Broken Waves: A History of the Fiji Islands in the Twentieth Century

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University of Hawaii Press, Oct 1, 1992 - History - 424 pages
‚ [A] magisterial history of twentieth-century Fiji.... The historical research is thorough and scrupulous, and the presentation is lucid. Lal brings together a wealth of information, much of it previously unavailable and the earlier available materials often reframed in thought-provoking ways.... Perhaps its greatest strength is that is presents the history of modern Fiji as very complicated and multifaceted.‚ ‚ The Contemporary Pacific
Pacific Islands Monograph Series No.11
Published in association with the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‚ i
 

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Contents

The Second Coming 19001920
xvii
Shaking the Tree
xviii
Lala
xx
Taxation
xxii
Trading
4
Fijian Labor Laws
5
Land and Land Reform
6
European Planters and Federation
11
Education
134
Winds of Change 19591969
140
The 1959 Strike
141
Round Three
145
Commissions of Inquiry
156
Toward SelfGovernment
162
The 1965 Constitutional Conference
171
Elections and Byelections
176

Girmit and Free
16
Protest War and Death
23
Manilal Doctor
24
Apolosi Nawai
26
World War I
32
Influenza
35
The Foundations Challenged 19201939
38
Population and Its Politics
41
Questions and Problems
43
Viti Cauravou
50
From Indians to IndoFijians
52
The 1920 Strike
58
Round One
59
Education
61
Electoral Representation
64
Land and Land Tenure
74
The Colonial World
78
For King and Country 19391959
84
War
85
The War in Nadi
89
For King and Country
93
Round Two
101
Native Land and Fijian Affairs
110
The Politics of the Deed of Cession
115
Race Relations in the 1950s
119
War in Malaya
125
Social Change
127
The End of an Era
182
The Center Cannot Hold 19701987
190
Tentative Honeymoon
194
The Street Commission and the Constitution
197
The Issue of Land Yet Again
200
The Politics of Balance
203
Butadroka Racism and the Elections
211
New Wine in Old Bottles
218
A Government of National Unity
219
Western Regionalism Elections and Aftermath
221
Consolidation and Fragmentation
227
Fiji Labour Party Coalition and Campaign
234
Things Fall Apart The 1987 Crisis
243
Coalition Government
245
The Rise of Taukei Militancy
247
The Coup and a Week After
251
Coalition and Other Reactions
255
Seeking a Constitutional Solution
260
The September Coup and the Birth of the Fiji Republic
267
The Causes of the Coup
272
The Principal Players
280
Broken Waves
292
Population and Trade Statistics
311
Notes
321
Glossary
353
Bibliography
357
Index
373

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