Fiji Archives and Libraries
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Archives[edit | edit source]
- The mission of the archives is to inspire Fijians to explore the records of their country; safeguard our recorded cultural heritage by preserving archival materials in accordance with international standards; support evidence-based governance by providing sound record keeping policies, standards and training; build a sense of shared responsibility for record keeping in the public service; expand Fiji’s knowledge base by encouraging in-depth archival research; and utilize appropriate technology to popularize the archives and ensure the security of archival data.
- The Archives is a vast trove of information about Fiji held on documents occupying over 6km of shelving along with 2000 hours of historical AV footage and over 100,000 historical photos.
- The Fiji Museum maintains a Reference Library and Archive containing over 12,000 books, 11,000 photographs and other documents. The Reference Library and Archive has items not held in any other library in the world, including maps, old newspapers, oral history cassettes, rare books and a range of small brochures and pictures not in book form.
Libraries[edit | edit source]
FNU Derrick Library
Website: FNUDerrick Library
For a list of libraries of the Fiji National University, go to Libraries of the Fiji National University.
Western Regional Library
270 Tavewa Ave
Telephone: (679) 666 0911
Fax: (679) Fax 666-8195
Website: Western Regional Library
Website #2: American Corner Fiji/EdUSA Advising Center
Website #3: Library
Museums[edit | edit source]
- Ba Civic Museum was opened in 2014 and celebrates the township’s history. It also documents the diverse cultural history of the region which is the most populated of the 17 districts in Fiji.
- Located in the heart of Suva’s Thurston Gardens, the Fiji Museum holds a remarkable collection, which includes archaeological material dating back 3,700 years and cultural objects representing both Fiji’s indigenous inhabitants and the other communities that have settled in the island group over the past 200 years.