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Reinventing Fiji at 19th-century and early 20th-century Exhibitions

Johnston, Ewan


The images of Fiji (and the Pacific generally) that were both employed and consumed at the international exhibitions of the late-19th and early-20th centuries together with the stereotypes associated with such representations exhibited a continuity that can be traced back to earlier accounts and displays of Pacific Island peoples. While attempts were made at later exhibitions to shift the focus of displays away from tales of 'savagery' and 'cannibalism' to those of 'progress', 'civilisation'...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pacific History
DOI: 10.1080/00223340500082459


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