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The Ancient Royal Tombs of Lapaha: Community and World Heritage

Clark, Geoffrey; Reepmeyer, Christian; Melekiola, Nivaleti


Lapaha is a village community of around 2200 people in the Hahake (eastern) district of Tongatapu in the Kingdom of Tonga. It is the location of an ancient royal dynasty headed by the holder of the paramount Tu�i Tonga title, which held political authority over the dispersed islands of the Tonga Group during the 2nd millennium AD and influenced other parts of the Pacific such as Samoa, east Fiji and Wallis/�Uvea Island. The royal tombs of the Tu�i Tonga were included on Tonga�s Tentative List...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: World Heritage in a Sea of Islands: Pacific 2009 Programme


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