Tongan Monarchy: Royal Residences in Tonga, Tongan Royalty, Aleamotu'a, Namoa, Edward Cakobau, Fatafehi 'o Lapaha, Royal Palace, Tonga

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Royal Residences in Tonga, Tongan Royalty, Aleamotu'a, Namoa, Edward Cakobau, Fatafehi 'o Lapaha, Royal Palace, Tonga, Peni Taufa'ao, 'ilima Lei Tohi, Mala'ekula, Nima Tapu, Tamaha. Excerpt: Aleamotu'a (b 1738-d 1830 CE) was the King of Tonga who allowed the introduction of Christianity to this Pacific archipelago. He ruled for ...
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Royal Residences in Tonga, Tongan Royalty, Aleamotu'a, Namoa, Edward Cakobau, Fatafehi 'o Lapaha, Royal Palace, Tonga, Peni Taufa'ao, 'ilima Lei Tohi, Mala'ekula, Nima Tapu, Tamaha. Excerpt: Aleamotu'a (b 1738-d 1830 CE) was the King of Tonga who allowed the introduction of Christianity to this Pacific archipelago. He ruled for ten years from 1820 to his death in 1830. Aleamotu'a was born in 1738, the third son of King Mumui, whose title was 'Tu'i Kanokupolu". When Aleamotu'a became king, he bestowed on himself the title Fielakepa, which became the noble title for his heirs. Aleamotu'a had three brothers: Tuku'aho, Tupoumalohi, and Namoa (Siosaia Tupou to Tongans but, called by the missionaries as Josiah Tubou). In 1820, on the death of his older brother Tupoumalohi, Aleamotu'a became king of Tonga. In 1826, Aleamotu'a converted to Christianity and allowed Wesleyan Methodist missionaries to set up their headquarters at Hihifo, on the western side of Tongatapu. Aleamotu'a also allowed the missionaries to set up their first school on his hereditary estate at the village of Havelu, in the central part of Tongatapu. In an extract of a letter from Mr Cross (a pioneer missionary) dated May 16, 1829, it seems that Aleamotu'a, quite old at this time, was in poor health; ...Several gratifying circumstances have lately occurred in favour of our cause. Last sunday, Filakeba, an old chief of considerable note, and a relative of Tubou, declared publicly in favour of the Lotu (religion), renounced his Tonga gods, and declared his people would henceforth worship Jehovah... He has been very poorly for two or three weeks... We have set up the last week, commenced three new schools...: one at Havelu, one at Fanga, and one at Hofoa. This chief Filakeba is an... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=13573264
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  • ISBN-13: 9781157962960
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 6/11/2010
  • Pages: 34
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.08 (d)

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