First Roman Catholic missionaries arrive in Lakeba.
The 11 year war. On a June morning the Roko Tui Dreketi, Banuve, was invited aboard Cakobau's canoe, Ra Marama, where he was to formally accept Cakobau's offer of peace, but no sooner had he stepped on board when Cakobau split his head with his battle axe. Chief Cakobau gains control of most of western Fiji, while another Christian convert, Ma'afu from Tonga, controls the east.
As a girl's name it is a pet form of Alison , Alice (as in the case of American film actress Ali MacGraw , b. 1938 ), or any of the other female names formed with this first syllable. It is now also used as an independent given name. As a boy's name, it is used as a pet form of Alistair and is also an independent given name from an Arabic word meaning ‘sublime’ see ῾Ali .