Governor of Fiji

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Governor of Fiji
Former political post
Flag of Fiji 1924-1970.svg
Flag of Fiji from 1924 to 1970
First officeholder The Rt Hon. Hercules Robinson
Last officeholder The Rt Hon. Robert Sidney Foster
Style His Excellency The Right Honourable
Appointer King/Queen of the United Kingdom
Office began 10 October 1874
Office ended 10 October 1970
Coat of Arms Fiji.svg
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Fiji was a British Crown Colony from 1874 to 1970, and an independent Dominion in the British Commonwealth from 1970 to 1987. During this period, the Head of State was the British Monarch, but in practice his or her functions were normally exercised locally by the Governor prior to independence (on 10 October 1970), and by the Governor-General prior to the proclamation of a republic on 7 October 1987.

Note that from 1877 to 3 July 1952, Governors of Fiji were also High Commissioners for the Western Pacific.

Governors of Fiji (1874–1970)[edit]

From To Name Comments
10 October 1874 June 1875 Sir Hercules Robinson
June 1875 January 1880 Sir Arthur Hamilton Gordon
January 1880 December 1886 Sir William Des Vœux
January 1887 February 1888 Sir Charles Mitchell
February 1888 7 February 1897 Sir John Bates Thurston
February 1897 1901 Sir George Thomas Michael O'Brien
1901 10 September 1902 Sir William Allardyce Acting
10 September 1902 11 October 1904 Sir Henry Moore Jackson
11 October 1904 21 February 1911 Sir Everard F. im Thurn
21 February 1911 25 July 1912 Sir Francis Henry May
25 July 1912 10 October 1918 Sir Ernest Bickham Sweet-Escott
10 October 1918 25 April 1925 Sir Cecil Hunter Rodwell
25 April 1925 22 November 1929 Sir Eyre Hutson
22 November 1929 28 November 1936 Sir Arthur George Murchison Fletcher
28 November 1936 August 1938 Sir Arthur Richards
16 September 1938 21 July 1942 Sir Harry Luke
21 July 1942 1 January 1945 Sir Philip Euen Mitchell
1 January 1945 1946 Sir Alexander Grantham
20 January 1948 6 October 1952 Sir Leslie Brian Freeston
6 October 1952 28 October 1958 Sir Ronald Garvey
28 October 1958 6 January 1964 Sir Kenneth Maddocks
6 January 1964 December 1968 Sir Derek Jakeway
December 1968 10 October 1970 Sir Robert Sidney Foster

In 1970, Fiji gained independence from the United Kingdom. After independence, the viceroy in Fiji was the Governor-General of Fiji.

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