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Cakobau, Ratu Sir George (George Kadavulevu)

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Born: 1912 AD
Died: 1989 AD, at 77 years of age.

Nationality: Fijian
Categories: Politician

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1912 - Ratu Sir George Cakobau was born on the 6th of November.

         - He was educated at Fiji's Queen Victoria School, then at Newington College in Australia and Wanganui Technical College in Wanganui, New Zealand.

1938 - He became a member of the Great Council of Chiefs.

1939-1945 - Ratu Cakobau served with the Fiji Military Forces in World War II, rising to the rank of Captain.

1951 - He was elected to the Legislative Council.

1960 - He served as paramount chief of Fiji.

1970 - He was Minister for Fijian Affairs and Local Government and subsequently as a minister without portfolio.

1972 - He was elected as Governor General of Fiji.

1973 - He became the governor-general of Fiji.

1982 - Ratu Cakobau retired from office.

1989 - He remained influential until his death on the 25th of November.




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