George Kingsley Roth and Adolf Brewster Brewster: Papers on Fiji

Scope and Content

G.K. Roth's files on Fijian affairs, culture, history, sociology and administration, mostly in Fijian; A.B. Brewster, History of Fiji and other Pacific islands, c. 1870-1930.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Kingsley Roth (1903-1960), ethnographer, author of Fijian way of life (Melbourne, 1953; 2nd ed., 1973).

Adolf Brewster Brewster, anthropologist, author of The hill tribes of Fiji (London, 1922) and King of the Cannibal Isles: a tale of early life and adventure in the Fiji islands (London, 1937).

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room. Access to some files is restricted.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Mrs. Jane Roth, 1989.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Summary Catalogue. A subject list of files is available in the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Custodial History

Brewster's history of Fiji was presented to G. K. Roth in 1937.

Geographical Names