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National Archives launches new website

The National Archives of Fiji (NAF) launched its new website in Suva this morning to allow Fijians easier access to historical documents. National Archives of Fiji director Mr Opeta Alefaio said the organisation worked with a team from Greenhouse Studios to develop the website. ALEFAIO: “There is also a great need to increase accessibility through […]

Peni Shute

June 25, 2016 10:28 am

The National Archives of Fiji (NAF) launched its new website in Suva this morning to allow Fijians easier access to historical documents.

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The National Archives of Fiji website.

National Archives of Fiji director Mr Opeta Alefaio said the organisation worked with a team from Greenhouse Studios to develop the website.

ALEFAIO: “There is also a great need to increase accessibility through online platforms. We worked with the great team at Greenhouse Studios to develop what we hope is an inviting website that can inspire Fijians to expolre their archives.”

Mr Alefaio said the National Archives of Fiji is the custodian of the nation’s most important historical documents.

ALEFAIO: “For example, among our holdings is the first Fijian language bible, it is one of the 300 bibles printed by Rev. John Hunt at Viwa in 1847. In fact, this copy once belonged to Mrs Helen Hunt, Rev. Hunt’s wife as it carries her inscription on the in leaf.”

He said the NAF has a copy of Fiji’s birth certificate, the Fiji Independence order of 1970 otherwise known as the instruments of independence.

ALEFAIO: “This document Prince Charles handed to the late Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara at Albert park when Fiji became an independent nation.”

The centre is also hosting an open day today from 9-3pm with tours for the general public.

The new website can be accessed on www.archivesfiji.org

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