Mata Brown and Finau Conklin, Salt Lake City, UT: an interview by Savani Aupiu, 4 December 2008: Pacific Islanders Oral History Project, U-1969

Request archival file or update item information
Title Mata Brown and Finau Conklin, Salt Lake City, UT: an interview by Savani Aupiu, 4 December 2008: Pacific Islanders Oral History Project, U-1969
Alternative Title No. 725 Mata Brown and Finau Conklin
Creator Brown, Mata; Conklin, Finau
Contributor Aupiu, Savani
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2008-12-04
Access Rights I acknowledge and agree that all information I obtain as a result of accessing any oral history provided by the University of Utah's Marriott Library shall be used only for historical or scholarly or academic research purposes, and not for commercial purposes. I understand that any other use of the materials is not authorized by the University of Utah and may exceed the scope of permission granted to the University of Utah by the interviewer or interviewee. I may request permission for other uses, in writing to Special Collections at the Marriott Library, which the University of Utah may choose grant, in its sole discretion. I agree to defend, indemnify and hold the University of Utah and its Marriott Library harmless for and against any actions or claims that relate to my improper use of materials provided by the University of Utah.
Date Digital 2015-07-08
Spatial Coverage Fiji, ; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, ; Hawaii, United States,
Subject Brown, Mata--Interviews; Conklin, Finau--Interviews; Pacific Islander Americans--Utah--Biography; Pacific Islanders--Utah--Social conditions; Mormons--Interviews
Description Transcript (47 pages) of an interview by Savani Aupiu with Mata Brown and Finau Conklin on 4 December 2008. Part of the Pacific Islanders Oral History Project, Everett Cooley Collection tape no. U-1969
Abstract Twins Mata Brown and Finau Conklin were born and raised in Fiji. Their uncle, Sitiveni Rabuka, was the prime minister of Fiji. They attended college in Hawaii and Utah, starting at BYU-Hawaii and the Polynesian Cultural Center. Mata received a BA from BYU in political science, and Finau took hers in social work. Both are LDS and describe their conversion to that faith, including their experiences with the Methodist and Adventist churches in Fiji. Mata is married to a man from Idaho and Finau to a man from California. They discuss growing up in Fiji at some length, including politics and Indian-Fijian ethnic relations and describe life in Utah and Hawaii. Both mention having been subjected to some discrimination. The interview is full of detail on Fijian life, religion, and Polynesian experiences in Utah. Project: Pacific Islander Oral History Project. Interviewer: Savani Aupiu.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Digital Image © 2015 Utah State Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.
Scanning Technician Niko Amaya; Halima Noor
Metadata Cataloger Daniel Patterson; Matt Brunsvik; Anna Neatrour; Ken Rockwell; Patrick Miller
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display.
ARK ark:/87278/s61n9w4b
Topic Pacific Islander Americans; Pacific Islanders--Social conditions; Mormons--Biography
Setname uum_elc
Date Created 2015-11-10
Date Modified 2020-10-27
ID 837312
Reference URL
Back to Search Results