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Disturbing History: Resistance in Early Colonial Fiji

Robert Nicole


This book focuses on Fiji’s people and their agency in responding to and engaging the multifarious forms of authority and power that were manifest in the colony from 1874 to 1914. By concentrating on the lives of ordinary Fijians, the book presents alternate ways of reconstructing the island’s past. The book is an excavation of a large mass of material that tells the often moving stories of lives that have largely been overlooked by historians. These challenge conventional historical accounts that tend to celebrate the nation, represent Fiji’s colonial experience as ordered and peaceful, or Br ... More

Keywords: Fijians, postcolonial theory, collaboration, consent, appropriation, opportunism, colonialism, resistance, interethnic relations, intraethnic relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780824832919
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824832919.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Nicole, author
University of Canterbury