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Ratu Penaia Ganilau
[Fiji in the Forties and Fifties, pl. 14]
Book illustration, based on gelatin silver print
Private collection of Ginnie Marlow
Used with the kind permission of Ginnie Marlow and Thomson Pacific Ltd.
This photograph is included in the book "Fiji in the Forties and Fifties" Photography by Rob Wright, Text by Sir Ian Thomson, Edited by Peter Thomson (Thomson Pacific Ltd., 1994, ISBN: 0473027402)
Accompanying text in book:
"Rob Wright took these photos in July 1946, shortly before these two young men were to leave for Oxford University. They were to go on to be outstanding Fijians of their generation."
Further comment by Ginnie Marlow (May 2007):
"Ratu Sir Penaia Kanatabatu Ganilau GCMG KCVO KBE DSO (28 July 1918-15 December 1993) was the first President of Fiji, serving from 8 December 1987 till his death. He had previously served as Governor General, representing Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Fiji, from 12 February 1983 to 15 October 1987."