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Dominion of Fiji

Flag Coat of arms
"Rerevaka na Kalou ka Doka na Tui"
"Fear God and honour the Queen"
God Bless Fiji
Royal anthem
God Save The Queen
Capital Suva
Languages English
Government Constitutional monarchy
 -  1970–1987 Elizabeth II
 -  1970–1973 Robert Sidney Foster
 -  1973–1983 George Cakobau
 -  1983–1987 Penaia Ganilau
Prime Minister
 -  1970–1987 Kamisese Mara
 -  1987 Timoci Bavadra
Legislature Parliament
 -  Upper house Senate
 -  Lower house House of Representatives
Historical era Cold War
 -  Independence 10 October 1970
 -  Republic proclaimed 6 October 1987
 -  1976 18,274 km² (7,056 sq mi)
 -  1976 est. 588,068 
     Density 32.2 /km²  (83.3 /sq mi)
 -  1986 est. 715,375 
     Density 39.1 /km²  (101.4 /sq mi)
Currency Fijian dollar
Calling code +679
Today part of  Fiji

The Dominion of Fiji was the official name of Fiji between October 1970 and 6 October 1987. When British rule ended in 1970, the Fijian islands were given independence as a Dominion, in which the British monarch, Elizabeth II, remained head of state as Queen of Fiji, represented by the Governor-General. The Republic of Fiji, removing Elizabeth II as head of state, was proclaimed on 6 October 1987 after a coup d'etat. During the Dominion period, the following governors-general held office:

  1. Sir Robert Sidney Foster 10 October 1970 – 13 February 1973
  2. Ratu Sir George Cakobau 13 February 1973 – 12 February 1983
  3. Ratu Sir Penaia Ganilau 12 February 1983 – 6/15 October 1987

The following held office as prime minister (and head of government) of the Dominion of Fiji:

  1. Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara 10 October 1970 – 13 April 1987
  2. Timoci Bavadra13 April 1987 – 14 May 1987

Elizabeth II visited Fiji twice, in 1973 and 1977.

Following the election of the ethnically Indian Prime Minister Bavadra on 13 April 1987, a coup d'état under the ethnic Fijian Lieutenant Colonel Sitiveni Rabuka occurred against the government in 14 May 1987. At first, Lieutenant-Colonel Rabuka expressed loyalty to Queen Elizabeth II. However, Governor-General Ratu Sir Penaia Ganilau, in an effort to uphold Fiji's constitution, refused to swear in the new (self-appointed) government headed by Rabuka, and so Rabuka declared a republic on 6 October 1987. This was accepted by the British government on 15 October 1987, and Ganilau resigned on the same day. In a letter addressed to Queen Elizabeth II, Ganilau wrote:

"With humble duty, I wish to submit to you the following advice, acting in my capacity as your representative in Fiji. Owing to the uncertainty of the political and constitutional situation in Fiji, I have now made up my mind to request Your Majesty to relieve me of my appointment as Governor-General with immediate effect. This I do with utmost regret, but my endeavours to preserve constitutional government in Fiji have proved in vain, and I can see no alternative way forward. With deepest respect, Penaia Ganilau, Governor-General."

Following the establishment of a republic, former Governor-General Ratu Sir Penaia Ganilau became the first President of Fiji, in December 1987.


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