Assault on growers’ co-operative by dictatorial British consul gave King Tupou II opportunity to re-assert his authority

This is the third and final articles marking Emancipation Day. A fight over a growers’ co-operative helped King Tupou II regain his authority and curbed the power of the British Consul in Tonga. The Tonga Ma’a Tonga Kautaha  was established to help Tongan growers sell their copra without going through European middlemen. Despite its rackety…


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