Olorua

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Olorua
Island
Olorua is located in Fiji
Olorua
Olorua
Location in Fiji
Coordinates: 18°36′19″S 178°45′15″W / 18.60528°S 178.75417°W / -18.60528; -178.75417Coordinates: 18°36′19″S 178°45′15″W / 18.60528°S 178.75417°W / -18.60528; -178.75417
Country Fiji
Island group Southern Lau Islands
Area
 • Total 0.3 km2 (0.1 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 0

Olorua is an uninhabited island of the Lau Archipelago in the Eastern Division of Fiji. The island has an area of 0.3 square kilometres (74 acres) and rises to 50 metres (164 ft) above sea level. It is located 8.0 nautical miles (14.8 km or 9.2 mi) northwest of Komo, the nearest inhabited island.

Ed Stafford: Naked & Marooned[edit]

Olorua was the filming location for the survival documentary, Ed Stafford: Naked & Marooned (also distributed under the title, Naked Castaway) in which British explorer Ed Stafford was dropped on the island for 60 days with no food or survival equipment.[1][2] Stafford brought with him video equipment to shoot the documentary as well as a medical kit for emergency purposes. He used antibiotics from the medical kit when he fell ill from eating raw snails. The island was chosen for its remoteness and the presence of a small water source.[3]

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