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      • History of Fiji The islands of Fiji were first settled at least 3,500years ago by migrating sailors whose descendants became known as the Lapita. Though their actual origins are unknown and written records do not exist, researchers think these early migrants may have come from Asia.
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  2. Sep 20, 2022 · Fiji was first settled about three and a half thousand years ago. The original inhabitants are now called "Lapita people" after a distinctive type of fine pottery they produced, remnants of which have been found in practically all the islands of the Pacific, east of New Guinea, though not in eastern Polynesia.

  3. Sep 23, 2022 · HISTORY Fiji gained independence from Britain 50 years ago October 10, 2020 - Fiji celebrates 50 years of independence in 2020. The South Pacific island nation became a sovereign state in 1970 after almost a century of British colonial rule. View More Franco’s monument to become civilian cemetery Srebrenica massacre 25th anniversary

  4. Sep 22, 2022 · Taveuni has a particularly interesting natural history as documented on this page. The vast majority of Fiji’s land mass is volcanic in origin, with some reef-formed limestone and coastal sedimentary formations. The major islands are generally mountainous in the interiors which creates a rain shadow effect.

  5. Sep 25, 2022 · Fijian Society On May 23, 1908, the Fijian Society was established, with Colman C. Wall as its Founder. Wall served as curator and was a member of the committee of the Society. He worked as...

  6. Sep 21, 2022 · It was constructed by a clan of Tongans who arrived in the early 1800s. Last updated on 21 Sep 2022 Directions Timeline c1800s A clan of Tongans arrive and settle atop the hill for its natural defences and commanding views. They were led by Maile Latamai Finau who left Tonga after a dispute in the reigning Tuipelehake family.

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