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Chiefly Leadership in Fiji: Past, Present, and Future

Lawson, Stephanie; Lawson, Elizabeth Hagan

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This Discussion Paper provides an account of the rise and fall of chiefly leadership and the apparent ebbing of a longstanding ideology of traditionalism among indigenous Fijians in the context of national politics and of the claims made in the name of indigenous nationalism. It begins with abrief survey of Fiji's colonisation in the late nineteenth century; the establishment of the GCC and the role of chiefs in the British colonial regime;and their domination of national politics, despite some...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2015
Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/264121
DOI: 10.25911/H48M-ZZ71
Access Rights: Open Access

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