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Traditional society in north west Fiji and its political development : constructing a history through the use of oral and written accounts, archaeological and linguistic evidence

Parke, Aubrey L


The first aim of my research project is to determine from oral accounts I recorded over a period of some fifty years, how Fijians especially in western areas of Fiji currently understand and explain (a) the origins, characteristics, development and interactions of the social and political divisions of late pre-colonial traditional Fijian society, and (b) the general principles of traditional land tenure. The second aim is to assess the reasoning, consistency and, where possible, the historical...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006-04
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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