The iconic Rain tree situated at the center of the Proposed Rezoning of the Thurston Gardens Car Park for the construction of the Indian Embassy has been there for more than 100 years.
Fiji Museum Director-Sipiriano Nemani says such features is considered a Natural Heritage Feature.
He says any elements, any feature, or any tangible heritage feature to be considered of National heritage significant it has to be 50-100 years old, so some of this features have been here for quite some time and they have a tag of National Heritage Significance.
Nemani also revealed that a Cave is situated at the Proposed Site that was used as a safe haven for all the Fiji Museum objects during World War 2 in the 1940s.
He says such Historical significance needs to be Protected and if  the proposed Development goes ahead, this will hinder access to the Cave.

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