Genealogies and histories of Fiji tribes
Scope and Contents
'Genealogies and histories of the Matanitu or tribal governments of Central Vitu Levu (Great Fiji)', 141 pages. The volume contains notes on the genealogies of Fiji's peoples, translated by Brewster from written and oral sources, and a strip of photographs of four generations of the Royal Line of Mbau.
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Biographical / Historical
Adolf Brewster Brewster (1854-1937), formerly Adolf Brewster-Joske, went to Fiji in 1870 with a group of settlers granted land with the Polynesia Company. He entered the Colonial Service after the plantations failed, and remained in Fiji until 1910, when he retired to England. He published two books, 'The hills tribes of Fiji' (1922) and 'King of the Cannibal Isles' (1937).
1 volume(s) (1 volume) : paper/photograph
Language of Materials
Former / Other Reference
Other Finding Aids
MSS Addenda, vol. III.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Presented by the Revd Dr D.P. Brewster, great-nephew of Adolf Brewster Brewster, October 1995.
This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.
Brewster, Adolf Brewster, 1854-1937, anthropologist
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