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Talietumu fort – The ruins of the fortress in Wallis and Futuna

The fort was built around 1450 during the expansion of the Tu’i Tonga Empire and it was the last holdout of the Tongans on Uvea until they

Bernice Bishop Museum – The Hawaiʻi State Museum of Natural and Cultural History in Honolulu

A museum of history and science, founded in 1889, it is the largest museum in Hawai’i and has the world’s largest collection of Polynesian cultural artifacts and

Vanuatu Cultural Centre – The local cultural traditional building in Port Vila

The cultural center works to record and promote the diverse cultures” of Vanuatu. It fulfills the role a national body for the preservation, the protection and the

USS Saratoga – The aircraft carrier rests in Bikini Atoll

It built for the United States Navy during the 1920s. Originally designed as a battlecruiser, she was converted into one of the Navy’s first aircraft carriers during

Cher – Back to the Battleship in Honolulu

The music video, directed by Marty Callner, takes place on board the battleship USS Missouri. It depicts Cher and her band performing a concert for the ship’s

The Lord of the Rings – The Hobbiton movie Set in Matamata

Aloha Airlines Flight 243 – The safe landing in Kahului

Flight was a scheduled Aloha Airlines flight between Hilo and Honolulu in Hawaii. On April 28, 1988, a Boeing 737-297 serving the flight suffered extensive damage after

Stonehenge Aotearoa – A modern adaptation of the Stonehenge ruins in Carterton

Built by members of The Phoenix Astronomy Society, it was intended to raise money for the Matariki Research Observatory. Stonehenge Aotearoa, opened on 12 February 2005 by

Ahu Tongariki Moai Statues – The monolithic human figures on Easter Island

The fifteen human sculptures carved by the Rapa Nui people on Easter Island in eastern Polynesia between the years 1250 and 1500. Nearly half are still at Rano

Amelia Earhart – The global female pilot disappeared in Howland Island

American aviation pioneer and author. In 1932, piloting a Lockheed Vega 5B, Earhart made a nonstop solo transatlantic flight, becoming the first woman to achieve such a

Captain James Cook – The end of the British explorer in Hawaii Island

He achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand. Cook joined

Project Mohole – The deep ocean drilling project in Guadalupe Island

The project was an attempt in the early 1960s to drill through the Earth’s crust to obtain samples of the Mohorovičić discontinuity, or Moho, the boundary between

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