Brian Brake Photographs in Fiji and Tonga during the Royal Visit, 1953

Before the closing of the Brian Brake: Lens on the World exhibition on Sunday 8th  May, I thought it might be nice to share a few images of Brian’s work in Fiji and Tonga during the Royal visit of  Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip from 1953 to 1954. Although these images are not part of the exhibition, they document an important event of the time.

Fiji, Royal Tour, 1953

Fiji, Royal Tour, 1953, by Brian Brake, Te Papa, Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001

Fiji, Royal Tour, 1953, by Brian Brake, Te Papa, Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001

Fiji, Royal Tour, 1953, by Brian Brake, Te Papa, Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001

Fiji, Royal Tour, 1953, by Brian Brake, Te Papa, Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001 Tonga, Royal Tour, 1953, by Brian Brake, Te Papa, Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001 Tonga, Royal Tour, 1953, by Brian Brake, Te Papa, Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001

Click on the link to view video footage of the royal visit filmed by the National Film Unit: http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/royal-visit-to-the-kingdom-of-tonga-1954  Also see:’Royal visit to Fiji’ (Pictorial Parade no.15), National Film Unit, 1954, 35mm, b/w, 24 minutes (camera)’Royal visit to Tonga’ (Pictorial Parade nos 16-21), National Film Unit, 1954, 35mm, b/2, 27 minutes (camera)”The Royal Tour of New Zealand 1953-1954′ (Pictorial Parade nos 16-21), National Film Unit, 1954, 35mm, b/2, 27 minutes (camera)  For information on the Brian Brake exhibition and accompanying book click on the link below:http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/brianbrake

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  1. Kirstie

    Hi Safua – Great to see these images all together.
    Kirstie

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