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Thakombau, 1817 - 1883 (Chief of the Fiji Islands)


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King Thakombau's war clubs

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 313
Scope and Contents The album, 10½'' x 12'' (c. 1930), contains four pages of text describing how, on his arrival in England, Brewster tried to discover what had become of the war club of King Thakombau (Cakobau), located among the historical treasures at Windsor Castle. He paraphrases the 'long typewritten disquisition' of 'a native gentleman of Mbau' on 'The legend of King Thakombau's clubs'. The text is preceded by four inserted photographs, taken 1871-1883, of King Thakombau (2), his war club and the...
Dates: 1871 - 1930
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