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Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, Turaga na Vunivalu ni Bau[1]

Male 1842 - 1901  (59 years)


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  • Name Epeli Nailatikau 
    Prefix Ratu 
    Suffix Turaga na Vunivalu ni Bau 
    Born 1842  Bau, Tailevu, Fiji, Pacific Islands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Acceded Roko Tui Tailevu 
    Ceded Fiji to Great Britain 1874 
    • He was also a signatory to the 1874 Deed of Cession to Great Britain
    Acceded 1883/1901  Bau, Tailevu, Fiji, Pacific Islands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Turaga na Vunivalu ni Bau 
    • «b»Turaga na Vunivalu ni Bau«/b» is the Paramount Chief of the «u»Kubuna Confederacy «/u», loosely translated the title means «i»Warlord of «u»Bau «/u»«/i» or Root of War.

      The Turaga na Vunivalu ni Bau is the Paramount Chief of the Kubuna Confederacy, which belongs to the Tui Kaba clan based on Bau Island, and is generally considered to be the highest chiefly title in Fiji. The succession to the title does not follow primogeniture, but the candidate must be a high ranking member of the Tui Kaba clan. The Vunivalu when installed, also takes the title of Tui Levuka, as he is the traditional leader of the Levuka people of Lakeba, Lau. The wife of the Vunivalu is titled Radini Levuka.
    Fact 1 1st son 
    • 1st son
    Name Ratu Abel 
    Name Ratu Epeli 
    _FSFTID 2CMM-BCG 
    _FSLINK https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=2CMM-BCG 
    Died 1901  Fiji, Pacific Islands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Person ID I284  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 8 May 2015 

    Father Ratu Seru Epenisa Cakobau, Tui Viti,   b. Abt 1815, Lakeba, Lau Island Group, Fiji, Pacific Islands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1883, Bau, Tailevu, Fiji, Pacific Islands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Adi Litia Samanunu,   b. Abt 1815, Fiji, Pacific Islands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1914, Fiji, Pacific Islands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 98 years) 
    Married 1833  Fiji, Pacific Islands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F104  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Adi Lavenia, Radini Levuka,   b. Fiji, Pacific Islands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Fiji, Pacific Islands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Fiji, Pacific Islands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Adi Ateca Moceiwai,   d. Apr 1934
     2. Ratu Stewart Oliver, Tui Savura,   b. Abt 1870, Bau, Tailevu, Fiji, Pacific Islands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1936, Fiji, Pacific Islands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
     3. Ratu Tuisavura,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Adi Lagilagi,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 
    Family ID F102  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Adi Kelera, (Na Baubau),   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Ratu F. L. Temesia,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ratu Etuate Wainiu,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F551619408  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Adi Nanise,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Ratu Penaia Kadavulevu, Vunivalu of Bau,   b. Fiji, Pacific Islands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1914, Fiji, Pacific Islands Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F551619409  Group Sheet

    Family 4 Adi Koila,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F551619410  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Ratu Epeli Nailatikau
    Ratu Epeli Nailatikau
    A chiefly group in front of Government House
    A Chiefly Group in front of Government house
    view showing a group, sitting in two rows in front of the verandah of Government House at Suva. All the men were Government 'Rokotui' (Roko = local officers in charge of a district, Tui = king or sovereign). All the men were high chiefs in their own right. 1-6 left to right, front row: 1. Not known; 2. Katonivere, Rokotui Machuata; 3. Not known, Rokotui Ra; 4. Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, Rokotui Tailevu (eldest son of Seru Cakobau); 5. Marica Toroka, Rokotui Lomaiviti; 6. Not known. 7-13 left to right, back row: 7. Not known; 8. Ratu Peni, Rokotui Naitasiri; 9. Not known; 10. Ratu Luke Nakulanikoro, Rokotui Nadroga; 11. Ratu Timoci, Rokotui Rewa (and, by Fijian title, Rokotui Dreketi); 12. Ratu Timoci Tavanavanua, Rokotui ? (son of Seru Cakobau); 13. Ro Matanitobua, Rokotui Namosi
    Ratu Epeli Nailatikau
    Ratu Epeli Nailatikau

  • Sources 
    1. [S284] Verbal records: Supplied by Adi Divono, Roko Tui Waimaro, (Adi Fulori's Ancestry: From Oral History recited to me by Roko Tui Waimaro, Adi Pataresia Vonokula (Adi Divono) and taken down by hand by me at her home in Nabukaluka, Waimoro, Fiji 1983).