Digitised Image

Spear meke, 1881

Reference Number: PAColl-5530-33

Formal photograph of a group of traditionally dressed Fijian men in three lines grasping their spears and leaning forward on their war clubs. Most are wearing turban like head gear. Behind them are densely thatched village buildings, and two groups of people sitting watching from a distance.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Gerrard Ansdell, Viti Levu, Korovatu, Buildings - Fiji, Dance - Fiji, Clothing and dress - Fiji, Meke, Spears - Fiji 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 Fijian dance. Used as a verb it means to perform a dance. There are meke for different occasions such as Meke-ni-valu, dance before war.

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