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Interview with Sitiveni Rabuka: Commonwealth Oral History Project

Citation: Onslow, Sue and Rabuka, Sitiveni and Craggs, Ruth Interview with Sitiveni Rabuka: Commonwealth Oral History Project. [Transcribed text] (Unpublished)


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Interview with Sitiveni Rabuka, conducted in Suva, Fiji, on 10 April 2014 as part of the Commonwealth Oral History Project. The project aims to produce a unique digital research resource on the oral history of the Commonwealth since 1965 through sixty oral history interviews with leading figures in the recent history of the organisation. It will provide an essential research tool for anyone investigating the history of the Commonwealth and will serve to promote interest in and understanding of the organisation. Biography: Rabuka, Sitiveni Ligamamada. 1948- . Born in Cakaudrove, Fiji. Educated in New Zealand army school (1973), Indian Defence Services Staff College (1979), and Australian Joint Services Staff College (1982). Senior Operations Manager, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, 1980-81. Commander of the Fiji Military Forces, 1982-87. Commander of Fijian Battalion, Mulitnational Force and Observers, Sinai Peninsula, 1983-85. Involvement in 1987 coup in Fiji. Elected Prime Minister of Fiji, 1992-99. Chairman of the Great Council of Chiefs, Fiji, 1999-2001. Chairman of the Cakaudrove Provincial Council, 2001-08.

Creators: Onslow, Sue (0000-0003-0998-3632) and Rabuka, Sitiveni and Craggs, Ruth and
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Subjects: Human Rights & Development Studies
Keywords: Australia, CHOGM, Constitutional Change, Democracy, Elections, Fiji, Good Governance, India, New Zealand, Small States, United Kingdom
Divisions: Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Collections: Commonwealth Oral History Project


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