Lal, Brij Vilash

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Lal, Brij Vilash

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  • Professor Brij Lal OF, BA (USP), MA (UBC), PhD (ANU), FAHA

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Brij Vilash Lal was born in the village of Tabia, on the island of Vanua Levu. He received his tertiary education at the University of the South Pacific, the University of British Columbia and the Australian National University. He joined the Australian National University in 1990 working in the Department of Pacific History, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies. His prior teaching posts in World and Pacific History were held at the universities of the South Pacific, Hawaii in Manoa, and Papua New Guinea. Lal was a member of the Fiji Constitution Review Commission whose report forms the basis of Fiji's constitution; Founding Editor of 'The Contemporary Pacific: A Journal of Island Affairs,' (Honolulu) and of 'Conversations,' (Canberra); Editor, The Journal of Pacific History; Chairman, Pacific Manuscript Bureau; Founding Director of The Centre for the Contemporary Pacific, ANU; Convenor, Division of Pacific and Asian History and former Chair of Faculty, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, ANU. He was elected Fellow of the Australian Humanities Academy in 1996. He is currently Professor of Pacific and Asian History at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.


Fiji; Hawaii; Papua New Guinea

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academic; historian; researcher

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Entered from deposit description on 15 May 2012




National Library of Australia, (accessed on 15 May 2012)
Australian National University, (accessed on 15 May 2012)
Brij V. Lal, In the Eye of the Storm: Jai Ram Reddy and the Politics of Post-Colonial Fiji (ANU E Press)

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