The National Archives of Fiji (NAF) takes their outreach services quite seriously and is often visiting schools, festivals, and being present at special occasions throughout Suva. Recently, as part of the Fiji Government Roadshow Program, the NAF has taken their outreach services around the main island of Viti Levu, as well as to the outer islands of Fiji.
I would like to share an interview of a man who was at a roadshow in Namosi, a province on the island of Viti Levu. Through one of the photographs on exhibit, he was able to identified his late father who passed away in 1990, and until now, hasn’t found a picture of him. That’s pretty cool. It is quite moving, and shows how important archives can be… even, no- especially, in rural island communities.