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List of Governors of Fiji
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List of Governors of Fiji

Fiji was a British Crown Colony from 1874 to 1970, and an independent dominion in the British Commonwealth from 1970 to 1987. During this period, the Head of State was the British Monarch, but in practice his or her functions were normally exercised locally by the Governor prior to independence (on 10 October 1970), and by the Governor-General prior to the proclamation of a republic on 7 October 1987.

Note that from 1877 to 3 July 1952, Governors of Fiji were also High Commissioners for the Western Pacific.

  1. Sir Hercules Robinson : 10 October 1874 - June 1875
  2. Sir Arthur Hamilton Gordon : June 1875 - January 1880
  3. Sir William Des Voeux: January 1880 - 1886
  4. Sir Charles Bullen Hugh Mitchell: January 1887 - February 1888
  5. Sir John Bates Thurston: February 1888 - 7 February 1897
  6. Sir George Thomas Michael O'Brien: February 1897 - 1901
  7. William Lamond Allardyce: 1901 - 10 September 1902
  8. Sir Henry Moore Jackson: 10 September 1902 - 11 October 1904
  9. Sir Everard F. im Thurn: 11 October 1904 - 21 February 1911
  10. Sir Francis Henry May: 21 February 1911 - 25 July 1912
  11. Sir Ernest Bickham Sweet-Escott: 25 July 1912 - 10 October 1918
  12. Sir Cecil Hunter-Rodwell: 10 October 1918 - 25 April 1925
  13. Sir Eyre Hutson: 25 April 1925 - 22 November 1929
  14. Sir Arthur George Murchison Fletcher: 22 November 1929 - 28 November 1936
  15. Sir Arthur Frederick Richards: 28 November 1936 - August 1938
  16. Sir Harry Charles Luke: 16 September 1938 - 21 July 1942
  17. Sir Philip Euen Mitchell: 21 July 1942 - 1 January 1945
  18. Sir Alexander Grantham: 1 January 1945 - 1946
  19. Sir Leslie Brian Freeston: 20 January 1948 - 6 October 1952
  20. Sir Ronald Herbert Garvey: 6 October 1952 - 28 October 1958
  21. Sir Kenneth Phipson Maddocks: 28 October 1958 - 6 January 1964
  22. Sir Francis Derek Jakeway: 6 January 1964 - December 1968
  23. Sir Robert Sidney Foster: December 1968 - 10 October 1970

See also