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Group of native chiefs, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3091A/39

Scope and Contents

228 x 176 mm. A view showing a group sitting in two rows in front of the verandah of Government House at Suva. All the men were Government Rokotui. (Roko were officers in charge of a district. Tui means king or sovereign). All the men were high chiefs in their own right.
1-6 left to right front row:
1. Not known
2. Katonivere Rokotui Machuata
3. ? Rokotui Ra
4. Ratu Epeli Nailatikau Rokotui Tailevu (Eldest son of Seru Cakobau)
5. Marica Toroka Rokotui Lomaiviti
6. Not known
7-13 left to right back row:
7. Not known
8. Ratu Peni Rokotui Naitasiri
9. Not known
10. Ratu Luke Nakulanikoro Rokotui Nadroga
11. Ratu Timoci Rokotui Rewa (and, by Fijian title, Rokotui Dreket
12. Ratu Timoci Tavanavanua Rokotui? (Son of Seru Cakobau)
13. Ro Matanitobua Rokotui Namosi


  • Creation: 1880 - 1889


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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, slight fading and yellowing.

Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..


Besse, B G, photographer

Finding aid date

2012-03-16 14:24:18+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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