Anawaite Matadradra is a PhD History candidate and Teaching Assistant at the University of the South Pacific. She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in History & Politics and a Master of Arts in Development Studies. Her current research thesis is A Comparative Study of a Minority Community: The Case of Melanesian Communities in Fiji and Samoa. It is an extension of her ongoing interest in conducting historical research on the marginalized, disadvantaged and minorities in society. She hopes to document the interesting phenomenon of labour trade migration and cultural adaption by utilizing case studies from Melanesian communities in Fiji and Samoa.