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Genealogies and histories of Fiji tribes

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 314
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.

Dates: 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

King Thakombau's war clubs

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 313
Scope and Contents The album, 10½'' x 12'' (c. 1930), contains four pages of text describing how, on his arrival in England, Brewster tried to discover what had become of the war club of King Thakombau (Cakobau), located among the historical treasures at Windsor Castle. He paraphrases the 'long typewritten disquisition' of 'a native gentleman of Mbau' on 'The legend of King Thakombau's clubs'. The text is preceded by four inserted photographs, taken 1871-1883, of King Thakombau (2), his war club and the...
Dates: 1871 - 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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  • ARCHON code (for CUL materials): Royal Commonwealth Soc. (GBR/0115) X
  • Names: Brewster, Adolf Brewster, 1854 - 1937 (anthropologist) X

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Thakombau, 1817 - 1883 (Chief of the Fiji Islands) 1
 

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