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SOLOMON, PHILIP S.:

Attorney-general of Fiji; born at Lee, Essex, England, Oct. 15, 1830; died in New South Wales March 24, 1895. Early in life he went to Australia, and later to New Zealand, finally settling in Fiji. He arrived there in 1870, and assumed the editorship of the "Fiji Times." Turning his attention to law, he was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court, and became queen's counsel in 1889. On several occasions, from 1875 to 1895, he served as acting attorney-general, and at various times he performed the functionsof legislative councilor, being a member of the council till the time of his death. He was the first warden of Levuka, elected under the ordinance granting municipal privileges to that city.

Solomon wrote a pamphlet which was dedicated to the royal commission appointed to inquire into the feasibility of annexing the Fijian group; the excellent service which this publication rendered to the country was acknowledged by the royal commissioners.

Bibliography:
  • Jew. Chron. June 7, 1895.
J. G. L.
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