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Malolo Island

Malolo Island, Fiji

Malolo is an inhabited volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean, near Fiji.

Malolo was one of the locations surveyed by members the  United States Exploring Expedition under Charles Wilkes in 1840. During their visit, two members of the party, including Midshipman Wilkes Henry, Wilkes' nephew, were killed by natives as they attempted to negotiate for food. In retaliation, 80 plus crewmen from the Expedition's ships attacked and destroyed the villages on Malolo, killing 87, and laid waste to all of the crops.Malolo Island is accessible by boat or through the nearby Malolo Lailai Airport.

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