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Tabua Whale tooth ornament Whale tooth ornament Photograph of a man holding a Tabua Chief with Tabua and Barkcloth

Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna receiving a tabua

The late Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna is considered to be Fiji's most outstanding leader of the 20th century, and is honoured by having a public holiday named after him - Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Day. Here he is shown being presented a tabua in August, 1955, three years before his death.
Reg. Number: P 33.9 72, Fiji Museum
Fiji Museum photograph
Photograph of Tabua presentation
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