THE HAWAIIAN & PACIFIC COLLECTIONS, THE UH-MANOA CENTER FOR PACIFIC ISLANDS STUDIES AND THE UH-MANOA CENTER FOR SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES PRESENT: Girmitya Records at the National Archives of Fiji As part of the Hawaiian & Pacific Collections Occasional Lecture Series, Mr. Opeta Alefaio, Director of the National Archives of Fiji, will discuss histories of migration and diaspora that can be discovered through records held in his institution. These multi-strand histories in turn tell a larger, ongoing story about the evolving Pacific.
When: Friday, October 20, 2017. 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Where: UH-Manoa Hamilton Library Room 301
About the presenter: A Pacific islander of Tuvaluan (Nukufetau & Vaitupu) and Fijian (Rewa & Cakaudrove) descent, Opeta Alefaio read History, Politics, and Journalism at the University of the South Pacific, before spending two years at Monash University in Melbourne, from which he holds a Masters Degree in Business Information Systems. While at Monash, he was …
Beginning Monday night, November 13, the Hawaiian & Pacific Collections reading room will be part of a construction project that will replace a section of the exterior windows on the third, fourth and fifth floors of Hamilton Library. This project, which is anticipated to be completed in March 2018, will require the construction of a floor-to-ceiling barrier-wall in our reading room -- the majority of actual construction work will be occurring during hours when the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections are already normally closed, and we do not anticipate any closures or additional construction noise during our standard hours of operation (which are currently 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the 1st Sunday of each month, from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.). Barring any unforeseen circumstances, our reading room will remain open throughout the project, and all normal services will be available. Our reading room hours can be found here.
As previously noted, the Hawaiian & Pacific Collections reading room is currently closed to the public, and we are providing services on a slightly more limited basis via Hamilton Library's Government Documents and Maps Collection reading room, in the Library's basement. Completion of the project has now been delayed by at least two weeks, meaning that we will be continuing with our current services and location through at least Friday, March 2, and most likely a few days beyond that date. We will post more information as it becomes available. In the meantime, click here for more information on our interim services.