The Fiji Museum - Virtual Museum

Trade between Fiji, Samoa & Tonga

Fiji, Tonga and Samoa share strong links going back thousands of years to when the first people settled on the islands. For many centuries the people of Lau had stronger links with the people of Samoa and Tonga than they did with the rest of Fiji. People, birds, feathers, mats, canoes, wood, stone, fishing gear, pottery, weapons, ornaments and technological knowledge, including boat building and navigation skills, were all traded.