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King Cameron's Grave

King Cameron’s Grave

This concrete grave adorned with flowers is up a well-worn trail on a cliff top with stunning views of the beach and the sea. King Cameron—originally Cyril Cameron from Tasmania—arrived in Papua New Guinea in the early 1900s and tried his hand at gold mining on the mainland before setting up a coconut plantation on Kitava in 1911. According to legend, he fell in love with the island (and some of the women) and never left. He and his wives had many children and grandchildren, and some of his descendants can be found on the island today. The story is that he was so admired and respected by the local residents (a feeling that was reciprocated) that he became known as King Cameron.