Fiji Fest

Amid a mild epidemic of measles and much general hilarity, the Duke and Duchess of York landed at Suva, Fiji Islands, last week from the cruiser Renown, on their way to Australia (TIME, Jan. 17 et seq.). The natives, their faces painted, their bodies caparisoned in grassy garments, received the King-Emperor's son with a tama, a prolonged, mournful and most honorable sound, a sound that begins as a grant, crescendoes to a bark, and ends with an exclamation resembling "WHOA!"

Came Ratu Popi Seniloli, Great Chief of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!