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Author Macnaught, Timothy J. (Timothy John), 1945- author.

Title The Fijian colonial experience : a study of the neotraditional order under British colonial rule prior to World War II / Timothy John Macnaught.

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, 2016.


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Contents New white men without knowledge -- The assault on land rights -- The erosion of hereditary privilege -- The new politics of chiefly power -- The continuities of village life and politics -- Apolosi R. Nawai and the Viti Company -- The vein of discontent -- Compromise for a multiracial society -- The dilemmas of development -- Epilogue: rendezvous with modern world.
Summary Indigenous Fijians were singularly fortunate in having a colonial administration that halted the alienation of communally owned land to foreign settlers and that, almost for a century, administered their affairs in their own language and through culturally congenial authority structures and institutions. From the outset, the Fijian Administration was criticised as paternalistic and stifling of individualism. But for all its problems it sustained, at least until World War II, a vigorously autonomous and peaceful social and political world in quite affluent subsistence -- underpinning the celebrated exuberance of the culture exploited by the travel industry ever since.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-198).
Access National edeposit: Available online with download restriction Unrestricted online access. star AU-CaNED
Subject British -- Fiji -- History.
Fiji -- History.
Fiji -- Colonial influence.
Australasia, Oceania and other land areas.
Australasian and Pacific history.
Regional and national history.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Colonialism & Post-Colonialism.
British. (OCoLC)fst00839044
Colonial influence. (OCoLC)fst01352432
Fiji. (OCoLC)fst01208479
Indexed Term Australian
Genre/Form History.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Other Form: 1-921934-35-2
ISBN 9781921934360 (electronic bk.)
1921934360 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.26530/OAPEN_612754 doi

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