Thank you for keeping us in the picture over the last few weeks. We continue to be in awe of what is possible today and your efforts at keeping us informed has helped to shape the thinking behind this short note. That we are revelling in the wonders of a world we never thought we would see in our lifetime was brought home to me even more when I was able to watch the three-hour formal burial ceremony of the late king at Mala'ekula from the comfort of an air-conditioned Auckland office , while thinking back to 1965 when I too, was at the same place and at a similar ceremony. - Sefita A Hao'uli
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Friday 22 September 2006
Condolences on HM's passing to our Tongan friends and people. I really wanted to congratulate you and your Team for the magnificent pictures you have posted on the web on the events covering this royal event. This afternoon I have had a chance to look through on a quiet moment and so very much appreciate what you have done.
Tuesday 19 September 2006
The funeral of Tonga's King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, the first of a Tongan monarch in 41 years, today presented to the world a vivid picture of Tonga in the first decade of the 21st century. The new King, George Tupou V, in full uniform as the Chief in Command of the Tonga Defence Service, with his soldiers, commanded the dignified funeral service, with civilians uniformly clad in black carrying out all the religious and cultural activities. Photographs by Pesi Fonua, Linny Folau, Peter Poulsen and Adrienne L. Kaeppler.
Thursday 10 June 2004
The 100 nights of mourning held by the King and Queen of Tonga over the loss of their second son the late, Hon Ma'atu came to an end on June 4 when a traditional Lanu Kilikili ceremony was held on his grave at Mala'ekula.