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Queen Salote of Tonga

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This is an extensive biography of Queen Salote of Tonga. It is also a political and social history of the kingdom of Tonga between the years of 1900 and 1965. Researched over more than 20 years and written with the consent of the Tongan royal family, this book draws on the author's knowledge of Tongan society especially the role of rank, status and the complex marriage and ...more
Paperback, 426 pages
Published December 31st 2001 by Auckland University Press (first published May 1st 1999)
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Orion
Dec 29, 2008 Orion rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the great female leaders of the 20th Century.
Tonga is a unique place in being the only Polynesian kingdom to maintain its culture and government through the colonial period that brought down similar cultures in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific. Queen Salote adds to this uniqueness by being the ruling queen of Tonga in the first half of the Twentieth Century, an era dominated by male chauvenism. This story of her life and reign provides a wonderful view into the culture and history of th
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Dec 11, 2007 Ms rated it it was amazing
This is a fabulous piece, that I think is a must-read for all Tongans out there. Our late Queen led a beautiful and fulfilling life that is an example for all of us--especially the younger generation. It is an excellent means of learning some of the rich history of the islands, and the legacy of our monarchy. If you have not yet read it, now is the time to get a copy.
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