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Ratu Sukuna commemoration exhibition launched

November 13, 2014 12:05 am

An exhibition to commemorate the life of statesman Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna and the First World War has been launched at the Fiji Museum.

It was opened by President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau who says the exhibition will allow Fijians to reflect on how Fiji experienced the war as a British colony.

“The exhibition provides the Fiji public with a rare glimpse into one of the determining events of modern world history at this most important juncture, and gives the public another chance to appreciate Ratu Sukuna and reassess his legacy.”

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On display are letters Ratu Sukuna wrote, his desk, his original army admission forms and his medals.

There are also original pictures and post-cards from World War One and information on Fiji’s contribution in the war.

French Embassy in collaboration with the Fiji National Archives, the Fiji Museum, the i-Taukei Trust Fund and the University of the South Pacific worked together to put up the exhibit.

The exhibition will end on the 31st of March.

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