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Ratu Timoci Tavanavanua, Roko Tui Dreketi

Male 1847 - 1888  (41 years)


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  • Name Timoci Tavanavanua 
    Prefix Ratu 
    Suffix Roko Tui Dreketi 
    Born 1847  Lakeba, Lau Island Group, Fiji Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Acceded 1874 
    Roko Tui Dreketi 
    • Roko Tui Dreketi 1874/1888;
    _FSFTID 21TW-SZM 
    _FSLINK https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=21TW-SZM 
    Died 1888 
    Notes 
    Person ID I66106  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 17 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 Tupouto'a,   d. 28 Nov 1918 
    Children 
     1. Adi Seini Vakaoca,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Adi Teimumu Vuikaba,   d. 1945
     3. Adi Litia Cakobau,   b. 1876,   d. 6 Dec 1952, Bau, Tailevu, Fiji, Pacific Islands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F551619305  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Adi Kelera Rokovedro,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F551619307  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Ratu Timoci Tavanavanua
    Ratu Timoci Tavanavanua
    Timoci is holding an iula drisia throwing club and wearing a cotton isulu with a white barkcloth waistsash and smoked barkcloth iwabale shoulder sash.
    Ratu Timoci Tavanavanua
    Ratu Timoci Tavanavanua
    2nd son of Ratu Cakobau
    Ratu Timoci Tavanavanua Roko Tui Dreketi
    Ratu Timoci Tavanavanua Roko Tui Dreketi
    Ratu Timoci Tavanavanua, second of three sons of Cakobau by Adi Litia, He wears a chiefly red-brown smoked barkcloth headscarf (i-sala kuvui) and wabale shoulder-sash, and a masi barkcloth cummerbund (i-oro), but his i-sulu skirt seems to be a tasselled Western cloth, perhaps a counterpane. Ratu Timoci and his manservant were the ones who introduced the measles to Fiji from NSW, starting (but surviviing) the epidemic that wiped out a fifth of the Fijian polulation
    Ratu Timoci Tavanavanua
    Ratu Timoci Tavanavanua
    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 Timoci Tavanavanua
    Ratu Timoci Tavanavanua

  • 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).