A club meke, 1881
Reference Number: PAColl-5530-31
Formally grouped men in traditional dress, most of them shouldering war clubs, and some wearing necklaces. A number also have turban-like hats on their heads. Behind them are Fijian village buildings of dense thatch
Highlands of Fiji :Copy Negatives from photographs by Gerrard Ansdell, Reference Number PAColl-5530 (42 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w copy negative(s)Single negative
Historical Notes: Meke is a word for a Fijian dance. As a verb it means to perform a dance. There are a number of different sorts of meke, eg:- meke-ni-valu, dance before war.
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