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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

Key terms:
1 image, related to Gerrard Ansdell, Viti Levu, Korovatu, Buildings - Fiji, Dance - Fiji, Weapons - Fiji, Clothing and dress - Fiji, Tapa - Fiji, Meke and Men, Fijian.

Part of:
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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