General History

Derrick, R.A. A History of Fiji (revised). Suva: Fiji Government Press, 1950.

Dodge, Ernest S. New England and the South Seas. Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1965.

Gravelle, Kim. Fiji Times: A History of Fiji in Three Parts. [Suva]: Fiji Times & Herald, 1981.

Knapman, Claudia. White Women in Fiji, 1835-1930: The Ruin of Empire? North Sydney: Allen && Unwin, 1986.

Knox, Margaret. Voyage of Faith, The story of the Catholic Church in Fiji the First Century. Suva: Archdiocese of Suva, 1997.

Maude, H.E. Of Islands and Men, Studies in Pacific History. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1968.

Milcairns, Susanne Williams. Native Strangers, Beachcombers, Renegades and Castaways in the South Seas. Auckland: Penguin, 2006.

Ralston, Caroline. Grass Huts and Warehouses: Pacific Beach Communities of the Nineteenth Century. Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1977.

Shineberg, Dorothy. They came for sandalwood, A study of the Sandalwood Trade in the South-West Pacific 1830-1865. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1967.

Wright, Arthur Alban. The Colony of Fiji 1874-1931, 3rd Edition.

Young, John MR. Adventurous spirits:  Australian migrant society in pre-cession Fiji. St. Lucia, Qld.: University of Queensland Press, 1984.

Young, John MR. Australia’s Pacific Frontier. Melbourne: Cassell Australia, 1967.


Capell, Arthur. A New Fijian Dictionary (4th edition). Suva, Fiji: Government Printer, 1973.

Me, Rondo MM. Kaivalagi ni Viti: Census of Europeans Resident in Fiji, 1874-5. Byron Bay, NSW: Rondo B.B. Me, 2006.

‘People of Levuka’. Levuka, Living Heritage. Suva: Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific, and the Levuka Historical & Cultural Society, 2001.

Reed, AW, and Hames, Inez. Myths and Legends of Fiji and Rotuma. Auckland: Reed Books, 1967

Schutz, AJ. Say it in Fijian, An entertaining introduction to the language of Fiji. Sydney: Pacific Publications, 1976.

Walsh, Crosbie. Fiji an encyclopaedic atlas. Suva, Fiji : University of the South Pacific, c2006.

Academic and Cultural Studies

Belshaw, Cyril S. Under the Ivi Tree: Society and Economic Growth in Rural Fiji. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1964.

Collins, Graham. Maraia lives in a Fijian village. Auckland: Longman Paul, 1984.

Gravelle, Kim. Yaya, A Fiji Perspective. Bathurst, NSW: Robert Brown & Associates in association with the Fiji Expo Committee, 1988.

Halapua, Winston. Tradition, Lotu & Militarism in Fiji. Lautoka: Fiji Institute of Applied Studies, 2003.

Morrell, W.P. Britain in the Pacific Islands. London: Oxford University Press, 1960.

Nayacakalou, R.R. Leadership in Fiji. Suva: Institute of Pacific Studies in association with Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1975.

Ravuvu Asesela. Fijians at War 1939-1945. Suva: Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific, 1988.

Ravuvu Asesela. Vaka i Taukei, The Fijian Way of Life. Suva: Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific, 1983.

Roth, G.K. Fijian Way of Life (2nd edition). Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1973.

Routledge, David. Matanitu, The struggle for power in early Fiji. Suva: University of the South Pacific, 1985.

Contemporary Accounts

Calvert, James. Fiji and the Fijians Vol. II: Mission History. Suva, Fiji: Fiji Museum, 2003. Originally published London: Alexander Heylin, 1858.

Cary, William. Wrecked on the Feejees. Fairfield, Washington: Ye Galleon Press, 1998.

Diapea, William. Cannibal Jack, the true autobiography of a white man in the South seas. London: Faber & Gwyer, 1928.

Dillon, P. Narrative of the discovery of the fate of La Perouse. London: Hurst, Chance and Co, 1829.

Erskine, R.N. Captain John Elphinstone. Journal of a Cruise among the Islands of the Western Pacific. London: John Murray, 1853.

Knights, John B. ‘A journal of a voyage in the Brig Spy, of Salem (1832-1834), John B. Knights, Master.’ In Elliot Snow (editor), Adventures at Sea in the Great Age of Sail. New York: Dover Publications, 1986.

Im Thurn, Everard (editor). The Journal of William Lockerby, Sandalwood Trader in the Feejee Islands, 1808-180.Suva: Fiji Times and Herald, 1982.

Pritchard, William Thomas. Polynesian Reminiscences, or Life in the South Pacific Islands. London: Chapman and Hall, 1866.

Smythe, Mrs, Ten Months in the Fiji Islands. Oxford: J.H. & J. Parker, 1864.

Wallis, Mary. Life in Feejee, or Five years among the cannibals, by A Lady. Suva, Fiji: Fiji Museum, 1983.

Wallis, Mary. The Fiji and New Caledonia Journals of Mary Wallis, 1851-1853. Suva, Fiji: Institute of Pacific Studies, 1994.

Wilkes, Charles. Narrative of the United States exploring expedition. during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842 / Vol. III. Suva, Fiji: Fiji Museum, 1985. Originally published Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1845.

Williams, Thomas. Fiji and the Fijians Vol. 1: The islands and their inhabitants. Suva, Fiji: Fiji Museum, 1982. Originally published London: Alexander Heylin, 1858.


Brown, Stanley. Men from under the sky: The arrival of Westerners in Fiji. Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1973.

Davidson, J.W. Peter Dillon of Vanikoro, Chevalier of the South Seas. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1975.

Davidson, JW, and Scarr, D. Pacific Island Portraits. Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1970.

Liava’a, Christine. Qaravi Na’i Tavi: Soldiers from Fiji in the Great War. Auckland: Polygraphia, 2009.

Orr, John C. A Far and Stranger Shore. Sydney: Koa Productions, 1997.

Orr, John Charles. Savage of Bau. Sydney: Koa Productions, 1977.

Page, Patricia. Across the Magic Line: Growing up in Fiji. Canberra: Pandanus Books, 2004.

Scarr, Deryck. More Pacific Island Portraits. Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1978.


Jones, Robyn. Fiji. Hawthorn, Vic. : Lonely Planet, 2000.

Osborn, Ian. The Rough Guide to Fiji. New York: Rough Guides, 2008.