150th anniversary: Valuable allies of war

Traditional iTaukei ceremonies are a proud culture to behold. Picture: TIM ROOKE (REX/SHUTTERSTOCK)

ITS origin was the war at Vugalei. The Bau tribes on Ovalau at that time presented whale’s teeth to the Lovoni tribes, to secure their assistance against the mountaineers of Viti Levu. The Lovoni or mountaineer tribes of Ovalau proved themselves valuable allies in that war, which was a complete success. The over-fed coast tribes […]

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