Latitude 17.7134° S                  Longitude: 178.0650° E

Fiji formed over 150 million years ago as a result of volcanic activity. According to Fijian legend, the great chief Lutunasobasoba led his people across the seas to the new land of Fiji.

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Latitude 21.2367° S           Longitude: 159.7777° W


Scattered over nearly two million square kilometres of ocean, 15 volcanic island coral atolls make up the nation of the Cook Islands, named after the explorer Captain Cook.

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Latitude: 15.3767° S     Longitude: 165.9592° E

Vanuatu is a nation of 80 islands, once known as the New Hebrides the country was jointly governed by British and French administrations before gaining independence on 30 July 1980.

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Latitude: 0°31 S Longitude: 166°55 E

Nauru (Naoero) is a raised, fossilised coral atoll located 42 kilometres south of the equator, with a land area of 21 square kilometres. There are 12 tribes, which are represented by the twelve-pointed star on the national flag. The Nauruan way of life has been greatly influenced by the Christian faith and very little of the old ways remain.
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Latitude: 06°00 S Longitude: 147°00 E

 

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is Australia’s nearest neighbour, separated by just five kilometres across the Torres Strait. Politically independent since 1975, PNG is one of the most diverse countries in the world – geographically, biologically, culturally and linguistically – with over 800 indigenous languages.
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Latitude: 13°35 S Longitude: 172°20 W

Samoa comprises nine volcanic islands, only four are inhabited. With a population of 195,000, the two main islands Upolu and Savai’i make up 99% of the land. The Fa’a Samoa (The Samoan way) is over 3,000 years old. Samoan mythology tells us the people descended from the gods and heavens.
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