Adolf Brewster Brewster (1854-1937), formerly Adolf Brewster-Joske, went to Fiji in 1870 with a group of settlers granted land with the Polynesia Company. He entered the Colonial Service after the plantations failed, and remained in Fiji until 1910, when he retired to England. He published two books, 'The hills tribes of Fiji' (1922) and 'King of the Cannibal Isles' (1937).
'Genealogies and histories of the Matanitu or tribal governments of Central Vitu Levu (Great Fiji)', 141 pages. The volume contains notes on the genealogies of various Fiji tribes, translated by Brewster from written and oral sources, and a strip of photographs of four generations of the Royal Line of Mbau.
Presented by the Revd Dr D.P. Brewster, great-nephew of Adolf Brewster Brewster, October 1995.
The R.C.S. Manuscripts Collection includes an album by Brewster concerning King Thakombau's war clubs, RCMS 313.
MSS Addenda, vol. III. Indexed
This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.