Thursday, June 5, 2008

Bole to retrieve Deed of Cession

Bole to retrieve Deed of Cession
Friday, June 06, 2008 -
THE official Fijian interpretation of the Deed of Cession would be handed over to the interim National Heritage Minister Filipe Bole in Levuka today.
Mr Bole left for Levuka with a government delegation yesterday afternoon.
A statement issued by the Department of Information yesterday said the document would be brought back to Suva for tests and possible restorative works at the National Archives of Fiji.
The document was discovered by chance when the government archivist heard of the presence of a so called "Fijian Deed of Cession" during a meeting with other heritage custodians and he made inquiries.
The archivist had visited Levuka and confirmed that the document was the authentic document.
The statement said the authenticity of the document was later confirmed by sighting of the other original held at the National Archives in the United Kingdom.
Mr Bole will make a traditional presentation to the Tui Levuka before proceeding to Nasova, the site of the signing of the Deed of Cession for the handing-over ceremony by the Tui Levuka.

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