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6.1 Establishment and opposition. 6.2 Expansion of conflict with the Kai Colo. 7 Blackbirding and slavery in Fiji. 7.1 Before annexation (1865 to 1874) 7.2 After annexation (1875 to 1911) 7.3 Slavery of Fijians. 8 British colony.
History of Fiji. When Fiji’s first settlers arrived from the islands of Melanesia at least 3,500 years ago, they carried with them a wide range of food plants, the pig, and a style of pottery known as Lapita ware. That pottery is generally associated with peoples who had well-developed skills in navigation and canoe building and were horticulturists
Fiji History Unlike its neighbour across the way, Fiji has only been inhabited for around 3500 years. First settled by the Melanesian people, a diverse range of food and agricultural practices were brought with them when they journeyed to the South Pacific archipelago.
Region: Pacific. Population: 883,480 (2018) Area: 18,272 square kilometres. Capital: Suva. Joined Commonwealth: 1970, following independence from Britain; membership suspended October 1987 to October 1997, June 2000 to December 2001, and ... Commonwealth Youth Index: 25 out of 49 countries.
History of Fiji. Fiji is steeped in history which stems back over 3000 years. The group of islands known as the Fiji Islands comprises of around 320 Islands and 522 islets. Approximately 105 of the islands are inhabited. It has a total land mass of 18,376 km2, and an ocean area of 710,000 km2, about the same size as Texas, or a little smaller than New South Wales, Australia.