[singlepic id=375 w=250 h=450 float=none]Woman carrying a net and basket
This drawing was probably made by Arthur J. L. Gordon, Private Secretary to Sir Arthur Gordon, the first Governor of Fiji. It depicts a young Fijian woman carrying a net (lawavakaicua) and a fishing basket (noke).
Fiji. A. J. L. Gordon, c. 1876. D.100193.VH
An impressive variety of fishing equipment was used in Fiji, reflecting the diversity of fishing grounds: inside and outside reefs as well as in rivers. While some of these objects are unique to Fiji, other technologies were borrowed from neighbouring islands in Western Polynesia.