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The last Pacific monarchy (1st of 2)

The last Pacific monarchy

Tonga is the only monarchy left in the Pacific. Here the New Zealand governor-general, Dame Silvia Cartwright, congratulates Tonga’s King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV on his 85th birthday in July 2003.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 4 July 2003
Photograph by Martin Sykes

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Melenaite Taumoefolau, 'Tongans - Life in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/3908/the-last-pacific-monarchy (accessed 10 August 2020)

Story by Melenaite Taumoefolau, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015