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The charter of the land : a study in the cross-fertilisation of Fijian tradition and British colonial policy

France, Peter

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Fijian land is registered in the names of communal units of the Fijian people under an ordinance which states that this system of tenure is in accordance with usage and tradition. The system is an emotionally charged political issue; it is regarded by Fijian politicians, who are publicly committed to its preservation, as the foundation of the Fijian social order. To enquire into the origins of that system is the object of this study. From the earliest times, the islands of the Fiji group...[Show more]

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Date published: 1966-08
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/10809

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