Photographer Jocelyn Carlin

Pacific News - Tonga2

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A 200 strong Tongan Defence Services Detachment and Massed Bands from the Tongan Police Force and the Royal Corps of Musicians, lead the funeral cortege ahead of the 4 metre tall Catafalque carrying the deceased King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV's coffin, and Lauaki the traditional Royal undertaker. The street is lined with fine mats and tapa cloth all the way along the route from the Royal Palace to Mala'e Kula the Royal tombs.
Other Galleries in this exhibition
Pacific Kiribati 09 | Environmental Stories from the Pacific Region | Pacific News -Tonga | Pacific News - Tonga2 | Another War Story | Tuvalu | Legacy Tuvalu - The Footprint on Funafuti | American Samoa and Samoa | Solomon Islands | Nauru/Kiribati/Fiji