2 January - Fiji ke pahila Legislative Council ke ek Royal Charter se banawa gais rahaa, jiske niche Council ke member Governor aur kamti se kamti dui aur public officers aur log rahaa jiske Rani nominate karat rahis.
24 March - Secretary of State for India, Lord Salisbury, ek dispatch me batais: " The colonial laws and their administration will be such that Indian settlers... will be in all respects free men, with privileges no whit inferior to those of any other class of Her Majesty's subjects resident in the colonies." 
"An ample and steady supply of labour is absolutely essential to the Colony. From whence and under what management shall we obtain it most certainly, most cheaply and with the least probability of abuse. The first question is whether the management of the introduction of immigrants should be undertaken by the Government exclusively, or, as at present, by private parties. I am of opinion that it should be undertaken by the Government. But the question is one on which I should wish to have your opinion, and I will ask you to write aye or no before you leave the room to the following question, which you will find written on a sheet of paper near the door: "Is it in your opinion desirable that the Government should undertake the conduct and management of the immigration of labour?" Now as to the source from which labour is to be obtained. Shall we attempt not to supplant but to supplement Polynesian labour by that of Indian coolies? I think that we shall do well to do so. I have nothing to urge against Polynesian labour, but I think we must admit that the supply of it is decreasing and the cost of it increasing. All the evidence I have been able to obtain tends to show that this state of things will continue.
The supply of labour which is to be obtained from India is practically boundless. The amount of wages ordinarily given to Indian coolies is well known. I hold in my hand some statistics as to the probable expense of their introduction here. My calculations are 3pounds/18/-, the expense for recruiting; 10/- a head, per man, for the agent; passage money, 12pounds; cost of returning same, 3pounds; in all 19pounds/8/-; deducting from this amount of one third, as paid by the Government, we arrive at the fact that for 12pounds/18/8 we obtain a coolie servant for five years with his wages of 5d per day additional with rations."