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Sir Lala Sukuna

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3091H

Scope and Contents

200 x 250 mm. Head and shoulders portrait. The image is stamped on the reverse with the date '5 Aug 1958' and also 'Public Relations Office, Fiji Official photograph.'


  • Creation: 1938 - 1958


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Biographical / Historical

Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna (22 April 1888-30 May 1958) was a Fijian chief, scholar, soldier, and statesman, and is regarded as Fiji's founding father.


1 item(s) (1 image)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.


Ratu Sakuna donated some furniture to the R.C.S. in 1958, as described in: Simpson, D (ed.) (1958), ‘Furnishing of the inner Library’, The Royal Commonwealth Society, Library Notes, New Series no. 20, p 8. Unfortunately, Ratu Sakuna died whilst travelling to England for the formal presentation. Sir Harry Luke’s tribute to him is published in the R.C.S. Library Notes (1958) ‘Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna, K.C.M.G., K.B.E., K.B.E., Méd. Mil.’ New Series no. 20, pp. 1-2.


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Date information

DateText: The approximate date given assumes Sir Lala Sukuna is between 50 and 70 years of age at this time..


Fiji. Public Relations Office

Includes index.
2007-02-13 11:43:03+00:00
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