• Short Summary

    MR. FRED LEE, BRITISH SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES, ARRIVED IN FIJI LAST WEEK?

  • Description

    MR. FRED LEE, BRITISH SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES, ARRIVED IN FIJI LAST WEEK (ON AUGUST 17) AND BEGAN A BUSY ROUND OF ENGAGEMENTS. ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 19) HE VISITED THE ISLAND OF BAU -- THE TRADITIONAL HOME OF THE CAKOBAUS.

    THE VISIT TO FIJI WAS A PLEASANT BREAK IN MR. LEE'S ROUTINE DUTIES IN LONDON. ACCOMPANIED BY MRS. LEE HE TRAVELLED BY LAUNCH TO THE ISLAND OF BAU ON FRIDAY, AND WAS FEASTED ON THE LOCAL WINE -- "KAVA" -- AND ENTERTAINED BY THE ISLAND'S FAN DANCERS.

    BAU ISLAND (TRANSLATED IT MEANS CHIEFLY ISLAND) WAS ONCE THE FORTRESS OF THE RULING KING CAROBAU, AND IS STILL THE HOME OF THE HIGHEST CHIEF, OR VUNIVALU, RATU GEORGE CAKOBAU.

    MR. AND MRS. LEE WERE PERFORMING A NUMBER OF OFFICIAL CEREMONIES DURING THEIR VISIT TO FIJI AND WERE SCHEDULED TO MEET SEVERAL CONSULTAR REPRESENTATIVES AND ISLAND OFFICIALS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABEZDYVIIOG4D6UKVXUBF2KBDA
    Media URN:
    VLVABEZDYVIIOG4D6UKVXUBF2KBDA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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