Collection MS 1228 - English translations of political speeches in Fiji

PMB MS 1228 Finding Aid Apisai Tora, National Democratic Party. Andrew Deoki, independent opposing Federation Party candidate Irene Jai Narayan, for Suva Indian ... Ratu Josua Tonganivalu, Alliance Party. Fijian Association at Kalabu School, to establish a branch of the Association. Speaker: Ratu Davi... Fijian Association meeting, Sikivou, Raiwaqa. Main speakers: Uraia Koroi, Sakiasi Sovanivalu (lea... Ratu William Toganivalu, speech at Draubuta village in Tailevu Province. David Toganivalu, speech at Lami Parish Hall, Suva. Speech by Ratu Livai Volavola at Draubuta village, Tailevu Province. Independent candidate, lawyer Ratu Noa Nawalowalo (broke from Fijian Association early 1966), and...
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English translations of political speeches in Fiji


  • 1965-1968 (Creation)

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1 reel; 35 mm microfilm

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Since 1966 Robert Norton’s major area of research has been ethnicity and politics in Fiji. His PhD thesis, Politics, race and society in Fiji, was submitted at Sydney University in 1972. His book, Race and Politics in Fiji, was published by the University of Queensland Press in 1977 and a revised second edition was published in 1990. He was appointed as one of the foundation members of staff in the Department of Anthropology at Macquarie University in 1969. He continued to be a consistent observer and respected commentator on Fiji politics throughout his academic career, writing many essays and articles on politics in Fiji in scholarly journals and books.

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Dr Robert Norton, an anthroplogist at Macquarie University, Sydney, carried out field research on politics in Fiji since the 1960s. His study of politics and government in Fiji, Race and politics in Fiji, was first published in 1977.

Political speeches, delivered in the national election campaign in Fiji in 1966, by Apisai Tora, Andrew Deoki, Ratu Josua Tonganivalu, Ratu David Tonganivalu, Ratu William Tonganivalu, Uraia Koroi, Sakiasi Sovanivalu (leader of the Fijian Teachers Assoc.), A.V. Sikivou, S.K Sikivou, Ratu Livai Volavola, Ratu Noa Nawalowalo, Ratu Livai Volavola, Ratu Filimone Loco, Loloma Livingston, Pandit Ajodhya Prasad, A.D. Patel, Deo Narayan (Sugar Mill Workers Union), S.M. Koya, C.A. Shah, Madhavan, K.C. Ramrakha, M.S. Tikaram, M.T. Khan, Irene Jai Narayan, Pratap Chandra Sharma and C.P. Bidesi.

The translations are of Fijian and Hindi language speeches, but a few were originally in English as indicated. Fijian language speeches were translated by Mr Neumi Raibosa, clerk at Fijian Development Fund Board (brother of anthropologist Dr Rusiate Nayacakalou). Hindi language translations were made by Mr Pathik and Mr Ram Narayan Govind, lecturers at Nasinu Teachers College, Suva.
<b>See Finding aids for details.</b>
Audio recordings of the speeches are available at PMB AUDIO 47-62.

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