Fiji's Treasured Culture: Highlighting the collections of Museum Victoria

TOPIC: Historical (photographs)

These images show Fijian artefacts in use, adding cultural and historical meaning to the objects presented. They were selected from the impressive collection of the Fiji Museum, which holds historical photographs, glass plate negatives and lantern slides donated by the families of early settlers, colonists, government officials and individuals.

Historical (photographs)

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Photograph of a carver making a bowl
Using adze in making a tanoa

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Photograph of Fijian Woman
Young woman in liku, with basket

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Illustration of a Spirit house at Bau
Spirit house or temple, bure kalou

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Photograph of a Fijian Woman
Woman with shell neck ornament

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Photograph of making a wooden bowl
Scraping a bowl with a piece of coral used as a rasp

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Photograph of Yaqona being prepared
Yaqona being prepared in a tanoa

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Photograph of a Fijian village
Fijian Village

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Photograph of Ceremonial procession
Women entering the village green in ceremonial procession

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