Collection MS 26 - Miscellaneous papers on Fiji - letters, notes, book draft

Letters Sagas and folklore
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AU PMB MS 26

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Miscellaneous papers on Fiji - letters, notes, book draft

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  • 1865 - 1868 (Creation)

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1 reel; 35mm microfilm; Digital PDF

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(1832-1907)

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Fison (1832-1907) a university-educated man, with a keen interest in anthropology, was born in Suffolk, England. He migrated to Australia in 1856, joined the Methodist Church, and went to Fiji as a missionary in 1864. He remained in Fiji until 1884, when he returned to Australia and became editor of the Spectator, a Melbourne church paper.

Copies of letters, notes on Fiji customs and personalities, sketches of life in Fiji, and an early draft of Fison's book 'Tales of Old Fiji' (London, 1907). The wording of some of the tales, as recorded in these papers, has been much worked over and occasionally differs in its final form from that in the published versions.

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Person: Mr Graham Gibson (1968)
Address: 10 Fuchsia Street, Blackburn, VIC
Country: Australia

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Access this title at PMB Member Libraries or by purchasing it directly from the Bureau: http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/pambu/accessing.php

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ms26

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