Land and Property

 

 

The buying and selling of land was enormously important to non-Fijian settlers and they tried to obtain as much as they could. After the cession of Fiji to the British Land Claims Commissions were established to determine the validity of European claims to land, of which about one third were disallowed.

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The Family History Library has a good selection of documents available for land and property in Fiji. Not all are available at Family History Centers in Fiji. Here is a selection of the documents relevant to historical research.

Certificates of title for land Fiji. Registrar-General’s Office. 36 microfilm reels. Original registers to 1970, 400 titles per reel in title number order.

Crown grants of land Fiji. Registrar General’s office. 4 microfilm reels. Original registers to 1970, 300-450 grants per reel in grant number order.

Crown lease records for Fiji 1889-1989. Land Titles Office. 16 microfilm reels. Original documents ordered chronologically, although some years filmed out of sequence. Films 1817426-1814741 inclusive.

Fiji, minutes of the Executive Council sitting for the rehearing of claims to land … 1879-1880. Fiji Executive Council. Filmed by the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau in 1973 (PMB Manuscript No. 206). 1 microfilm reel. Film 1341264.

Land deed books for Fiji 1879-1990. Land Titles Office. 8 microfilm reels. Original documents ordered chronologically, although some filmed out of sequence. Films 1817418-1817424.

Native land records 1890-1980. Native Lands Commission. 107 microfilm reels. Original records at the Ministry of Fijian Affairs. See separate post.

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