Lakeba

Lakeba IslandLakemba, Fiji
Lakeba (pronounced ) is an island in Fiji’s Southern Lau Archipelago; the provincial capital of Lau is located here.wikipedia
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Lakeba (pronounced ) is an island in Fiji’s Southern Lau Archipelago; the provincial capital of Lau is located here. Ratu Mara is buried in the village of Tubou, as are Enele Ma'afu (1816–1881) – a Tongan-Fijian warlord who conquered much of Fiji in the 19th century – and Fiji's first modern statesman Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna (1888–1958).
The Tongan Prince Enele Ma'afu, a Christian, had established himself on the Island of Lakeba in the Lau archipelago in 1848, forcibly converting the local people to the Methodist Church.

Nasaqalau

Another significant village is Nasaqalau, located in the northern part of Lakeba.
Nasaqalau is one of eight villages on the island of Lakeba, in Fiji's Lau archipelago.

Lau Islands

LauLau GroupLau Archipelago
Lakeba (pronounced ) is an island in Fiji’s Southern Lau Archipelago; the provincial capital of Lau is located here.
The first missionaries had arrived at Lakeba in 1830, but had been expelled.

Tubou

It has a population of around 2,100 in eight villages, the most important of which is the capital Tubou which lies in the island’s south. Lakeba is known as a chiefly island, being the home island of the chiefly Vuanirewa clan, which is based in Tubou.
Tubou is a village on the Fijian island of Lakeba.

List of islands of Fiji

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The island is the tenth largest in Fiji, with a land area of nearly 60 square kilometers.

Vuanirewa

Mara clanVuanirewa Clan
Lakeba is known as a chiefly island, being the home island of the chiefly Vuanirewa clan, which is based in Tubou.
Members of this noble Clan resides in the village of Tubou, in the island of Lakeba under the province of Lau.

Tui Nayau

High ChiefParamount ChiefParamount Chief of Lau
The head of this clan takes the title of Tui Nayau, and is the Paramount Chief of the Lau Islands.
When translated, Tu’i Nayau means "Lord of Nayau", an island north of Lakeba, the latter accepted by many to be the chief island in the Lauan archipelago.

Delailoa

QomaHigh Chief Delailoa of Lakeba
On Lakeba was born famous chief Delailoa, son of Kalouyalewa, who went on Lakeba.
Delailoa (born on Lakeba) was a Fijian High Chief.

Nayau

Its closest neighbors are Aiwa and Nayau.
Nayau, north of Lakeba, is one of the chiefly islands in the Lau Group with a unique and rich history.

Enele Maʻafu

Enele Ma'afuMa'afuMaʻafu
Ratu Mara is buried in the village of Tubou, as are Enele Ma'afu (1816–1881) – a Tongan-Fijian warlord who conquered much of Fiji in the 19th century – and Fiji's first modern statesman Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna (1888–1958).
Ma'afu died 6 February 1881 in Lomaloma, Vanua Balavu, and was buried on the island of Lakeba in the chiefly village of Tubou.

Kamisese Mara

Ratu Sir Kamisese MaraRatu Kamisese MaraRatu Sir'' Kamisese Mara
The last Tui Nayau was Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara (1920–2004); he was the first Prime Minister of Fiji and second President of Fiji, and the most durable figure of Fijian politics for more than three decades.
He was subsequently taken to his home island of Lakeba in the Lau Islands.

Kalouyalewa

On Lakeba was born famous chief Delailoa, son of Kalouyalewa, who went on Lakeba.
Kalouyalewa went on the island of Lakeba, where he married into the island’s principal chiefly families.

Lala Sukuna

Ratu Sir Lala SukunaRatu SukunaFiji's first modern statesman
Ratu Mara is buried in the village of Tubou, as are Enele Ma'afu (1816–1881) – a Tongan-Fijian warlord who conquered much of Fiji in the 19th century – and Fiji's first modern statesman Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna (1888–1958).
He became a chief assistant in the Native Lands Commission in 1922, and a decade later he was stationed in Lomaloma, and also on the island of Lakeba in the Lau Islands, as a district and provincial commissioner.

Collared lory

PhigysPhigys solitariuskula
The collared lory (Phigys solitarius), endemic to Fiji in modern times, also frequents this habitat, but is a rather rare species on Lakeba.
It occurs on Fiji's larger islands, and on the Lau Islands outwards to Lakeba and Oneata.

Consumed scrubfowl

Megapodius alimentum
The consumed scrubfowl (Megapodius alimentum), a species rather widely distributed throughout Fiji and Tonga, also occurred on Lakeba and Aiwa in the past; as scrubfowl were widely transported across islands by settlers, this species might have been brought here by humans, but altogether this is not too likely.
Subsequently, remains were also found on Lakeba and Mago in the Lau group of Fiji by Trevor Worthy.

Lau Province

LauLau KingdomProvince of Lau
Its capital is at Tubou, at the southern end of the island of Lakeba.

Eastern Division, Fiji

Eastern DivisionEasternEastern District
Other islands in the division include Kadavu, Gau, Koro, Nairai, Moala, Matuku, Vatu Vara, Naitaba, Mago, Cicia, Tuvuca, Lakeba, Vanua Vatu, Oneata, Vuaqava, Kabara, Moce, and Fulaga.

Sea level

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Separated by deep sea from the latter but only by shallow waters from the former, when sea levels were lower during glacial episodes Lakeba and Aiwa formed one large island.

Glacial period

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Separated by deep sea from the latter but only by shallow waters from the former, when sea levels were lower during glacial episodes Lakeba and Aiwa formed one large island.

Levuka

Levuka Historical Port Townits namesake
Near Tubou is the village of Levuka; not to be confused with its namesake – Fiji’s old capital – Levuka on Lakeba is home to a fishing tribe whose ancestors came from Bau Island.

Bau (island)

BauBau IslandBauan
Near Tubou is the village of Levuka; not to be confused with its namesake – Fiji’s old capital – Levuka on Lakeba is home to a fishing tribe whose ancestors came from Bau Island.

Oval

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Situated at 18.20° South and 178.80° East, Lakeba has an irregular oval shape.

Altitude

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The island, which has a maximum altitude of 219 meters, has a core of andesitic volcanic rock of Miocene age, with raised coral rock around it.

Andesite

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The island, which has a maximum altitude of 219 meters, has a core of andesitic volcanic rock of Miocene age, with raised coral rock around it.

Volcano

volcanicvolcanoesvolcanic igneous activity
The island, which has a maximum altitude of 219 meters, has a core of andesitic volcanic rock of Miocene age, with raised coral rock around it.