The National Archives collects and preserves Fiji’s documentary heritage and makes it available to the public through exhibitions, and research services. Our collection contains around a million archival documents on 5 kilometers of shelving and 1.5 kilometers of publications, along with over 100,000 historical photographs and over 2000 hours of historical footage. These records constitute a large portion of the nation’s collective memory, and provides a bridge for users to reach back in time to find vital information for present day issues such as pension entitlements, family genealogy, and property cases.
Together the records capture the development of Fiji through time, a valuable tool for researchers and for decision makers who consult archives to determine precedents, understand their obligations, and formulate policies that are beneficial for citizens. A lot happens at the archives. Come one down and see for yourself!