Collection MS 1213 - Fijian pamphlets collected by Sir Arthur Gordon, Vols.1-5

PMB MS 1213 Finding Aid 'Copy of Despatch to Lord Carnarvon from the Polynesian Company, being a remonstrance against the... 'The Claims and Remonstrance of the Polynesian Company Examined and Refuted, Preliminary Note' an... 'Remarks on the Agricultural Prospects of Fiji' Leading articles reprinted from the Ceylon Times 'Memorial to the Governor from the Fiji Agricultural Society' Leading article reprinted from the Fiji Times, on the departure of Sir Arthur Gordon from Fiji 'Petition of the Fiji Agricultural Society to the Queen, re the settlement of claims to land in F... 'Memorial to George William Des Voeux, Esq, CMG, Lieutenant-Governor of Fiji' and correspondence ... 'Fiji, its Resources and Prospects'
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Fijian pamphlets collected by Sir Arthur Gordon, Vols.1-5


  • 1870-1883 (Creation)

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Arthur Charles Hamilton-Gordon, first Baron Stanmore (1829-1912) was born in London and served from 1854 to 1857 as a member of the House of Commons. Gordon served as Governor of Trinidad (1866-1870), Mauritius (1871-1874), Fiji (1875-1880), New Zealand (1880-1882) and Ceylon (1883-1890). From 1877 to 1882 he also served as High Commissioner and Consul-General for the Western Pacific.

Fijian Pamphlets, Volume 1, 1877-1879, Items 1-13: pamphlets on the Polynesian Company’s land claims in Fiji; reports on the commercial and agricultural prospects of Fiji; Gordon’s report on the taxation system in Fiji; Wesleyan Missionary Notices; article from Fiji Times on the departure of Sir Arthur Gordon from Fiji; London Missionary Society report on its mission in New Guinea, et al.
Fijian Pamphlets, Volume 2, 1877-1882, Items 1-10: more pamphlets on Polynesian Co land claims; Church Acts of NSW; Constitution of Tonga; Enquiry into Tongan Mission Affairs; Island Voyage; Dayspring Annual report; extracts from The Aborigines’ Friend, et al.;
Fijian Pamphlets, Volume 3, 1878-1883, Items 1-9: Story of the ‘Little War’; Native Councils in Fiji; Fiji at the Sydney and Melbourne International Exhibitions; Gordon’s Aberdeen address on Fiji; Fiji trade report, et al.;
Fijian Pamphlets, Volume 4, 1870-1880, Items 1-18: constitution of the Fiji Federation of Chiefs; and other publication on colonisation, sovereignty, politics and commerce in Fiji.
Fijian Pamphlets, Volume 5, Fiji Ordinances 1875-1878.
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Institution: National Library of Australia
Address: Parkes Place West, Canberra ACT 2600
Country: Australia

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At the time of microfilming, these papers were held at Hallstrom Collection, University of New South Wales Library, Sydney.

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