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These images from The National Archives have been added to Flickr so that you can comment, tag and share them easily.

Do you recognise anything or anyone in the photographs and do they provoke any personal memories? Perhaps you have a similar picture from your own travels? If you do, post us a link. Let us know of any inaccuracies in the descriptions and help us to map the images we don't have locations for.

The CO 1069 series is a diverse collection of images with a rich variety of content. In many instances we know little about the people or contents of the photographs and this is one of the reasons why we have published them online and asked people to comment and share their knowledge.

Please note the pictures and the captions attached to them are representative of the time they were taken. They frequently use terms that would not be used today. However, our role is to preserve the integrity of the historic public record, which is why they have been preserved and presented as originally captured.

Please also see our takedown policy: www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/legal/takedown-policy.htm

Australia - Various

Australia - Various

300 photos

Cook Islands

Cook Islands

7 photos

Fiji

Fiji

173 photos

1941 Fiji Calendar

1941 Fiji Calendar

15 photos

Kiribati

Kiribati

23 photos

Nauru

Nauru

6 photos

New Zealand

New Zealand

211 photos

Pacific Islands

Pacific Islands

107 photos

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

205 photos

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands

80 photos

Samoa

Samoa

9 photos

Tonga

Tonga

93 photos

Vanuatu

Vanuatu

38 photos