First Fiji born knight

The first person to be knighted in Fiji and the South Pacific, Sir Maynard Hedstrom, founder of Morris Hedstrom. Picture: COURTESY OF JAMES STEVENSON

IN 1922, the then Acting Governor of Fiji, Sir Eyre Hutson received a telegram with the news that His Majesty King George V, the King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions had conferred the honour of Knight Bachelor on John Maynard Hedstrom, the founder of Morris Hedstrom. The announcement was made at Makaluva […]

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