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Tabua Whale tooth ornament Photograph of a man holding a Tabua Photograph of Tabua presentation

Paramount Chief at Tubou, Lakeba, Lau

Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara Uluilakeba, paramount chief of the Lau Group, is shown here in a mix of modern and ceremonial garb at Lakeba. In the year 2000 The Tui Nayau Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara retired as President (from 1994), having served earlier as Fiji's first Prime Minister, 1970-1987. Note the several presentation tabua held by him and by the man behind who also holds a long masi train ai tini yara, indicative of very high rank.
Reg. Number: P 25.6 79, Fiji Museum
Fiji Museum photograph
Chief with Tabua and Barkcloth
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