Guide to the Albums of photographs of Ronald Wood Paine (as filmed by the AJCP)



National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2018

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Series Add. 8824. Three albums of photographs of Hawaii and Fiji, c. 1924-1951

Album 1, 1925 - 1926 (File Add. 8824/1)

Photographs taken by Paine in 1925-26 while travelling from England to Fiji, including his journey across Canada and his stay in Hawaii, and during his first year in Fiji. The subjects of the Hawiian photographs include individuals whom Paine met, picnics, mountains and other landscapes, and Hawaiian fishermen. The Fijian photographs were taken at Suva, the Ra coast, Ovalau, Lautoka Ba, Viti Levu, Caboni, Navua, Namosi, Waimanu and Beqa. They depict various Europeans and Fijians, coconuts destroyed by the Levuana moth, defoliation of palm trees, dying palms, young coconuts, towns and villages, hill stations, the insectory at Suva, houses, canoes, an Indian shrine at Navua, the burial ground at Beqa, estates, picnic parties, mountains, rivers and other scenic views...

Album 2, 1926 - 1934 (File Add. 8824/2)

Photographs taken by Paine in Fiji between 1926 and 1934. The subjects include Europeans, Fijians and Indians, pandanus and coconut plantations, the release of beetles, barrels for breeding magashinus(?), coconuts, copra, breadfruit, ships and boats, houses, a mission, a church, fishing parties, dancing, mountain ranges, rivers and other scenes, and Charles Kingsford Smith's plane Southern Cross at Albert Park (June 1928). The photographs were taken at Suva, Rewa, Vanua Levu, Ovalau, Koro, Viti Levu, Beqa, Taveuni, Laucala, and Nadarivatu...

Album 3, 1925 - 1951 (File Add. 8824/3)

Photographs taken by Paine and a number of other photographers in Fiji between 1925 and 1951 (mostly 1927-28). The subjects include Europeans, Fijians and Indians, Paine's cottage at Suva, the Agriculture Department buildings, the Suva Hospital, Indian settlements, government stations, an Armistice service at Levuka, sugar mills, coconut plantations, a trades carnival procession at Suva, the visit by the Duke and Duchess of York (Feb. 1927), villages, breeding cages for sugar cane borers, and landscapes. The photographs were taken at Suva, Vatulele, Wakaya, Kadavu, Nairai, Gau, Naitauba, Vanuabalavu, Mago, Cobia, Lakeba, Fulaga, Matuku, Totoya, Moala, Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Namena, Beqa, Levuka, Ovalau and Taveuni...