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Governor-General of Fiji


Governor-General of Fiji

Governor-General of Fiji
Coat of Arms of Fiji
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

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.

List of Governors-General of Fiji (1970–1987)

# Incumbent Portrait Tenure Monarch
Took office Left office
Dominion of Fiji
1. Sir Robert Sidney Foster 10 October 1970 13 January 1973 Elizabeth II
2. Ratu Sir George Cakobau 13 January 1973 12 February 1983 Elizabeth II
3. Ratu Sir Penaia Ganilau 12 February 1983 6 October 1987 Elizabeth II

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