5 Aug 2011

Father Walter Lini

From New Flags Flying

Walter Lini became leader of the New Hebrides National Party (later Vanua'aku Pati) and his country's first prime minister on independence in 1980. Under his leadership Vanuatu supported the Kanak indigenous movement in New Caledonia and was the only Pacific country to support the right of East Timor to self-determination. He was interviewed by Ian Johnstone in 1994.