Talanoa: Stories of the Fiji Community

Past Event: 19 April 2009 to 16 August 2009

Celebrating Fiji’s kava ceremony at the Immigration Museum
Celebrating Fiji’s kava ceremony at the Immigration Museum
Source: Museum Victoria
Photo: Ben Healley

An exhibition developed with the Fiji community of Victoria.

The Immigration Museum’s Community Gallery hosts three exhibitions annually. Community exhibitions are created by communities themselves with support from the Museum. This exhibition is being presented as part of the 2009 Community Gallery exhibition program.

The name Fiji evokes a tropical paradise in the minds of many Australians, but the island nation has had a troubled history.

TALANOA (the Fijian word for story-telling) explores how and why Fiji-born people came to Victoria, and what values, beliefs and practices they brought with them.

The diverse Fiji community presents a thought-provoking account of the relationships that sustain their connection with Fiji, and shaped their settlement in Australia.

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