Poems reveal Tongan king’s struggle


Poems by King Tupou II reflect his struggle to prevent Tonga being annexed, according to a Tongan scholar.

King Tupou II ruled Tonga from 1893-1918.

University of Canterbury doctoral candidate Paula Onoafe Latu is studying two of the king’s anthems, ‘Sikaiona’ and ‘‘Alamoti,’ as part of his thesis.

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