The experiences, images and voices of Fijian Australians are the subject of a collecting project by the National Library throughout 2021 and 2022. Although Fiji is a relatively small nation in the Pacific, migrants from Fiji have made a considerable contribution to Australian society in sports, music, academia and many other areas.
One of the Library’s important responsibilities is to ensure that the histories and contributions of migrants are represented in our collection. Australia is home to more expatriate Fijians than any other country. We are reaching out to Fijian communities around Australia to encourage them to add their oral histories, pictures and manuscripts and published materials to the national collection.
The Fijian Australian community is diverse, reflecting the vibrant nature of contemporary Fiji. The Fijian Constitution defines Fijians to include those of iTaukei (Indigenous Fijian) background, Indian background, Rotuman, European, Chinese or other Pacific Islander background.
We would love to record more oral histories from the Fijian Australian community. If you are interested in sharing your story, please express your interest online. For more information on depositing photographs and other material, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the National edeposit service.