14 Sep 2006

Australia's governor general will represent Australia at funeral of Tonga's late King

9:44 am on 14 September 2006

Australia's Governor-General Michael Jeffery will represent Australia at the funeral for Tonga's late King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV.

The body of the king returned to Tonga yesterday.

A funeral will be held in Nuku'alofa next Tuesday.

Prime Minister John Howard says the king's death was a great loss for his country.