Photographer Jocelyn Carlin

Pacific News - Tonga2

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A young girl carries one end of a pole on which hangs a basket of food, she is going to march with her family and village to present the Ha'amo, gifts of cows, pigs and vegetables, at the residence of King Siaosi George Tupou V the new King of Tonga. The ceremonial proceedure follows the burial of the late King HM Taufa'ahau Tupou 1V for ten days until the Pongipongitapu and Taumafakava ceremonies.
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