TAVUNI HILL FORT, Nadroga
O Tavuni e toka ena dua na tokaitua vatu cule, 90 na mita na kena cere, 4 walega na kilomita ina vualiku kei Sigatoka. E vica na cakacaka lelevu e kune kina, bau kina na yavu ni vale kei nai tuvatuva qele a rairai tei kina na duri ni ba gasau. E kune talega tikoga kina nai vovo ni 36 na yavu, vica nai bulubulu, qai kena i vakatawa koto e rua na vunibaka totoka kei na dua na vuniivi vakaitamera. Era tawana na Yavusa Toga ena 1800.
Tavuni has a special history as it was established by a Tongan Chief Maile Latamai, who left Tonga to avoid a dispute in the reigning Tui Pelehake family. Maile Latamai set sail for Fiji with an entourage of servants including his spokesmen mata ni vanua, priests bete, warriors liganiwau, carpenters and craftsmen mataisau, and fishermen gonedau.
Accounts tell of how she stopped in Kadavu and Serua and sent his gonedau out to fish, but they were left behind after hasty departures from both islands. Maile Latamai landed at Korotogo and his carpenters were set to work building houses. However, one group was not doing a very good job, so Maile Latamai kicked their wall down. The group felt humiliated and left Korotogo and travelled inland to Vatutu in Nawaka, Nadi.
Maile Latamai decided to leave Korotogo and travelled inland to Tavuni. The fort was not immediately established then, as constant tribal war meant that the group was kept on the move. He left some of his followers and family to occupy Yanuca and Cuvu, as well as Korotogo. Finally, he returned to Tavuni where he made peace with the tribes in the surrounding area and was given lands to farm, which today are occupied by his descendants, the Yavusa Noitoga.