Former Morris Hedstrom

Ovalau & the Lomaiviti Group

The 1868 former Morris Hedstrom (MH) trading store is the original MH store in Fiji. Behind its restored facade are the Levuka Community Centre, a library and a branch of the Fiji Museum, which holds a small exhibition detailing the history of Levuka, including some wonderful old photos of the town from colonial days.

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Nearby Ovalau & the Lomaiviti Group attractions

1. Levuka Museum

Fiji Museum offers a fascinating, if chaotically organised, glimpse of old Levuka, through its wonderfully atmospheric displays.

2. Pigeon Post Site

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The site of Levuka's original Pigeon Post, marked by a nondescript drinking fountain in the centre of the road. From the timber loft that stood here,…

3. Marist Convent School

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The Marist Convent School (1882) was a girls school opened by Catholic missionaries and run by nuns, but is now a lively co-ed primary school. It was…

4. Sacred Heart Church

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Sacred Heart Church dates from 1858. The clock strikes each hour twice, with a minute in between. Locals say the first strike is an alarm to warn people…

5. Old Police Station

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The little weatherboard building on the corner of Garner Jones Rd and Totoga Lane was Levuka’s original police station (1874)

6. Former Town Hall

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The former town hall (1901) is built in typical British colonial style (although not to celebrate Queen Victoria’s silver jubilee as is commonly thought),…

7. Masonic Lodge Ruins

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This stone shell was the South Pacific’s first Masonic lodge (1875). This was once Levuka’s only Romanesque building, but it was burnt to a husk in the…

8. Navoka Methodist Church


In the cemetery next to the village’s Methodist Church is the grave of former American consul John Brown Williams. It was his claim for financial…