UNESCO: Establishment of a national archive, D. L. Thomas, 1986

One of the artifact on display on National Archive Day in Nuku'alofa, June 10, 2013, was the 6-ft kava drinking bowl - kumete from Longoteme - resident Feinga's private collections. Photo from MIC.
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Here is an interesting document from UNESCO on the state of Tonga’s archives in 1986, with recommendations.

UNESCO: Establishment of a national archive, D. L. Thomas, 1986.

Looks like things have gotten better since then, with Tonga celebrating International Archive Day (June 10) for the first time in 2013. Anyone know more about what the situation is like now?

One of the artifact on display on National Archive Day in Nuku'alofa, June 10, 2013, was the 6-ft kava drinking bowl - kumete from Longoteme - resident Feinga's private collections. Photo from MIC.

One of the artifact on display on National Archive Day in Nuku’alofa, June 10, 2013, was the 6-ft kava drinking bowl – kumete from Longoteme – resident Feinga’s private collections. Photo from MIC.

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