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Author Parke, Aubrey L., author.

Title Degei's descendants : spirits, place and people in pre-cession Fiji / Aubrey Parke ; edited by Matthew Spriggs and Deryck Scarr.

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource : maps.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series Terra Australis ; 41
Terra Australis ; 41.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (ANU, viewed September 4, 2014).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Aubrey Parke: an enthusiastic amateur in Fiji? -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Maps -- Fijian society: the islands of Fiji (general) -- Overview of project -- The ideological sense of Vanua -- Understanding traditional Fijian society -- Factors affecting development and interaction -- The Yavusa: the ideal and the reality -- The diversity of Fijian polities -- Overview of chapters 8-10 Fijian polities in three areas in the Yasayasa Vakara -- Polities of Rakiraki Tikina -- Polities of West Vuda Tikina -- Polities of Nadi Tikina -- Polities of Nawaka Tikina -- Overview of chapters 12-13 polities of the Natu Yasawa: the Yasawa Group -- The Tikina of Naviti -- The Tikina of Yasawa -- Conclusion -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Bibliography.
Language English.
Summary "Dr Parke's monograph examines how Fijians, especially in western areas of Fiji, currently understand and explain the origins and development of the social and political divisions of late pre-colonial traditional Fijian society. It assesses the reasoning, consistency and, where possible, the historical accuracy of such understandings. The oral history research which forms the backbone of the study was conducted in either standard Fijian or one or other of the western Fijian dialects with which Dr Parke was familiar. The period on which the monograph concentrates is the two centuries or so immediately prior to the Deed of Cession on 10 October 1874. A number of the major chiefs of Fiji had offered to cede Fiji to Queen Victoria; and after the offer had been accepted, Fiji became a British Crown Colony on that day. The volume will be of interest to all archaeologists, anthropologists and historians with an interest in Fiji. It will also be of wider interest to Pacific Studies scholars and those of British colonial history as well as historians with a wider interest in indigenous traditional histories and their role in governance today"--Publisher's website.
Subject Parke, Aubrey L.
Mythology, Fijian.
Fiji -- Civilization.
Fiji -- History.
Fiji -- Social life and customs.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology.
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Fiji. (OCoLC)fst01208479
History & Archaeology.
Regions & Countries - Australia & Pacific Islands - Oceania.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Spriggs, Matthew, editor.
Scarr, Deryck, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Parke, Aubrey L. Degei's descendants. Acton, A.C.T. ANU Press, 2014 9781925021813 (OCoLC)881471738
ISBN 9781925021844 (electronic bk.)
192502184X (electronic bk.)

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