Governor-General of Fiji

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Governor-General of Fiji
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Style His Excellency
Appointer Queen of Fiji
Precursor Governor of Fiji
Formation 10 October 1970
First holder Sir Robert Sidney Foster
Final holder Ratu Sir Penaia Ganilau
Abolished 6 October 1987
Succession President of Fiji
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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]

Name From To Comments
Sir Robert Sidney Foster
10 October 1970 13 January 1973 Grandfathered into the role; last colonial governor (1968-1970)
Ratu Sir George Cakobau
13 January 1973 12 February 1983 Served during the 1977 constitutional crisis
Ratu Sir Penaia Ganilau
12 February 1983 6 October 1987 Formally resigned on 15 October 1987, after the coups d'état

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