Governor-General of Fiji

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Governor-General of Fiji
Former political post
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Coat of Arms of Fiji
Predecessor Governor of Fiji
Successor President of Fiji
First officeholder Sir Robert Sidney Foster
Last officeholder Ratu Sir Penaia Ganilau
Style His Excellency
Appointer Queen of Fiji
Office began 10 October 1970
Office ended 6 October 1987
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Fiji became a British Crown Colony in 1874, and an independent Dominion in the Commonwealth in 1970. Queen Elizabeth II remained the Head of State, holding the title of Queen of Fiji until 1987, when she formally abdicated following two military coups. From 1874 to 1987 the Monarch's functions were exercised in Fiji by his or her representative, the Governor (up to 1970), and, following independence, by the Governor-General.

Governors-General of Fiji (1970–1987)[edit]

From To Name Comments
10 October 1970 13 January 1973 Sir Robert Sidney Foster
13 January 1973 12 February 1983 Ratu Sir George Cakobau Served as Governor-General during the 1977 constitutional crisis
12 February 1983 6 October 1987 Ratu Sir Penaia Ganilau Formally resigned on 15 October 1987, after the 1987 coups d'état

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