Category Archives: Fiji History

Royal Visit to Fiji (1954)

The official film of the Royal Visit to Fiji, made for the Fijian Government. A comprehensive coverage from the welcome to the departure, including traditional ceremonies, formal and informal visits, and impressive singing and dancing.

Fiji Four Decades On

Source: Fred Wesley – The Fji Times Monday, October 10, 2011 Today we mark 41 years of independence from Great Britain. Our early history is marked by many significant events, most of which shaped the perceptions of people and the colony. There was the signing of the deed of cession on October 10, 1874 when our chiefs handed… Read More »

Fiji – A Tumultuous History

By Graham Davis Source: BBC/The Australian Thursday April 16, 2009. 1970: Fiji becomes independent with Ratu Kamisese Mara of the Alliance party as prime Minister. April 1987: Indian-dominated coalition led by Dr. Timoci Bavadra wins election. May 1987: Sitiveni Rabuka seizes power in bloodless coup with the aim of making indigenous Fijians politically dominant. October 1978: Rabuka stages… Read More »