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Country Summary for FIJI

I.  Relevant Legislation
II.  Regulated Cultural Property


'Monument'—any object of archaeological or palaeontological interest…which the Minister has by notice in the Gazette declared under §6 to be a monument.

'Object of archaeological or palaeontological interest'—any structure, erection, memorial, tumulus, cairn, place of interment, pit-dwelling, trench, fortification, irrigation work, mound, excavation, cave, rock, rockdrawing, painting, sculpture, inscription, monolith, or any remains thereof, fossil remains of man or animals or plants or any bed or beds containing, such fossil remains thereof, or any object (or any remains thereof) which is or are of archaeological, anthropological, ethnological, prehistoric, or historic interest. (POIA §2)


The Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, declare any object or archaeological or palaeontological interest and/or any area of land in which such objects are believed to exist to be a monument within the meaning of this Act. (POIA §6(1))

III.  Export Restrictions

IV.  Ownership Rights and Restrictions

V.  Violations, Penalties and Sanctions

VI.  International Conventions and Bilateral Agreements
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Country Contact
for Cultural Property
Ms. Mere Ratunabuabua
Department of Culture & Heritage
PO Box 2100
Government Buildings
Suva, Fiji
Ph: 679 331 6955
F: 679 331 6950