Sālote: Queen of Paradise

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University of Otago Press, Jan 1, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 239 pages
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Queen Salote ascended the throne of Tonga in 1918, at the age of 18, to lead this Pacific nation through the hazards of the 20th century until her death in 1965. This biography paints an intimate portrait of Salote, from her childhood through her education and her years as queen, drawing on oral histories, personal papers, and newspaper accounts. Includes black-and-white historical and personal photographs. Hixon has produced a number of works documenting life in traditional communities. She was encouraged to write this book by the Tongan royal family.

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