Bearing Witness: Essays in honour of Brij V.Lal


Our gratitude goes to Itinerario: European Journal of Overseas History, the Contemporary Pacific: A Journal of Island Affairs and The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, for their kind permission to republish Chapters 1, 2 and 10, respectively. Clem Seecheran permitted the republication of his chapter in this volume. Tessa Morris-Suzuki and Robert Cribb kindly allowed the publication of their poems.

We are also grateful to the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia program at The Australian National University for the funding that enabled Carolyn Brewer’s exemplary copyediting; and to Stewart Firth for his support throughout the life cycle of this project.

We also wish to thank the staff at Special Collections, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide, and Sandra Tarte of the University of the South Pacific for assistance of various sorts.

Not least we thank the contributors for making this volume possible and for their patience and cooperation along the way.

Doug Munro and Jack Corbett

March 2017

Figure 1. Cartoon of Brij and Padma Lal showing the confirmation of their life ban from travelling to Fiji by the Fijian government

Source: Truth for Fiji website, March/April 2015. Anonymous cartoonist. Online: Used with the permission of Truth.