asian and Australian continental plates."

Destination Reefs: Sulawesi

Biodiversity of Sulawesi

Java Naval Battles in WWII


Philippines

Bird’s-eye View of "Small Capone" Island - Philippines


South Pacific Map

Solomon Islands

Solomon Island Diving Adventures

Solomon Islands - Naval Battles in WWII


Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Photo Album & Tour


Vietnam

Legend of Viet Nam
Is it Vietnam or Viet Nam?


Hawai'i

Hawai’i from Space

Hawaiian Virtual Field Trip

Coral Spawnings in Hawai'i


Other Interesting Reading and Resources

The Spirit of 'Ohana and the Polynesian Voyagers

Amelia Earhart Found in the South Pacific?


Keep an eye on this page for any additional links that may be added in the future!







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