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 Women making baskets
Weaving baskets

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Illustration of the King of Bau Ratu Tanoa
Ratu Tanoa, King of Bau

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Photograph of Women producing Bark cloth
Beating out the bark in making masi

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Photograph of Bark cloth decoration
Stencilling the design on a great ceremonial barkcloth, taumanu

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Men with clubs and fans
Men prepared for dancing with clubs and fans

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Photograph of Trumpet being blown
Using an end blown trumpet, 'davui'

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Photograph of a Trumpet being blown
Using a side blown shell trumpet, 'davui'

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Photograph of Basket weaving
Making a basket

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