A goldmine of records in chronological order depicting historical moments in Fiji is being preserved for future generations.
An Information Ministry statement says more than 15,000 hours of reels of films, video footage and thousands of photos are being sorted and catalogued before they are preserved digitally at the National Archives in Suva.
The records provide the only audio visual recordings of that era and have been transferred from the Film and Television Unit of the Department of Information to the National Archives under the ambits of the New Public Records Amendment Act.
National Archives director Misiwaini Qereqeretabua said once the records were digitised members of the public could view them.
Footage of World War II, the Solomon Campaign, the Malayan Campaign, indentured days, Independence Day, royal family visits, Commonwealth heads meeting and the first legislative sitting at the old parliament complex to name a few are listed.
National Archives of Fiji Digitizing Film, Video and Images
Filed by August 4, 2011on