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Ma`afu, prince of Tonga, chief of Fiji: The life and times of Fiji’s first Tui Lau

Spurway, John

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Enele Ma`afu, son of Aleamotu`a, Tu`i Kanokupolu, grew up during a time of unprecedented social and political change in Tonga following the advent of Christianity. Moving to Lau, Fiji, in 1847 when he was about 21, he skilfully exploited kinship links to establish a power base there and in eastern Cakaudrove. His achievements were recognised in 1853 when his cousin King Tupou I appointed Ma`afu as Governor of the Tongans in Fiji. Acting as a putative champion of the lotu, Ma`afu undertook...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2015-02
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/227188
DOI: 10.22459/MPTCF.02.2015
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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