A Perfect Location
The site upon which the South Pacific World War II Museum will be built occupies a stretch of land at the opening of the Sarakata River, at the western end of the Luganville township. This photograph taken during the American ‘occupation’ of Vanuatu during World War II, shows just one area of the enormous Navy base that was constructed there. The area shaded in blue will be the location of the Museum near the mouth of the river. If you’d like to see the area in more detail, click on the image for a large hi-res version of the photo. Further images of Santo during World War II can be found in our Historical Gallery.
With the stroke of a pen
A moment worth celebrating as the South Pacific World War II Museum Committee members complete the signing of the lease for the land in Luganville where the Museum will be located. The signing ceremony took place at the Lunganville town hall and the lease was officially signed by the Minister of Lands, Hon Ralph Regenvanu representing the Vanuatu government, Luganville mayor Mr Onen Gaviga and our Chairman Mr Bradley Wood.