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Tuimacilai : a life of Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara

Author: Deryck Scarr
Publisher: Belair, S. Aust. : Crawford House Pub., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"Written from archival research and observation, TUIMACILAI is a biographical study of Ratu Sir Kamasese Mara, leading figure in the South Pacific whose background, character, role in the traditional as well as national life, political difficulties, achievements, and failures are obviously worthy of being put on record for their own sake quite apart from the fact that assessment of evidence has educative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Kamisese Mara, Ratu Sir; Kamisese Mara, Ratu Sir; Kamisese Mara; Kamisese Mara
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deryck Scarr
ISBN: 9781863333283 1863333282
OCLC Number: 271864948
Description: x, 414 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Crisis of confidence 1965 and dramatis personae --
Inheritance --
Careers for a natural leader --
Rebel in politics and district administration, 1950-60 --
In which direction and at what speed? --
Victory is ours --
Thorniest of questions --
Chief minister at Veiuto --
Towards independence --
As though descending from a jet airliner --
Looking into the abyss --
Foreign relations, Pacific Forum, and election and light from a Royal Commission --
World, economy and a wage-and-prices freeze --
Double defeat and a couple of coups --
Paradise postponed.
Responsibility: by Deryck Scarr.

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"Written from archival research and observation, TUIMACILAI is a biographical study of Ratu Sir Kamasese Mara, leading figure in the South Pacific whose background, character, role in the traditional as well as national life, political difficulties, achievements, and failures are obviously worthy of being put on record for their own sake quite apart from the fact that assessment of evidence has educative value."--Publisher description.

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