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Fiji Photographs (Allardyce Collection)

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3091F

Scope and Contents

Two photographs inserted in the scrapbook of Sir William Allardyce (held at RCMS 35), photographers unknown. His scrapbooks total thirteen volumes; but these are the only photographs stuck in them. They are in album 6, page 54 and album 2, page 75.


  • Creation: 1884 - 1901


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Biographical / Historical

Sir William Lamond Allardyce (1861-1930) held several Colonial Governorships but his career began in Fiji, where he was posted in 1879 as a Clerk and Interpreter in the Provincial Department. At the time of his appointment as Governor of the Falkland Islands in 1904 he was Receiver-General and Colonial Secretary. Deryck Scarr called him 'a hard, efficient man' (Scarr, 1980).


2 item(s) (2 images)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented to the Royal Empire Society by Lady Allardyce in 1942.

Related Materials

The R.C.S. Manuscripts Collection includes thirteen scrapbooks compiled by Sir William Lamond Allardyce, RCMS 35.

There are three postcards of the Falkland Islands Dependencies together with two photographs listed at Y30795C.


Scarr, Deryck Anthony (1980), 'Viceroy of the Pacific,' Australian National University Press, p. 320.


This collection level description was entered by WS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Allardyce, Sir William Lamond, 1861-1930, Knight, Colonial Governor

Includes index.
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