Governor-General of Fiji

Monarchy of Fiji President of Fiji Dominion of Fiji
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Governor-General of Fiji
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Coat of Arms of Fiji
Flag of the Governor-General of Fiji (1970–1987).svg
StyleHis Excellency
ResidenceGovernment House, Suva
AppointerQueen of Fiji
PrecursorGovernor of Fiji
Formation10 October 1970
First holderSir Robert Sidney Foster
Final holderRatu Sir Penaia Ganilau
Abolished6 October 1987
SuccessionPresident of Fiji
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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.

In 1987, the position of governor-general was replaced with a President of Fiji.

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

Governor-General of Fiji
No. Name
Portrait Tenure Monarch
Took office Left office
Dominion of Fiji
1. Sir Robert Sidney Foster
Coat of arms of Fiji.svg 10 October 1970 13 January 1973 Queen Elizabeth II in March 2015.jpg
Elizabeth II
2. Ratu Sir George Cakobau
George Cakobau (cropped).jpg 13 January 1973 12 February 1983
3. Ratu Sir Penaia Ganilau
Penaia Ganilau (cropped).jpg 12 February 1983 6 October 1987

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