A.B. Brewster photograph album

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 115 RCS/Y3091I
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English .
  • Physical Description
      1 file(s) 1 file

Scope and Content

200 x 150 mm. modern copies of original prints.

Administrative / Biographical History

Adolf Brewster Brewster (1854-1937), formerly Adolf Brewster-Joske, was born in Australia and educated in England. He went to Fiji in 1870 with a group of settlers granted land with the Polynesia Company. Brewster was one of the founders of Suva, where the family established a sugar plantation. In 1884, he entered the Colonial Service after the plantation failed, serving as Governor's Commissioner in the provinces of Tholo North and Tholo East, Deputy Commissioner of the Armed Native Constabulary, and an official member of Fiji's Legislative Council. Brewster retired to England in 1910. He published two books, 'The hills tribes of Fiji' (1922) and 'King of the Cannibal Isles' (1937), the latter of which discussed King Thakombau (1817-1883), Chief of the Fiji Islands.

Access Information

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Presented by the Revd Dr D.P. Brewster, great-nephew of Adolf Brewster Brewster, 2006.


Includes index.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Additional Information


DateText: The original photographs date from between 1870 and 1889..

Brewster, Adolf Brewster, 1854-1937, anthropologist