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“Lialia? 'Madness', Indigenous Fijians and the Erasure of Historical Memory in Colonial Fiji”, presented by Dr Jacqueline Leckie.

Dr Leckie is an Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Otago, New Zealand. Her research is on the anthropology and history of Asia-Pacific, especially mental health, migration, gender, heritage, ethnicity, and labour. Jacqui is currently writing a history of USP for the 50th anniversary celebrations in 2018. Her seminar this week will discuss the way the terms 'madness' and 'erasure' are suggestive of how the label of craziness (lialia) could marginalize and silence Fijians with aberrant and dissident actions and thought from historical memory. The most extreme silencing and erasure of insanity from the community was when Fijians were committed to Fiji's lunatic asylum. Originally founded in 1884 as the Public Lunatic Asylum and functioning today as St Giles Psychiatric Hospital is one of the Pacific's longest functioning hospitals. Mental illness within Fijian communities has received little attention but her research has revealed some of the mental suffering behind admissions to St Giles between 1884-1964. This seminar will discuss questions about the silencing of people deemed insane in a cross-cultural context and in the context of Fiji's colonial past.
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Refreshments will be available and friends will be able to tour the exhibition following the talk.
Please join us, it should be a great evening.

Please note this is not a public event but invite only for Friends of the Fiji Museum and the Pacific Heritage Hub. You will be able to re-join on the night if your membership has expired.
If you know others who would be interested in joining our growing community please forward on to them.
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Fiji Museum updated their cover photo.

Swimming pool at the Royal New Zealand Air Force base, Laucala Bay, 1960s.
The pool still remains while the area is now occupied by the University of the South Pacific. The white building in the background was the RNZAF hanger, now USP Lower Campus. The two buildings directly behind the pool are the old grandstand at Buckhurst Park, now ANZ Stadium.

From the collections of Tim Barns-Graham, a former officer with the RNZAF stationed at Laucala Bay.
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Swimming pool at the Royal New Zealand Air Force base, Laucala Bay, 1960s.
The pool still remains while the area is now occupied by the University of the South Pacific. The white building in the background was the RNZAF hanger, now USP Lower Campus. The two buildings directly behind the pool are the old grandstand at Buckhurst Park, now ANZ Stadium.

From the collections of Tim Barns-Graham, a former officer with the RNZAF stationed at Laucala Bay.

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Viti FlanaganCheck this out Dave Lark. Just after we were talking about it yesterday!

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Dave LarkLooks inviting but not with Wgtn weather

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Ilana BurnessWow. Just amazing piece of history this is . Vinaka.

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Uraia Teri Kthat is amazing

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Kathy KellyJuan Arroz

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Robbi ShearerRemember this Susi Shearer Stanco?!

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Christopher PriceYou were there at the time Gary Aitchison

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Rachel JohnstoneWas this where you trained Robbi?

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David DaltonUsed to launch our boat from Laucala Bay

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Mere BolaivunaJowy Lipscomb Fisher

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Shane AntonioUSP was literally built around this pool...amazing

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Sheen LalAnish Chand

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Kelera BokiniTotivi Bokini-Ratu Ella K Bennion

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Joan HartThe hours I spent in this pool as a nine year old were idyllic- no sunscreen, my blonde hair turned green, even swam in it when it was being emptied...! Such memories...

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Liliwaimanu VuiyasawaI wouldn't be surprised if the baby pool in this pic is the horse shoe sitting area we see now.

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Bob TuxsonLasting memories!

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Ulamila DaloI remember this pool to well. I use to spend Sundays here while my dad studied in the library.

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Mahlon IsimeliUsp pool

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Lai SeanaSemi Malachi Blezzed Joe Kotobalavu see a little history about USP that we didn't know about.

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Frances DisigaTanisha Lal Vernessa Caldwell

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Divisha DeeptiIvam Lal

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Divisha DeeptiAlvin Kumar

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Noleen NarayanDeepesh

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Mary LeanoHad some terrifying swimming lessons in this pool!! Jackie Mallpress Luisa Cama

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Jintamani GainIs the pool used or empty ? Any updated photos? Great photo. Michael how cool Is this. Spot the Scouts

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Fiji Museum updated their cover photo.

Lautoka Mill and surroundings captured in a postcard.

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Lautoka Mill and surroundings captured in a postcard.

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Fiji Museum added 5 new photos to the album ARCHAEOLOGY - SITES & SCENES.

Sites and scenes captured by our Archaeology team while on fieldwork mapping and assessing historical hill-fort and sites located at various parts of Fiji.
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Sites and scenes captured by our Archaeology team while on fieldwork mapping and assessing historical hill-fort and sites located at various parts of Fiji.

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Bertil BergqvistVery nice photos. Vinaka na taba.

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Abel Caine FijiBula to the amazing Fiji Museum Team, would it possible to plot these points on open-source or Google Maps so hikers can visit? Small, potential opportunity for hiker/tourism revenue.

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Fiji MuseumBula vinaka Abel Caine Fiji. Thank you for valid point raised. The Fiji Museum Archaeology Team uses GPS and google earth to map sites. However, putting these on open-source would require consent from the traditional site custodians. Access to sites would require their consent as well. An area we are working on at present is advisory given to site custodians/owners on touristic opportunities (as you had alluded to above) but at the same time maintain a balanced and vanua-based approach in all these. Vinaka.

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Suzy Vulaca KraintzIsireli Leleasiga Vulaca next stop Yasawa

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Emily SandayKoila Swan Our spot! 😍😆

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Atelini Daubuluastonishing😍😍

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Jijilia YalaitogaAn opportunity to see how beautiful our Fiji is. So beautiful and full of characters

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George Edward KwongLeonie Ana Latai Helu

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Wahe Jean Pascal BöysőuthNice

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Melanie Van OlffenThanks for sharing these pics Fiji Museum and Sipiriano Nemani..great way to highlight the important archaeological assessments and work the museum does!

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Deb MasiThank you for all you do Fiji Museum ~ Beautiful.

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Maloni TakosewaI wanna b part of this.

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Vola LewaiWould very much like this Team to visit Delaikorolevu , LOMALOMA the first site visited by the Yavusa Naturuku.

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James EightmastsTotoka dina beautiful pictures

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Phyllis ReeveThe date on the photos must be wrong? But thanks for this, especially the turtle petroglyph

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Yashmin KhanBeautiful pics

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Oni RosovaThere is a village in Buca called Dakuniba. I remember visiting that place in 97 while I was in Nawi for teaching practice and the villagers showed me some rocks with 'unknown' writings on them. If I recall correctly, the villagers said that no one knew what the inscirptions said or what language it was written in. I found that fascinating. I wonder if archaeologists have gone to visit this site.

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President of Fiji launches kamunaga exhibition at the Fiji Mus...
In the lead up to the "Kamunaga Education Program" earmarked for 9th September 2017, the Fiji Museum takes you back to the opening speech by His Excellency the President of Fiji Major General (Retired) Jioji Konrote at the opening of the "Kamunaga:Story of the Tabua" Exhibition. The video was put together by the Department of Information (Fiji) with an accompaniment special kamunaga chant composed for the occasion by Mr. Simione Sevudredre and the Dulali Musical Group. VINAKA.
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