General Books

Journal of the Polynesian Society

General Books (Mar 2010)
214 pages | 229 x 152 mm


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...are the kings since Christianity. The island searched out a man whose nature was suitable to the office. Thus: --6. Tui-toga (or Mataio) was the first king; he was annointed 2nd March, 1875, and died 13th June, 1887. This was the song composed for Tui-toga. Assembled are the people at the hanging flag, Seeking are the people for a king; The island is seeking for a lord, Seek for a king (like) Patua-valu, Who fell full ripe in years, Seeking arc the people for a king, Let it be the weapon-eating lord there, To watch-for the dreaded companies, Seeking are the people for a king, 7 Fata-a-iki was the next king, who was annointed 21st November, 1788, and died 15th January, 1896. 8. Togia was the next king, and he was annointed 18th June, 1898, and was in office when the Resident came to Nine, llth September, 1901. By me Mohe-lagi, of Paluki. Then follows (101) a different version of Laufoli's song, in which s mentioned the tapi-vai-afi, summit of burning water. KumJ ke he Iki a Patua-valu Km e Iki ia ne veli momoho, Moiu kua kumi ke he Iki, Ka e toko kr h-Iki-kai-akan na, E lika to kau matakutaku, Motu kua kumi ke he Iki. Ka e toka ko he Iki-kai-akau na, lika i. kau matakutaku, Motu kua kumi ke he Tki. 7. Ko Fata-a-iki e Patu-iki; ne fakauku ai a ia Novema 21, 1833 Ti mate ai a ia Tiaemo 15, 1896. 8. Ko Toou, e Patu-iki; ne fakauku ai a ia Juni 18, 1898, ne moua he Kavana ko e Kautu Peritania, ne boko mai a ia ke he motu nai, he aho llth Sepetema, 1901. Ko au ko Mohelagi i Patuiki. Ko i TAIIA LULOOO KI A LjAUFOLI, BA MKNA KXHttKIHE, MAI HAKUPU. To filia toua aki ke la fiha, To filia toua aki ke la ono, La ono ke filia ki a hai, La ono ke fiha ki a au. Hoku aga moui ka pelukia Fakalele moui tagata ia Tuku la ki fe ka oti e Fekauina ke hake ke he...