||Naulivou Ramatenikutu |
||3rd Vunivalu of Bau |
Ratu Naulivou Ramatenikutu , was involved in a fierce power struggle against the Roko Tui Bau, Ratu Raiwalui , which led to his death.
Ratu Naulivou Ramatenikutu, 4th Vunivalu of Bau 1803/1829, married 1stly, Adi Talatoka, daughter of Ratu Yavalu, 4th «u»Tui Cakau «/u», (she married 2ndly, Ratu Tanoa Visawaqa, see below), married 2ndly, Adi Kawanavere of the Vusaradave of Bau, and had issue. He died 1829.
"Fiji and the Fijians", Vol. I., The Islands and Their Inhabitants., by Thomas Williams, late missionary in Fiji,. Edited by George Stringer Rowe., London; Alexander Heylin, 28, Paternoster Row. 1858. Printed by William Nichols, 82, London Wall.
The Chiefs of Mbengga were formerly of high rank, and style themselves Gali-cuva-ki-lagi, which means, "Subject only to heaven." they do not now stand high, being subject to Rewa. On the matter of supremacy nothing is known further back than 1800, at which time, it is certain, Vernata took the lead. A part of Great Fiji and several islands of importance owned its sway. At this date Na-Ulivou ruled in Mbau. He succeeded Mbanuvi, his father, and the father also of Tanoa. Na-ulivou was an energetic Chief, and distinguished himself in war with the sons of Savou, numbering, it is said. Thirty, who contended with him the right of succession. He overcame his enemies, and was honored with the name of Na Vu-ni-valu, that is, "The Root of War," a title which his successors have since borne. Aided by the white men named in preceding chapter, and employing the new power supplied by fire-arms, this Chief made war on Vernata, took possession of its dependencies, and left its sovereign little more to rule over than his own town. Na-Ulivou died in 1829, and was succeeded by his brother Tanoa.
||Glenn Cook Family
||19 Feb 2015 |
- [S1742] Henry Soszynski, World of Royalty Website, 1996-2012, Vunivalu page., Soszynsk, Henry, (http://members.iinet.net.au/~royalty/states/fiji/vunivalu.html), ) (Reliability: 3).
- [S1750] "Fiji and the Fijians", Vol. I., The Islands and Their Inhabitants., by Thomas Williams, Thomas Williams, (Londin: William Nichols, 82, London Wall., 1858.), vol. I: page 19. (Reliability: 3).