Fiji

This is a collection of 134 items, which were acquired by the Museum as early as 1869 from donors. Many of these items are weapons, but the collection also includes barkcloth, liku, yaqona bowls, tattooing adzes, body ornament, fans, stone tools, hair adornment, ceramic vessel, tabua, bows and arrows, mats, a fork, skirts, and a brush.

The first Fijian item to be accessioned by the museum was a rectangular piece of barkcloth (VS1516 masi vulavula) which was presented by Mr. Isaac Lang in 1879. Lang was a grain and seed merchant in Okehampton Street in Exeter.