Thursday, January 12, 2017

Photos from 1860

Terry Hulme posted these photos on facebook and they are certainly of interest to students of Fiji history. The pictures include Ritova, Ritova's son, some women of Macuata and some Fijian warriors of that time. The photos are from a collection in Australia in NSW. In 1860/61, HMS Pelorus, stationed in Australia did a Pacific tour, visiting Fiji and someone had one of those new fangled devices, a camera and took some very historic photos.. These are all from the NSW States archives..One photo - Conference Fijian and Tonguese chiefs on board Pelorus, Mathuata, Vanua Levu Fiji.  Note, Ritova with turban (he was famed for his hair) and British consol Mr. Pritchard..

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