Fijian chief’s family hope to retrace footsteps

Tuktoyaktuk. Picture: BBC

FAMILY members of Ratu Asesela Robanakadavu, the Fijian chief, who lived in the Arctic in the late 18th century hope to retrace his footsteps there.

Frank Robanakadavu, a great grandnephew of Ratu Asesela said they had found closure at finding important events about Ratu Asesela but they would not stop looking for his descendants.

Ratu Asesela had done the unthinkable in the late 1800s, leaving behind his chiefly family to travel the world and ended up in the northen-most part of the Earth.

For more than a century, his relatives wondered what had become of him until this newspaper published his story.

Pick up a copy of today’s (Sunday, September 9, 2018) Sunday Times to read more on this interesting story.

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