I have been researching my family history since 2005. This blog is my attempt at having my research all in one place, as well as build a list of resources available for anyone else who are researching their family history in Fiji.
A library assistant by profession, I am also an artist, blogger, and family historian specialising in Fiji research, covering European contact prior to cession (1800 – 1874).
A product of migration and colonialism, I have Fijian (vasu Bua, Kadavu, Rewa and Bau), Danish, Spanish, Filipino, American, Irish, English, and Chinese ancestry with connections to Australia and New Zealand.
As a family historian, I am interested in fragmented identities and explore mixed race stories, documenting the undocumented and making archival material accessible.
My mixed heritage has influenced my arts practice. My creative works have tried to understand, embrace, accept and acknowledge my “otherness”. I explore my journey as a minority, and the experiences of migration and diaspora. My arts practice explores and celebrates the relationships between visual culture and contemporary Pacific identities through Pacific symbols, motifs and iconography found in my Australian urban landscape.
For more information about my arts practice see http://urbanviti.wordpress.com/dulcie-stewart/
If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
My Family: A brief over-view of my family, with links to in-depth research.
Family Trees: A list of family trees, websites and Facebook groups and pages that I’ve come across.
Resources: Information about resources available to help with your family history research.
Blog: Where I occassionaly blog about my research.
Other Projects: A list of projects I’m involved in.