Girmitya Records at the National Archives of Fiji

THE HAWAIIAN & PACIFIC COLLECTIONS, THE UH-MANOA CENTER FOR PACIFIC ISLANDS STUDIES AND THE UH-MANOA CENTER FOR SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES PRESENT:

Opeta Alefaio
Director of the National Archives of Fiji
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 also the joint recipient of the 2011 Australian Society of Archivists Margaret Jennings Award. After eight years in the private sector and a brief stint at Fiji’s Ministry of Information, Opeta joined the National Archives of Fiji, where he has spent the last fourteen years. Opeta is currently President of the Pacific Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives, and is an Executive Board member of the International Council on Archives.

For more information, email hawnpac@hawaii.edu or call 956-2847

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