Do you know who is in these photographs?

Many libraries and universities in Australia and elsewhere hold the collections of missionaries, researchers and other travellers to the Pacific Islands. This photograph of a gathering in Lambasa was taken by Archdeacon A.N. Williamson of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle during his travels to Fiji … [Read more...]

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

Before Fiji was ceded to Great Britain in 1874 there was quite a bit of documentation flowing backwards and forwards between various members of the British Government, and much of it was printed and distributed for the benefit of the Members of the House of Commons. Once Fiji became a colony there … [Read more...]

Pacific Manuscript Bureau

The Pacific Manuscripts Bureau is an organisation of libraries specializing in Pacific Island research, based in the College of Asia Pacific Studies at the Australian National University. It copies archives, manuscripts and rare printed material relating to the islands of the Pacific, making it … [Read more...]

Registers of Seamen’s Services at The National Archives

The National Archives in England has records of the Royal Navy. The Registers of Seamen's Services (ADM 188) includes 7 men were stated they were born in Fiji. The names are: Oliver Rupert Griffiths, 1900 Nikola Qumivutia, 1900 Frank Clay, 1889 William Hamilton Matthews, 1888 James … [Read more...]

Indian immigration passes 1879-1919

Indian immigration passes from 1879 to 1919 held by the National Archives of Fiji have been microfilmed on 42 reels. The passes contain the migrant’s depot number, gender, name, caste, father’s name, age, district of origin, registration, and certification of authorities in India about mental and … [Read more...]

Probate

Probate is the process of proving that the will of a deceased person is valid. Probate files often contain copies of wills, affidavits and other documents of interest. In Fiji probate is controlled by the Land Titles Office, Government Building, Suva. Indexes and Will Books have been microfilmed … [Read more...]

Native Land Records 1890-1980

Native Land  Records 1890-1980 The Family History Library has microfilmed 117 reels of records from the Native Lands Commission at the Ministry of Fijian Affairs in 1981-1982. Includes evidence books, clan genealogies, and registers of native land owners. The evidence books consist of sworn … [Read more...]

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