Series 294 - Map of Taveuni, Fiji

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AU ANUA 294

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Map of Taveuni, Fiji

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  • c. 1890s - 1930s (Creation)

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1 map (99cm x 258.5cm), [ca. 1:50,000]

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(1926 -)

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Professor Harold Brookfield is a British and Australian geographer with interests in rural development, family farming, land use and society in developing countries. He completed a BA and PhD at the London School of Economics. He was briefly a lecturer in Geography and Birkbeck College, London and Lecturer in Charge at the Department of Geography, University of Natal where he began engaging with development and social justice issues in South Africa and Mauritius. After three years, he moved to Australia to join the University of New England and in 1957 joined the Research School of Pacific Studies at the Australian National University where he spent most of his academic career, retiring in 1991. Brookfield conducted field work in Papua New Guinea, the New Hebrides, New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands, Bougainville and the Philippines. His interests focussed on Papua New Guinea where he conducted fieldwork in the highlands and collaborated with anthropologists from the Research School. In the 1970s his work extended to smaller islands of the Caribbean and the smaller eastern islands of Fiji.

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Map shows plantations that existed on Taveuni in the 1890s and relates to Brookfield’s research for the publication – ‘Tavenui: land, population and production’, Canberra: Development Studies Centre, ANU for UNESCO, 1978.

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Prepared by Karina Taylor on 29 February 2008

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