The Island of Vavau: aka Bora Bora

More than 4 million years ago, a volcano erupted in the Pacific Ocean and formed the island of Vavau. Vavau was uninhabited for quite some time, until people from the Tongan island arrived. However, when explorer Jacob Roggeveen first landed on the island in 1722, he and his crew adopted the name Bora Bora which is what this magical paradise is known as today. Historical discovery however seems to be attributed to Capt. James Cook in 1769 while on a mission in the area as a British explorer. That was the beginning of the missionaries, which were established on the island in 1820, with the purpose of converting the Polynesians into Christianity. .................................................................................... #art #photography #nature #education #outdoors

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