A Time Bomb Lies Buried: Fiji's Road to Independence, 1960-1970

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ANU E Press, Mar 1, 2008 - History - 106 pages
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A Time Bomb Lies Buried discusses the debates which took place in Suva and London as well as the politics and processes which led Fiji to independence in 1970 after 96 years of colonial rule. It provides an essential background to understanding the crises and convulsions which have haunted Fiji ever since in its search for a constitutional settlement for its multiethnic population.
 

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Contents

Paramountcy Parity Privilege
9
Amery and the Aftermath
25
The 1965 Constitutional Conference
49
Towards Independence
67
Afterword
83
Policy in Fiji Nov 1960
91
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Brij Lal has been working on a book of essays looking at the role of place in Pacific Islands scholarship as well as a collection marking the 125th anniversary of arrival of Indians in Fiji. He is also preparing for publication a documentary history of British decolonisation of Fiji and writing a biography of the Fiji statesman Jai Ram Reddy. He also maintains an active interest in creative writing and the relationship between history and fiction.

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