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The Annexation of Fiji, 1874

  • W. David McIntyre

Abstract

IN Fiji the Conservative Government’s hand was forced once again by the man on the spot. The officials who had been commissioned by the Liberals to inquire and report decided to act first and report afterwards. The Fiji question did not feature in the election of 1874 as did the Ashanti War and the Strait of Malacca issue, but the activities of Commodore Goodenough, who had been sent to Fiji to report on the question of annexation, demanded Carnarvon’s attention as soon as he took over the Colonial Office. Indeed, only two days after taking office, he sent a telegram warning Goodenough not to commit the Government.

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© W. David McIntyre 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. David McIntyre
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  1. 1.University of CanterburyNew Zealand

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