FIJI WEBSITES

This is a personal compendium of websites related to Fiji and Fijian culture that I have found useful. The focus is primarily anthropological, social and historical, relating to the culture and society of Fiji, and to those services and resources that may be of use to researchers.

Note:  This list does not normally include commercial sites or business addresses, unless I have found them useful to my research, so please do not request listing here. Other personal and/or informational sites are normally listed by reciprocal arrangement - contact me.

Managed and updated 2nd May 2015


OTHER PACIFIC WEBSITES

SEE: http://www.justpacific.com/pacific/pacificwebsites.html


FIJI CULTURE: ANTHROPOLOGY, ARCHAEOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY

Isa Lei (Fijian Farewell song) sung by students of Adi Cakobau School http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XhJnISIMWs

Isa Lei (Fijian Farewell song) (Fijian words)

A look at Fiji History and Culture http://gohawaii.about.com/library/weekly/aa081501a.htm

Canoes: Fijian Voyaging Canoes (nice little personal site by Wayne Sanday) http://www.angelfire.com/ma3/axiom/

Deed of Cession of Fiji to Great Britain http://www.justpacific.com/fiji/Deed

Diary of a Peace Corps volunteer beekeeper in Ra, Fiji http://outdoorplace.org/beekeeping/peace.htm

English to Fijian & Fijian to English Translation services (This is a commercial site that charges for its services. I have never used it and cannot vouch for it but I do not know of any comparable site for non-Fijian speakers to access, hence its inclusion here). http://www.alltranslationservices.com/fijiantranslationservices.html

Ethnologue Language Database: Fiji http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Fiji

Fijian art research project (Sainsbury Research Centre and CUMAA) http://fijianart.sru.uea.ac.uk/index.php

Fijian barkcloth (masi) http://www.abc.net.au/arts/artok/craft/s193440.htm

Fijian culture and tradition  (Government site)  http://www.fiji.gov.fj/publish/history_culture.shtml

Fijian language as fun I would recommend Prof. Paul Geraghty's engaging and surprisingly thorough little book "Say Bula!" which could be bought from Tappoo stores in Fiji, direct or by emailing http://www.tappoo.com.fj/index.php/contacts-us

Fijian language learn online This is included here not for its quality but because I have not found any other online program. The blogger warns that he has no training as either a teacher or a linguist, not a very promising introduction. http://learntospeakfijian.weebly.com/

Fijian-English Online Dictionary Free download

Fijian-English wordlist (NOTE: This list of words has no explanation of the peculiar Fijian spelling system or pronunciation - use with caution) http://learntospeakfijian.weebly.com/massive-word-list.html. Before logging in to this, it would be advisable to check on spelling and pronunciation at http://fijimarinas.com/a-quick-guide-to-the-fijian-language/

Fiji Girmit (informative site celebrating 125 years since first indentured labour arrived from India)  http://www.fijigirmit.org/

Fiji iTaukei Lands Trust Board http://www.tltb.com.fj/

Fiji Museum (the Museum seems to have closed its own site. It does maintain a FaceBook page) : https://www.facebook.com/fijimuseum/

Fiji Myths and Oral Traditions (UNESCO Bibliography) http://www.upei.ca/~meincke/fijimyth.htm

Fiji School of Medicine celebrating 125 years http://pacifichealthdialog.org.fj/index_option_com_content_view_article_id_89_Itemid_63.html

Fiji's chiefs and rulers: 1700s to present http://www.fijibure.com/rulers.htm

Fiji's Heads of State 1871-present http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Fijian_Heads_of_State

Fiji's rulers from c.1800 http://rulers.org/rulf.html

Fiji's treasured culture (many images from the collections of Museum Victoria and the Fiji Museum) http://www.museumvictoria.com.au/fiji/

Namena Marine Reserve and Waitabu Marine Park http://www.namena.org and http://www.waitabu.org

Nature Fiji (Mareqeti) Newsletters) http://www.naturefiji.org/newsletters.php?page=1

PAMBU (Pacific Media Bureau) Recordings of interviews with Fiji notables (Index only, not downloadable, ordering info. on list) http://rspas.anu.edu.au/pambu/audio.html

Pacific Health Voices (electronic health journal at the Fiji School of Medicine) http://www.pacifichealthvoices.org/

RFMF (Royal Fiji Military Forces) Website http://www.rfmf.mil.fj/

Semiotic Review (of Books)  http://www.semioticreview.com

South Australian Museum Fiji Collection, Database illustrated & annotated by Rod Ewins http://www.justpacific.com/fiji/sam/index.html

University of the South Pacific Book Centre http://www.uspbookcentre.com/

FIJI ECONOMICS, TRADE & FINANCE

Bank of Hawaii Fiji economic report  www.boh.com/econ/pacific/fj/

Fiji Islands Statistics Bureau http://www.statsfiji.gov.fj

ELDIS Fiji Trade and Finance (full-text articles) http://www.eldis.org/dbtw-wpd/exec/dbtwpcgi.exe?QB0=AND&QF0=GEOG&QI0=Fiji&MR=20&TN=country&DF=trade&RF=trade&DL=0&RL=0&NP=3&MF=eldismsg.ini&AC=QBE_QUERY&XC=/dbtw-wpd/exec/dbtwpcgi.exe&BU=http%3A//www.eldis.org/search.htm

UNICEF Social Indicators  http://www.unicef.org/pon97/stat1.htm

US Department of State. Country commercial guide, FY 1999: Fiji http://www.state.gov/www/about_state/business/com_ guides/1999/eastasia/fiji99.html

FIJI EMPLOYMENT

Splash Fiji (free recruitment and jobseekers' website exclusive to the Fijian market) http://splashfiji.com/default.aspx

FIJI POLITICS & CURRENT EVENTS

Constitution of Fiji:  Full text http://wikisource.org/wiki/Constitution_of_the_Fiji_Islands Articles on the seventeen chapters: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_of_Fiji

Coups, conflict & confusion: the abrogation of the Constitution and the arrogation of land in Fiji http://www.usp.ac.fj/landmgmt/publications.htm  

Ethnicity & Development: The Case of Fiji [Ralph Premdas 1993] http://www.unrisd.org/engindex/pub/list/dp/dp46/toc.htm#TopOfPage

Fiji Military History and Institutions  http://www.regiments.org/milhist/pacific/fiji.htm

Fiji Political Parties: Most if not all of the political parties allowed their websites to lapse following the 2001 elections. However, there is information on the parties at several sites, including Electionworld.org and Wikipedia.org

Fiji Women's Crisis Centre http://fijiwomen.com/

Mission of the Fiji Islands to the United Nations http://www.fijiprun.org/index.php

Report to the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/cedaw26/fji1.pdf  and http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/cedaw26/ConComFiji.pdf

Republic of Fiji (by Michael R. Ogden) http://www.hi.edu/~ogden/piir/pacific/fiji.html

SCHEMA-ROOT Encyclopedia of Current Events (cross-referenced news and research resource on Fiji) http://schema-root.org/region/oceania/fiji/

US State Department Report on Human Rights in Fiji in 2007 (released 12th March 2008) http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2007/100520.htm

FIJI INFORMATION

About Fiji (Fiji Government portal) http://www.fiji.gov.fj/

BBC Country Profile: Fiji  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-14919067

Chiefs and Governors of Fiji before and after Cession, including the  major pre-colonial vanua and confederacies: http://www.fijibure.com/rulers.htm

CIA Factbook entry on Fiji: http://geography.about.com/library/cia/blcfiji.htm

Crested Iguana of Fiji (on list of threatened species) http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/2965/0

Earthquake watch http://earthquaketrack.com

eFijian Community newsletter, info, chatrooms, links http://www.efijian.com/

ELDIS Fiji country profile (full-text articles on Fiji - health, education, trade etc etc) http://www.eldis.org/go/home?Search_string=Fiji&go.x=21&go.y=16&search_country=0&search_topic_id=0&search_type=0#.VUQOUc7EPdk

FAO Fiji Nutrition Profile www.fao.org/ag/agn/nutrition/fij_en.stm

Fiji Amnesty International Report https://www.amnesty.org/en/countries/asia-and-the-pacific/fiji/

Fiji Embassies Page (information about Fijian embassies worldwide, visa requirements & application forms etc.) http://fiji.embassyhomepage.com/

Fiji Government Online Portal http://www.fiji.gov.fj/

Fiji Government Decrees http://www.fiji.gov.fj/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=59&Itemid=165

Fiji Government Policies and Information http://www.fiji.gov.fj/index.php?option=com_docman&Itemid=189

Fiji Issues and Events of 2002 (Mausio)   http://166.122.164.43/archive/2003/September/09-29-tc2.htm

Fiji e-Directory List of organisations and businesses http://www.fijilive.com/edirectory/

Fiji Facts/Maps index http://www.fiji.gov.fj/fijifacts/maps/

Fiji Islands Statistics Bureau http://www.statsfiji.gov.fj/

Fiji Law Reform Commission http://www.lawreform.gov.fj/common/Default.aspx

Fiji Law Society (President,: Dorsami Naidu) http://www.fls.org.fj

Fiji Meterological Service and Cyclone Centre  http://www.met.gov.fj/

Fiji Mineral Resources Department (a) Earthquake info: http://www.mrd.gov.fj/gfiji/seismo.html (b) Tsunami info: http://www.mrd.gov.fj/gfiji/geology/educate/tsunami.html

Fiji Photos and Clip-art (subscription site, royalty-free)  http://ahaclipart.com/ca/intr/intr0034.html

Fiji Government Online http://www.fiji.gov.fj/

Fiji Parliament http://www.parliament.gov.fj/parliament/main/index.aspx

Fiji People's Coalition Website  http://www.pcgov.org.fj/

Fiji visa requirements & visa application forms etc. http://fiji.embassyhomepage.com/

Fiji Webcenter (useful links page) http://www.ivanetdesign.com/fijiweb/

HelloFiji search engine http://www.HelloFiji.com

Historic Levuka   http://www.royallevuka.com/

Jane Resture's Fiji Homepage http://www.janeresture.com/fijihome/fiji.htm

Jurisdictions Index for Fiji (Dan MacMeekin: legal documents etc.) http://www.macmeekin.com/Library/Jurisds/Fiji.htm

OECD Indicators  http://www1.oecd.org/dac/indicators/

Reserve Bank of Fiji  http://reservebank.gov.fj/

Rotuma Website http://www.rotuma.net/

Royal Hotel Levuka (history) http://www.royallevuka.com/

South Pacific Organizer on Fiji http://www.southpacific.org/fiji.html

TePuna NZ Web Directory of Fiji&Rotuma http://webdirectory.natlib.govt.nz/dir/en/pacific/regional/fiji/

UN Earthwatch statistics Fiji (land/sea areas, list of islands, demography, economics etc.) http://islands.unep.ch/CLQ.htm

UNESCO/UNFPA Population and Environment Project in the Eastern Islands of Fiji, Man and the Biosphere Programme, 1974-1976 http://www.islandvulnerability.org/mabfiji.html

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook, Fiji (Update mar 8th 2008) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/fj.html

FIJI MAPS & PICTURES

Downloadable Fiji Map (May be used, re-published, modified etc. subject to retention of © 2000 Rod Ewins label) http://www.justpacific.com/fiji/fijimap2000.doc

Fiji maps from the Dept of Lands & Surveys http://www.lands.gov.fj/

Fiji pictures  (commercial tourist site, but some nice photos in a number of categories http://www.fiji.pictures-pacific.com/pictures.html

Detailed map of Fiji (Government site - has enlargable section maps) http://www.fiji.gov.fj/publish/page_787.shtml

Lonely Planet Map of Fiji http://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/pacific/fiji/

Map of Fiji (Government site - map is small but accurate, Rotuma inset) http://www.fiji.gov.fj/publish/fiji_map.shtml

Mapquest Fiji Map (map is small but accurate, Rotuma inset) http://atlas.mapquest.com/atlas/?region=fiji

National Library of Australia - Fiji maps (over 200 area maps) http://www.nla.gov.au/map/

Omni Resources map http://www.omnimap.com/catalog/int/fiji.htm

Rotuma maps http://www.hawaii.edu/oceanic/rotuma/os/Contents.html

FIJI NEWS & MAGAZINES

Abyznews http://www.abyznewslinks.com/fiji.htm

Cafe Pacific (blog by David Robie — fair and balanced in my view) http://cafepacific.blogspot.com/

Fiji Daily Post http://www.fijidailypost.com/

Fijilive http://www.fijilive.net/

Fiji News (excellent site with links to current news headlines from a variety of sources) http://www.topix.net/world/fiji

Fiji Sun Online News http://www.sun.com.fj/pages/news.htm

Fiji Times Online http://www.fijitimes.com/

"Fiji the way it was, is and can be" (Crosbie Walsh blog — fair and balanced, in my view) http://www.crosbiew.blogspot.com/

Fiji Village http://www.fijivillage.com/

Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji   http://www.fijianstudies.org/

Island Press's Eco-compass http://www.islandpress.org/

Pacific People'sPartnership http://www.pacificpeoplespartnership.org/

The Fiji Village Online http://www.fijivillage.com/

Topix.net (good site, distils stuff from all over the world) http://www.topix.net/world/fiji

Wansolwara Online (University of the South Pacific journalism training website) http://www.usp.ac.fj/journ/about/index.html

BOOKS & PAPERS ONLINE (click on title)

Anthony Trollope on Fiji

Fiji, Memory Hold the Door by Betty Freeman 1990 [Autobiography of life in Fiji in the first half of the 2oth Century].

Fijian Society By Rev. W. Deane 1921

Mark Twain in Fiji

The natives of Rotuma. By J. Stanley Gardiner, B.A. 1898. Journal  of the Royal Anthropological Institute 27:396-435, 457-524

The Rotuma Website: Transnational Relations and the Articulation of Cultural Identity by Caroline Clark. 2005. MA thesis, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

The Whale Tooth Jack London's fictionalised story of the killing of missionary Thomas Baker (called John Starhurst in this story ) in 1864 in Colo, Fiji.

A time bomb lies buried: Fiji’s road to Independence, 1960-1970 Brij V. Lal

From election to coup in Fiji Ed. Jon Fraenkel & Stewart Firth

The 2006 military takeover in Fiji 2009 Ed. Jon Fraenkel, Stewart Firth & Brij V. Lal

AND MANY FREE FULL-TEXT ONLINE BOOKS from Australian National University's ANU Press: http://www.press.anu.edu.au/about/

 

FIJI RESEARCH RESOURCES

Fiji White Pages http://www.whitepages.com.fj/

Fiji Yellow Pages http://www.yellowpages.com.fj/

Medical publications list (over 900 entries on Fiji) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Fiji

University of the South Pacific http://www.usp.ac.fj/

University Book Centre (University of the South Pacific, Fiji) http://www.uspbookcentre.com/

FREE FULL-TEXT ONLINE BOOKS from Australian National University's ANU Press: http://www.press.anu.edu.au/about/

 

FIJI BLOGS (Just a few. I do NOT list the many out there with blatant political agendas)

Babasiga (interesting and diverse personal blog run by a couple who now live in Melbourne) http://babasiga.blogspot.com/

Blog in Fiji (personal blog covering news, views and the quirky personal sense of humour of the blogger) http://www.bloginfiji.net/

Bula Fiji Project Team To use this you must have a Facebook account) https://www.facebook.com/groups/fijivibes/photos/.

Café Pacific (Pacific news media and politics commentary and analysis by journalist and ex-USP academic David Robie) http://www.cafepacific.blogspot.com/

Colour me Fiji (wide-ranging art-concerned blog by Auckland-based artist and curator Ema Tavola—see also "Pimpiknows" below) http://colourmefiji.com/

Croz Walsh's Blog -- Fiji: The Way it Was, Is and Can Be (reputable balanced political analysis blog by ex-USP academic) http://www.crosbiew.blogspot.com/

Na noda vanua o Viti (old pictures and links) https://www.facebook.com/groups/416837428393817/

Pimpiknows (Pacific Island Management Production + Ideas—blog run out of Auckland by Ema Tavola, who also runs "Colour me Fiji") http://pimpiknows.com

 

COMMUNITY WEBSITES

Community Websites Worldwide (a place to list your community website) http://www.fijicommunity.net/list_commservice.htm

Auckland Fiji Community (Auckland N.Z. Fiji Community activities, news, events etc.) http://www.aucklandfiji.org.nz/

Aussiefiji.com (website of Fiji Australia Community Development Inc.) http://www.aussiefiji.com/

Canterbury Fiji Community Incorprated http://www.canterburypasifika.org.nz/fiji/

Fiji Friends (NZ-based website)) http://www.fijifriends.net

Fiji Tuwawa (very useful NZ website made by Fijians for Fijians,: history, culture, contacts, links etc.) http://www.fijituwawa.com/welcome.html

Fiji Village (news, announcements, community information, business and shopping directory and radio stations) http://www.fijivillage.com/

Gold Coast Fijian & Friend Association Inc http://gcffai.synthasite.com/

Indo-Fijians Worldwide (Fijians of Indian descent, community Facebook page) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Indo-Fijians-Worldwide/109285872428869

Matavuvale (only if you are deeply religious!) http://www.matavuvale.com

Voice of Melanesia Community Website http://www.voiceofmelanesia.com/

My Fiji Friends http://www.myfijifriends.com/

Tautai Guiding Pacific Arts (NZ) http://www.tautai.org/

FIJI VISITORS & TRAVEL

Air flights within Fiji http://www.fijiairways.com/bookings/fares-and-special-offers/domestic-fiji/

Airlines that fly to and from Fiji http://traveltips.usatoday.com/airlines-fly-nadi-fiji-35330.html

Fiji travel guide (by David Stanley, author of Moon Fiji guidebook) http://www.southpacific.org/guide/fiji.html

Fiji Eco-Tourism http://www.ecotourism.org/news/fiji

Fiji for First Timers (from Lonely Planet) http://www.lonelyplanet.com/fiji/travel-tips-and-articles/77671 : (from Rob Kay's Fiji Guide) http://fijiguide.com/profiles/blogs/a-guide-to-fiji-for-first-timers

Fiji Islands holiday packages 2015 (From TourismFiji) http://www.tourismfiji.com/fiji-holiday-packages.html

Fiji Department of Immigration (includes forms etc. For Visas see below) http://www.immigration.gov.fj/index.php

Fiji Hotels and Tours (booking site, including eco-tourism sites, and advice) http://www.fiji-hotels.com.fj/responsible_accm

Fiji Travel (formerly Fiji Visitors Bureau) http://www.fiji.travel

Fiji Travel Advice for Australians http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/Fiji

Fiji Travel Guide from Travel Online http://www.travelonline.com/fiji

Fiji Travel Videos (from National Geographic) http://natgeotv.com.au/videos/travel/fiji-part-1-2A7257A1.aspx

Fiji Visa Information http://www.immigration.gov.fj/index.php/visa

Hotels & Travel in Fiji http://hotelstravel.com/fiji.html/bookaflight.html

Levuka Historic Royal Hotel (I highly recommend Levuka as a tourist destination) http://www.royallevuka.com/royallevuka/Welcome.html

Levuka — History http://www.royallevuka.com/royallevuka/Levuka.html See also http://www.justpacific.com/fiji/fijiphotos/cards/

Rob Kay's Fiji Guide http://www.fijiguide.com/

South Pacific Tourism Organisation: Fiji (includes useful accommodation guide indexed by locale and quality from luxury to budget) http://spto.org/discover/fiji

Taveuni  http://www.taveuni.com.au/ : Taveuni adventures https://www.facebook.com/TaveuniAdventures

Travelmaxia  http://www.travelmaxia.com/fiji/index.cfm

World Travel Guide: Fiji http://www.worldtravelguide.net/fiji

ROTUMA

Books, Dissertations, Papers and Theses relating to Rotuma: http://www.rotuma.net/os/Publications.html

Island legacy: a history of the Rotuman people by Alan Howard and Jan Rensel — Free download http://www.rotuma.net/os/Publications/Island_Legacy/index.html

Kato'aga: Rotuman Ceremonies, by Elizabeth Inia Suva, Fiji: Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific (2001) Download http://www.rotuma.net/os/ceremonies/toc.htm

Noa'ia 'e Mauri Rotuma Home Page http://www.rotuma.net

Online Bibliography of Rotuma http://www.rotuma.net/os/BiblioBook/BibIntro.html

Rotuma archaeology http://www.rotuma.net/os/archaeology.htm

Rotuma archive http://www.hawaii.edu/oceanic/rotuma/os/Archive.html

Rotuma: Aspects of history http://www.janeresture.com/rotuma/index.htm

Rotuma history   http://www.rotuma.net/os/History.html

Rotuma Website http://www.rotuma.net/

Rotuman Language, by Marit Vamarasi (2002) Free download http://www.linguistlist.org/issues/13/13-1879.html

Transnational Relations and the Articulation of Cultural Identity by Caroline Clark. 2005. MA thesis, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. http://www.rotuma.net/os/reports/Clarkthesis.pdf

 


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