na kuila nei Ratu Cakobau
LOCATION: Fiji (Bau-Tailevu) TITLE: Vunivalu DYNASTY: Cakobau
PRESENT TITLE HOLDER: Vacant from 1989 (Bau Island, Tailevu, Fiji)
There are THREE eligible candidates for the title.
Lt.-Col. Ratu GEORGE KADAVULEVU NAULIVOU, son of Ratu TEVITA NAULIVOU (1906-1984)
Lt. Hon. Sen. Ratu GEORGE CAKOBAU, son of Ratu George Kadavulevu Cakobau (1912-1989)
Ratu EPENISA CAKOBAU, brother of above.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The Vunivalu of Bau title, which belongs to the Tui Kaba clan based on Bau Island, is generally considered to be the highest chiefly title in Fiji, and the holder is the Paramount Chief of the Kubuna Confederacy. Title holders were...
Ratu Nailatikau -/1770
Ratu Banuve Baleivavalagi 1770/1803, married four wives, 1stly, Adi Davila, sp, married 2ndly, Roko Lewasaki (Rewa), married 3rdly, Adi Dabuli, married 4thly, Litia from Lakeba, and had issue. He died February 1803. (#1)
Ratu Naulivou Ramatenikutu (by Roko Lewasaki) (qv)
Ratu Tanoa Visawaqa (by Roko Lewasaki) (qv)
Adi Davila (by Roko Lewasaki)
Ratu Caucau (by Adi Dabuli), married Adi Vuniwaqa, and had issue.
Adi Titila Marama
Adi Litia Vatea, born 1824, married Ratu Namosimalua, died 1852. She died 1855.
Ratu Ramudra (by Adi Dabuli), married Adi Kubunawere, and had issue.
Ratu Kalevu Vosalevu
Ratu Vuibureta (by Litia), married Adi Mere Veisaca, and had issue.
Ratu Kamasese Mara Tuimacilai Kapaiwai, born 1815/1820, married Adi Loaloakubou (see below), and had issue. He died 8th June 1859.
Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi, born 1859, Roko Tui Ra, Roko Tui Tailevu, married 1886, Adi Litiana Maopa and had issue. He died December 1920.
Adi Mere Tuisalala, married Friedrich Wilhelm Hennings, and had issue.
Adi Senirewa, married Ratu Lote Cagawalu and had issue.
Adai Salanieta, married Ratu Joni Colata, brother of the Roko Tui Ra, and had issue.
Ratu Naulivou Ramatenikutu 1803/1829, married 1stly, Adi Talatoka, daughter of Ratu Yavalu, 4th Tui Cakau, (she married 2ndly, Ratu Tanoa Visawaqa, see below), married 2ndly, Adi Kawanavere of the Vusaradave of Bau, and had issue. He died 1829. (#1)
Ratu Ravulo (by Adi Talatoka)
Adi Liku Qoliwasawasa (by Adi Kawanavere), married Ratu Banuve, Roko Tui Dreketi Rewa, died June 1845, and had issue. She died after 1845.
Ro Adi Saunayalewa, married Ro Peceli Musudreka, Vunivalu of Rewa, and had issue, three children. (#2)
Ro Adi Kelerayani Vilikia, married Ro Taliali, Roko Tui Naduguca, Chief of the District of Dreketi in Rewa and Kaso Vanua or traditional advisor to the Roko Tui Dreketi, and had issue.
Ratu Jioji Ratulo, Roko Tui Naduguca in succession to his father, married Ro Adi Tutolu of Nabuli in Dreketi, Rewa, and had issue.
Ratu Keni, Roko Tui Naduguca in succession to his father, married Lenikali of Waivou, Rewa.
Ro Adi Mereseini Tokalaulal, married Ratu Peni Rokamarusi, the Turaga Korodrau of Vuci in Tokatoka District, and himself a direct descendant of the Valelevu clan of Burebasaga, which was the yavutu and traditional seat of the Roko Tui Dreketi before they moved to Rewa.
Ratu Epeli Vakacakacakara
Ratu Joni Mataitini, born 1867, married 1898, Adi Florie, died 1905, daughter of Ratu Vuniani Vukinamualevu, Roko Tui Ba, and had issue.
Ratu Tanoa Visawaqa, Vunivalu of Bau 1829/1852, married 9 wives (6 of whom were strangled to death in December 1852), 1stly, Adi Talatoka, daughter of Ratu Yavalu, 4th Tui Cakau, (married 1stly, Ratu Naulivou Ramatenikutu, see above), married 2ndly, Adi Savusavu, married 3rdly, Adi Qereitoka from Rewa, married 4thly, Adi Vulase from Vuda, married 5thly, Adi Manakilagi from Koro, married 6thly, Adi Reki, married 7thly, an unknown lady, married 8thly, Vulaono, married 9thly, Vereivalu of Gau, and had issue, twelve children. He died 8th December 1852. (#1)
Ratu Dranibaka (by Adi Talataoka), married Adi Gaveica, and had issue.
Adi Loaloakubou (by Adi Talatoka), married Ratu Kamisese Mara Tuimacilai Kapaiwai (see above), and had issue. She died 1875.
Ratu Epenisa Seru Cakobau (by Adi Savusavu) (qv)
Adi Vani Cecere (by Adi Qereitoka), married Ratu T. Toroca, and had issue.
Ratu Joni Qolata
Adi Alisi Qalirea
Ratu Doviverata (by Adi Qereitoka)
Ratu Sake (by Adi Vulase), married 1stly, Adi Vakasalele, married 2ndly, Adi Siteri from Vuda, and had issue.
Ratu Qiodravu (by Adi Vakasalele)
Adi Vakasalabu (by Adi Vakasalele)
Adi Motea (by Adi Vakasalele)
Ratu Joni Radrodro (by Adi Siteri)
Adi Masivesi (by Adi Manakilagi), married Ratu Tuivavalagi, and had issue.
Adi Merevesi (by Adi Manakilagi)
Ratu Kubuanavua (by Adi Reki), married Adi Lupe from Tonga, and had issue.
Adi Kakua, married Ratu Sowani, and had issue.
Adi Funaki, married Ratu Penaia Kadavulevu, Roko Tui Tailevu, and had issue (see below).
Adi Kainona (by the unnamed 7th wife), married Ratu Saketa, Tui Suva, and had issue.
Ratu Ravulo, Tui Suva, married Adi E. Mila, and had issue.
Ratu Aperosa, Tui Suva, married Adi Salote.
Ratu Savenaca (by Vulaono), married Adi Titilia, and had issue.
Ratu W. Tuivanuavou
Ratu Tubuanakoro (by Vereivalu), married Adi Moce, and had issue. He died vp 1832.
Ratu Vuniyani Vukinamualevu, Roko Tui Ba 1883/1888, married Adi Alisi Coniqaqalirea from Macuata, and had issue.
Adi Mere Bulitaudua, born 1857, married 3rd April 1883, Thomas Fowler Pickering, and had issue.
Ratu Masivesi (by Adi Alisi)
Ratu Joni Tabaiwalu, born 1870, married and had issue. He died 1938.
Ratu Apenisa Serua
Ratu Josefa Tubuanakoro
Adi Florie, married 1898, Ratu Joni Mataitini, born 1867. She died 1905.
Ratu T. Vakatorosasa
Ratu Joni Tabaiwalu
Ratu Josefa Celua
Ratu Epenisa Seru Cakobau [King Cakobau], 1st Tui Viti (King of Fiji) 1871/1874, 6th Vunivalu of Bau 1852/1883, President of the General Assembly, Confederacy of Independent Kingdoms of Viti 1865/1867, 1st Tui Bau 1867/1869, born 1815 in Lakeba, converted to Christianity in 1854, taking the name of Epenisa (Ebenezer); a Confederacy of Independent Kingdoms of Viti was established in 1865, with him as Chairman of the General Assembly, in 1869 the confederacy split into the Kingdom of Bau and the Confederation of Lau, with Cakobau assuming kingship of the former, succeeded in creating a united Fijian kingdom in 1871, and established Levuka as his capital, he ceded the Fijian islands to Britain in 1874, married 1stly, Adi Litia Samanunu, daughter of the Roko Tui Bau, married 2ndly, Adi Salote Qalirea Kaunilotuna, sister of the first wife, and had issue. He died February 1883.
Adi Arieta Kuila (by Adi Litia), born 1839 in Bau, married Ratu Timoci Vakaruru, Qaranivalu of Naitasiri, born 1832 in Navuso, died 1872, and had issue. She died 1887.
Ratu Peni Tanoa, born 1859 in Navuso.
Ratu Epenisa Ravulo, married (his cousin) (sep'd.), Adi Litia Cakobau, daughter of Ratu Timoci Tavanavanua, and his wife, Adi Tupoutoa.
Ratu Epeli Nailatikau (by Adi Litia), (qv)
Adi Asenaca Kakua Vuikaba (by Adi Litia), married Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba, Tui Nayau, died 1876 and had issue.
Ratu Timoci Tavanavanua (by Adi Litia), born 1847, married 1stly, Adi Tupoutoa, married 2ndly, Adi Kelera Rokovedro, and had issue. He died 1888.
Adi Litia Cakobau (by Adi Tupoutoa), born 1876, married Ratu Peni Tanoa, but separated shortly thereafter, and had issue by HM King George II of Tonga. She died 6th December 1952 in Bau.
Ratu Edward Tuivanuavou Tungi Cakobau, born 21st December 1908, Roko Tui Tailevua 1955/-, Deputy Prime Minister of Fiji 1970/-, commanded the Fijian Battalion in World War II, married Adi Vasemaca Tuiburelevu, died March 2001, buried 23rd March at Nausori, and had issue, he had further issue by Laisa Kaukiono. He died 25th June 1973.
Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, Na Turaga Mai Naisogolaca, born 5th July 1941 in Levuka, Deputy Prime Minister, Speaker of the House of Representatives 2001/-, Chairman of the Parliamentary Appropriations Committee and of the House Committee, educated at Bau District School, Draiba Fijian School, Levuka Public School and Queen Victoria School, entered military service and rose through the ranks to Brigadier-General, and was the Commander of the Royal Fiji Military Forces. After the first coup, he retired from the Army and joined the diplomatic service, he was appointed High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and accredited as Fiji's Ambassador to Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Israel and the Holy See, later appointed as Fiji's Roving Ambassador and High Commissioner to the member states of the South Pacific Forum, before taking up a post as Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs and External Trade in 1999. After the second coup, he became Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Fijian Affairs in the interim Cabinet, Speaker of the House of Representatives 2001/-, appointed the UNAIDS Special Representative for the Pacific, married 1981, Adi Koila Mara, born 1953, Member of Parliament, Cabinet Minister and Senator, daughter of Sir Kamisese Mara, and has issue.
Ratu Kamisese Vuna Nailatikau
Adi Litia Cakobau Nailatikau
Ratu Tu'uakitau George Cokanauto, born 5th June 1945, appoibted on 19th July 2000 as Minister for Local Government, Housing and the Environment in the Cabinet of Interim Prime Minister Qarase, Director of the Native Land Trust Board, married 1stly Taraivosa, married 2ndly, Adi Sainimili Rokolewasau Uluilakeba, (married 1stly, 28th January 1970, Ratu Edward Kikau Tuivanuavou), and has issue, as well as further issue by Rebekah Ward.
Adi Litia Vuikaba Tuiburelevu (by Rebekah), born 16th November 1994.
Ratu Keni Vuiyasawa
Ratu Viliame Foukimoana Dreunimisimisi (by Laisa), born 7th June 1937 in Mualevu, married Akanisi Vunitiko, and has issue, 2 sons and 3 daughters.
Adi Tupoutu'a Dreunimisimisi, born 1970.
Ratu Enele Ma'afu'otu'itonga
Adi Mitimiti Dreunimisimisi, born 1972.
Adi Lusiana Dreunimisimisi, born 1974.
Ratu Edward Tuivanuavou Tungi Tevita 'Unga Cakobau
Adi Teimumu Vuikaba (by Adi Tupoutoa), married 1903, Ratu Lutunauga Bativuaka Tuisawau, Roko Tui Dreketi, and had issue. She died 1945.
Ratu Nailatikau Cakobau (by Adi Tupoutoa), died 1892.
Ratu Eparama Mateilevuka (by Adi Tupoutoa), married and had issue.
Ratu Kitione Kida
Ratu Jone Ragogo
Adi Lavenia Motea
Adi Tupou Cakobau (by Adi Tupoutoa)
Adi Finau Cakobau (by Adi Tupoutoa)
Adi Seini Vakaoca (by Adi Tupoutoa), married Ratu Ilaijia Toroca, and had issue.
Ratu Ilaitia Matanimeke (by Adi Kelera), married and had issue.
Ratu Konile Rabici
Ratu Josefa Tabakaucoro
Ratu Josefa Celua (by Adi Litia), married Adi Mere Kulabui and had issue. He died 1886.
Ratu Epeli Popi Seniloli, born 1883, Roko Tui Tailevu ca1915/-, married Adi Torika Kainona of Cakaudrove, and had issue. He died 13th October 1936.
Ratu Tevita Naulivou, born 30th November 1906, married (a), Kelera Uluibatiki, married (b), Seini Sauvou and had issue. He died 1984.
Ratu Eliki Liceni Tikoidraubuta (by Kelera), born 1927, Roko Tui, married and had issue, 3 sons and 3 daughters.
Ratu George Kadavulevu Naulivou, born 18th November 1948 in Nanukuloa, married Sereana Tinaidaniva Berwick.
Adi Cakaunivalu (Cockburn)
Adi Ane Banuve
Adi Vasemaca Loatuicana
Ratu Sir George Kadavulevu Cakobau (qv)
Adi Tirisiani Daucakacaka
Ratu Sukuna Vana (by Adi Salote)
Ratu Viliame Bulu (by Adi Salote)
Adi Lusiana Qolikoro (by Adi Salote)
Ratu Epeli Nailatikau 1883/1901, born 1842, Roko Tui Tailevu, never installed as Vunivalu of Bau, but posthumously recognized as such, married 1stly, Adi Kelera (Na Baubau), married 2ndly, Adi Nanise, married 3rdly, Adi Koila, and had issue. He died 1901.
Ratu F. L. Temesia (by Adi Kelera)
Ratu Etuate Wainiu (by Adi Kelera)
Ratu Penaia Kadavulevu (by Adi Nanise) (qv)
Adi Ateca Moceiwaqa, married Ratu Alifereti Finau, Tui Nayau, died April 1934, and had issue.
Ratu Penaia Kadavulevu 1901/1914, Roko Tui Tailevu -/1912, married Adi Funaki, daughter of Ratu Sowani, and his wife, Adi Kakua (daughter of Ratu Kubuanavua, see above), and had issue. He died 1914.
Adi Litia Tavanavanua, born 5th September 1900 in Navuso, married 1920, Ratu Epeli Gavidi Ganilau, and had issue (see Tui Cakau). She died 1983/1985.
Ratu Sir George Kadavulevu Cakobau 1957/1989, K.St.J. , G.C.M.G. [cr.1973], G.C.V.O. [cr.1977], O.B.E. [cr.1953], Royal Victorian Chain , Vunivalu of Bau 1957/1989, Tui Levuka, 2nd Governor-General of Fiji 1973/1983, born 6th November 1912, educated at Queen Victoria School, Fiji, Newington College, Australia and Wanganui Technical College, NZ. Served during WWII 1939/45, Captain, Fiji Military Forces. Member of the Council of Chiefs 1938/1972; Member of the Legislative Council 1951/1970; Minister for Fijian Affairs and Local Government 1970/1971; Minister without Portfolio 1971/1972, retired from office in 1983, married 1stly, 1937, Adi Veniana Gavoka, Radini Levuka, married 2ndly, 1956, Lady Lelea Seruwaia Balekiwai, and had issue. He died 25th November 1989.
Adi Samanunu Cakobau-Talakuli (by 1st marriage), born 1940, High Chief of Tailevu, High Commissioner to Malaysia, Minister for Fijian Affairs and Regional Development 1994/95, Chairperson of the Great Council of Chiefs 1994/95.
Adi Litia Cakobau (by 1st marriage)
Ratu George Cakobau (by 1st marriage), a Fijian Chief, and Senator since 2001, prominent candidate for the position of Vunivalu of Bau.
Adi Litia Kaunilotuma Cakobau (by 2nd marriage)
Ratu Epenisa Cakobau (by 2nd marriage), President of the Matanitu Vanua Conservative Alliance Party of Fiji.
Ratu Josefa Celua Cakobau (by 2nd marriage)
Ratu Tanoa Visawaqa Cakobau (by 2nd marriage), born 12th May 1969 in Suva, President of the Conservative Alliance.
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1. The help of Mrs. Seruwaia Sanday is gratefully acknowledged, March 2008.
2. The help of Ratu Kinijioji Cama is gratefully acknowledged, April 2008.
(information apated from GENEALOGICAL GLEANNINGS ON LINE)