When Suva had only eight cars

Adi Cakobau, mother of Ratu Edward Cakobau, at the wheel of the first car to come to Fiji. Mr and Mrs Charles Glidden were travelling with it around the world and were in Suva in 1905. Picture: FT FILE

Adi Cakobau, mother of Ratu Edward Cakobau, at the wheel of the first car to come to Fiji. Mr and Mrs Charles Glidden were travelling with it around the world and were in Suva in 1905. Picture: FT FILE

IN A paper read at the Imperial Motor Transport Conference in London in 1914, Fiji historian AB Brewster said: “When I left Fiji three years ago there were no land motors. “We had two transitory visits of cars, one that was kept for a while by a resident and the other owned by a well-known […]

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