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  Tuvalu:  Memories of Funafuti
The doctor at Funafuti was doing all that could be done to keep the remaining victims alive, but knew that if they were not quickly transferred to a burn trauma center, others might die, and several might loose their limbs.
Funafuti’s refueling bowser, which was towed behind a vehicle, was quite small.
Funafuti’s doctor was relieved that his patients would soon be in good hands.
www.janesoceania.com /tuvalu_recollections   (2088 words)

 Tuvalu:  Funafuti Impressions
I thought one of these islands must be Funafuti, and that we should soon steer for a narrow opening leading into the still waters of a tiny lagoon round which would lie in green ring of palm trees.
It is invariably the custom, when a visitor goes into a Funafuti hut, for one of the girls or women of the family to knock off the top of a drinking cocoa-nut and offer the visitor a drink.
It is thought a good practical joke in Funafuti for a girl to saw an unsuspecting youth with a pandanus leaf; a good deal of laughter on the one side, and volubility on the other is the usual result of this joke.
www.janesoceania.com /tuvalu_impressions   (4721 words)

 TDS; Passports, Visas, Travel Documents
Funafuti Atoll has a regular telephone service, and there are connections to all the outer islands through the Post Offices.
The main roads of Funafuti are the only paved ones in Tuvalu, done in the mid 1990's.
The runway on Funafuti was fl-topped in 1995, previously consisting of grass coveredcrushed coral.
www.traveldocs.com /tv/tips.htm   (339 words)

 Funafuti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
During the war, Funafuti was a USN staging base and area.
Tuvalu's capital Funafuti is a tiny coral atoll; the width is only about 20 meters at the narrowest parts, and about 300-400 meters at the widest areas of the island.
The first offensive operation from Tuvalu was launched on April 20, 1943 with a twenty-two B-24 raid from Funafuti to Nauru.
www.pacificwrecks.com /provinces/tuvalu_funafuti.html   (370 words)

 Sailing from Funafuti to Australia on the cruising yacht Sunrise Star.
Funafuti atoll had been very good to me, I felt rested and ready to tackle the next leg of my trip.
My last few days on Funafuti were spent in a round of farewell parties - and gifts of bananas, leis and shells from the friendly and generous islanders.
I cleared directly for Australia and on April 2, 1988, left in the company of an American yacht, "Andruil", which was on her way from the United States to Australia by way of Vanuatu.
www.cruisingconnections.co.za /sailinglogs8.htm   (2804 words)

 Funafuti, Tuvalu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
According to a story recorded by the missionary George Turner, Funafuti was first inhabited by the porcupine fish whose progeny became men and women.
Thereafter, Funafuti was free of foreign marauders until the Peruvian slave raids of the 19th century.
He was also the one who allowed Captain Davis to raise the British flag on Funafuti in 1892, although it is said that before he did so the sailors had scared him by parading outside with their rifles.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /tuvalu/about_destin/funafuti.html   (349 words)

The founding ancestors of Funafuti were Telematua and his two wives Futi and Tupu.
He was the first white man in Funafuti and the Ellice Group (now Tuvalu) preceding the other white traders by some thirty odd years.
The O'Brien name is synonymous with Funafuti with the extended family evident in many countries throughout the world.
www.janeresture.com /tuvalu2/Funafuti.htm   (372 words)

 Funafuti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Funafuti is the capital of the small island nation of Tuvalu.
The most prominent building on Funafuti atoll is the Church of Tuvalu.
Other sites of interest are the remains of American aircraft that crashed on Funafuti during World War II, when the airstrip was used by the American forces to defend the Gilbert Islands (now Kiribati).
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/F/Funafuti.htm   (278 words)

 Funafuti Atoll --  Encyclopædia Britannica
More results on "Funafuti Atoll" when you join.
The islands are located 2,500 miles (4,000 kilometers) northeast of Australia and have a total land area of less than 10 square miles (26 square kilometers).
Funafuti Atoll is the capital and main port.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9035651?tocId=9035651   (852 words)

 Visitors Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Aside from a small but increasing number of accommodation options on Funafuti Atoll and one guesthouse on Vaitupu, there is little in the way of places to stay across Tuvalu.
Funafuti is an administrative centre, hosting a cluster of government buildings near the airport (the landing strip of which is also the town's main soccer pitch) and a church.Ten minutes walk north of the centre is the island's main village, while a further ten minutes on is the deep water wharf.
Funafuti Marine Conservation Area: Declared recently with the assistance of the South Pacific Regional Environment Program, this 32 sq km (12 sq mi) area is now a protected marine park.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /tuvalu/about_destin/visitorsinfo.asp   (1897 words)

 WWII: Frag's Funafuti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Frag entered the Navy was sent to Funafuti in 1943 with the Aviation Ordinance Crew Vs65.
Photographs of Funafuti during the war are extremely rare, and Tuvalu Online is greatly indebted to Frag and Robert for making them available.
Frag recently celebrated his 77th birthday, and Robert, who is a professional glass etcher, etched him a drinking glass with the US Navy logo and Funafuti inscribed on it.
www.tuvaluislands.com /ww2/ww2-frag.htm   (308 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
FUNAFUTI - NU2 : [ 2.6 2.6 2.7] 1.80%
FUNAFUTI - Mf : [ 1.0 1.1 1.2] 6.87%
FUNAFUTI - Mm : [ 0.6 1.0 1.5] 45.81%
www.nodc.noaa.gov /woce_V2/disk09/tidalcon/fastmode/h025cfd1.txt   (520 words)

 Funafuti, Tuvalu
The greatest attraction on Funafuti is the enormous and inviting Funafuti lagoon which is fourteen kilometres wide and about eighteen kilometres long and is excellent for swimming and snorkelling.
Another point of interest is the spot which made Tuvalu the focus of international scientific attention more than 100 years ago, when an expedition was sent from London and Australia to drill far into the ground to prove Charles Darwin's theory on the formation of coral atolls.
Funafala Islet at the south end of the Funafuti lagoon is the second most populated islet in the atoll.
www.janeresture.com /tuvislands/funafuti.htm   (796 words)

 Funafuti Atoll Accommodation & Travel Information, Tuvalu, South Pacific Islands - Jasons Travel Channel
Tuvalu's tiny capital of Funafuti is just 2.8 sq km and has a population of 4,500.
The Funafuti Conservation Area on the atoll’s western side is a great place for snorkelling.
An hour by boat from the main island of Funafuti, this beautiful island is ideal for a day trip or weekend excursion and provides an authentic tropical experience for those who don't have time to visit the outer islands.
www.jasons.com /001795,,,,,PG,1,0.mel   (375 words)

The greatest attraction on Funafuti is the enormous and inviting Funafuti lagoon which...
The capital of Tuvalu, Funafuti, is now lit with street lights from one end to the...
Funafuti, the capital of the small island nation of Tuvalu, has a population of approximately 4,000, making it the most...
www.toursurf.com /resources/6/Funafuti.html   (422 words)

 USATODAY.com - Climate change rises on global agenda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
FUNAFUTI, Tuvalu (AP) — The rising sea is eating at the shores of low-slung Funafuti, a spit of coral and coconut palms in the remote Pacific.
Here at Funafuti, capital of a mini-nation midway between Hawaii and Australia, the gauges have shown the sea rising 5 to 6 millimeters a year since 1993, meteorologist Vavae said.
Rearrangement would be bad enough for Lototele Malie, 75, whose pastel-blue concrete house, with 15 adults and children inside, sits at the edge of Funafuti's dwindling ocean beach.
www.usatoday.com /news/science/2004-05-22-climate-change_x.htm   (1568 words)

 Funafuti Conservation Area Project
The project conception was developed in the traditional government maneapa and after lengthy discussions between the community elders and officials from the national and regional environment organisations, tripartite commitments and obligations were agreed upon, enshrined in a Memorandum of Understanding between the national government and the President of the Island.
The Council, an elected body, mediates between the national government and the local maneapa government but is statutorily subservient to the maneapa to the extent that the Council President’s appointment is subject to the concurrence of the traditional government of elders.
A Tourist information centre, the Funafuti Interpretive Centre, was constructed in 1998 and buoys were deployed marking the boundary of the marine reserve.
www.unescap.org /mced2000/pacific/background/tuvalu.htm   (737 words)

 Chronology of Funafuti Atoll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Over a century after the 1896-98 Royal Society Coral Reef Expedition to Funafuti Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, the 340m long drill core collected on the expedition has been dated, providing a two million year record of environmental change.
The original purpose of the expedition was to carry out the experiment outlined by Charles Darwin in order to interpret the origin and history of atoll formation.
Darwin's theory of 1842 that atolls form by growth of reefs to the sea surface on subsiding ocean floor was not therefore testable and it was left to U.S. drilling of Enewetak and Bikini atolls in the 1950s (linked to the nuclear explosion experiments) to prove Darwin correct.
www.pubs.royalsoc.ac.uk /proc_phys_content/abstracts/atoll.html   (315 words)

 Tuvalu: Funafuti Conservation Area Project
Awareness and visions: Due to increase in population and demand for resources on the Funafuti atoll, biological diversity of the island is reducing at an alarming rate, resulting in the establishment of the Funafuti Conservation Area Project.
The Funafuti Conservation Area Project (FCA) was launched in October 1995 with an objective to conserve the biodiversity of Funafuti atoll through the sustainable use of natural resources for the benefit of the community and their descendants.
Local communities in the Funafuti atoll were well aware of the degrading biological diversity of the island.
www.unescap.org /drpad/vc/conference/ex_tv_15_fca.htm   (502 words)

Outside the Tuvalu Meteorological Office on Funafuti Atoll, an afternoon thunderstorm is pouring thick tropical rain down on the atoll.
They've given up taking any more pictures like these because the novelty of such flooding's long since worn off, replaced with a usually well hidden dread every time the tides are really high, and fear for their, and especially their children's, future.
Add a storm, or squalls, a stiff, solid wind from the west or the east, and widespread flooding on Funafuti is almost certain.
www.tuvaluislands.com /news/archives/2005/2005-02-22_tmta.htm   (1563 words)

 Travel Funafuti Tuvalu - Somewhere in the Pacific – Tuvalu - Travelogue
I landed on the Funafuti atoll, the state capital.
Unless you are in the middle of the main village on Funafuti, meals are only available at accommodation venues.
If you want to visit other then Funafuti Tuvaluan atolls be prepared for frustrating and expensive travel.
www.globosapiens.net /travelogue_Funafuti__tuvalu-390.html   (676 words)

 "I Saw Pieces of an Airplane..."
By our sixth and last day of being stranded on Funafuti, we had interviewed (out of sheer boredom) virtually everyone on the island who might have anything of interest to say about the old days in the Central Pacific.
We had heard some interesting stories about Funafuti's time as an American airbase during the war and had even tracked down some B-24 wreckage, but nothing we had learned was of much use.
The manager of the island's hotel had been born on Nikumaroro in 1959 and was, she told us, considered to be a granddaughter of the island's guardian spirit Nei Manganibuka.
www.tighar.org /TTracks/13_1/pieces.html   (1590 words)

 USATODAY.com - Climate change rises on global agenda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
FUNAFUTI, Tuvalu —; The rising sea is eating at the shores of low-slung Funafuti, a spit of coral and coconut palms in the remote Pacific.
One rule of thumb, disputed among specialists, holds that each millimeter rise in sea level can claim 1.5 meters — 5 feet — of shallow ocean beach.
The church and little airport lie on the broadest part — 600 yards across — of slender, steamy, 7-mile-long Funafuti, home to about half the 11,000 people of Tuvalu, an impoverished nation getting by on fees from foreign fishing fleets, international aid and money sent home by Tuvaluan merchant seamen.
www.usatoday.com /life/2004-05-25-climate_x.htm   (1586 words)

 CANOE Travel - Travel Guide
If you plan to continue from Funafuti to Kiribati or Marshall Islands you should check the visa requirements of those countries before leaving Fiji as neither has an embassy in Tuvalu.
Travelers departing Tuvalu for Fiji may be asked to show a cholera vaccination certificate not over six months old.
If necessary, the certificate can be obtained on Funafuti.
www.canoe.ca /Travel/AtevoGuides/country/Tuvalu/Travel_Documents.html   (832 words)

 Funafuti atoll Travel Directory - Destinations, Hotels, Airline Tickets and more...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In 1995 Tuvalu's population was estimated at 9,900, one third of these living on Funafuti Atoll.
With a land area of 30 square kilometres (12 square miles) Tuvalu is reckoned the world's 4th smallest nation.
Funafuti atoll is the capital of Tuvalu and the administration offices, a hotel, the jail and the hospital are all located there.
www.affordabletravel.org /australiaandpacific/tuvalu/funafutiatoll   (519 words)

 Cultural Network Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The group usually tour to the capital to perform and show their items and in return collect cash for the group’s development projects on the outer islands.
The Funafuti Community Dancing Group consists of members of the community.
These TV channels are received and re-transmitted on Funafuti only, through UHF TV channels.
www.spc.org.nc /Culture/activities_tuvalu.htm   (1105 words)

 Tuvalu Country Guide - General Information - World Travel Guide Provided By Columbus Travel Publishing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The main island, Funafuti, is also the capital and lies 1920km (1200 miles) north of Suva, Fiji.
Tuvalu has recently acquired satellite communications technology and international phone calls can be made from most of the islands.
Telegram: Overseas telegrams may be sent via the Post Office in Funafuti.
www.worldtravelguide.net /data/tuv/tuv010.asp?RegionsMenu=Down   (222 words)

 Current local time in Funafuti - Tuvalu
Sunrise at 5:40 AM Sunset at 5:58 PM Find sunrise and sunset-times for other dates
When can I call/have a meeting with someone in Funafuti?
Compare Funafuti time to time in other time zones
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 Funafuti, Tuvalu current local time
Before making travel plans for a hotel or flight to Funafuti, Tuvalu or placing a telephone call to Funafuti, Tuvalu with a phone card or direct dial, or even with an online chat room, it can be useful to understand the difference between locations, so make sure you know the correct and current local time.
A comprehensive list of other locations in addition to Funafuti, Tuvalu is also available which you can view current time by country name or by city name.
You can even create a list of your favorite locations where you have business or personal interests.
www.worldtimeserver.com /time.asp?locationid=TV&city=Funafuti   (278 words)

 Funafuti map, map of Funafuti
You are here: Home » Maps » Australia and Oceania » Tuvalu »; Funafuti Map
Here you will find a treasure of information with regard to map of Funafuti as well as a wealth of information on the subject of Funafuti maps.
This "maps of Funafuti" page will be updated frequently, so visit early and visit often.
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