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Cakobau, Ratu Sir George

Born: 1912 AD
Died: 1989 AD
Nationality: Fijian
Categories: Politician

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.