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group, 286. Barbarous condition
of the natives, ib.
Lyell, his remarks on the forms of
the coral isles, 26.
teachers, 147. Cause of their dis-
persion, 152. Return in 1811,
154. Forced by circumstances to
become traders, 166. Gratifying
results of their labours, 235. In-
trusive disposition manifested by
them in the Sandwich Islands, 323.
Remarks on the changed character
of the South Sea Islanders, said to
be in consequence of the strict laws
enforced by them, 404.
Missionary enterprise, remarks on,
392, 395. Results, 398.
Missionary Society, when first form-
Missions, little good effected at first
by them, 104. Probable causes of
this failure, 105, 391. Civilisation
and morality introduced in Poly-
nesia owing to their efforts, 125,
Mosaical Law, interest in the cere-
monies of the, shown by the South
Sea Islanders, 72.
Motives for renewing intercourse
with the Society Islanders, 95.
Mountainous Islands, 28.
Mowee, progress of religion and
learning in this island, 408.
Mythological ballads, notice of those
in use among the Polynesian tribes,
Malacca, attack by the King of
Acheen on, 43.
Malays, nautical character of the,
34. Resemblance between them
and the people of the South Sea
Islands, 37. Their fisheries long
established on the coast of New
Mangaja, treatment of the mission-
aries in this island, 226.
Mariner, William, particulars re-
lated by him respecting the first
missionaries in Tonga, 258.
Marion, a French commander, visits
New Zealand, where he is mur-
Marquesas, when first discovered
by Mendana, 181. Climate, ib.
Products, ib. Cannibalism, 182.
Description of natives, ib. Visited
by Cook, 183. Dædalus arrives,
184. Bennett's account of these
isles, 190. The gospel makes small
progress in them, 399. Romish
missionaries land at this station,
Matavai, this district ceded to the
missionaries, 136, 140.
Mauke, one of the Hervey group,
noticed, 224. Visited by Lord
Byron, 228. Church described,
Melanesia, or Black Islands, 21.
Mendana, visit of this navigator to
the Marquesas, 182.
Metem psychosis, 74.
Missionaries, improvement in the
Polynesian isles caused by, 18, 62,
116. Question put to them by the
Polynesians respecting the origin
of evil, 73. Their statements as
to sorcery, 83. The spirit and zeal
displayed by, 90, 92. First land-
ing at Otaheite, 101. Remarks on
the modes of conveying divine
knowledge to the heathen, 103.
Zeal and perseverance manifested
by these teachers, 111. Evil may
be mingled with the good effected,
112. Testimony in their favour,
115. Conspiracy formed against
them, ib. Mechanical arts taught
by, 122, 136. Their attempts to
put a stop to infanticide and hu-
man sacrifice, 139. Miseries en-
dured by these devoted men, 144.
Second arrival at Otaheite of these
Nautilus, unfortunate results from
the visit of this vessel at Otaheite,
Navigators' Islands, human sacri-
fices unknown, 71. Their situa-
tion, 267. Appearance of the
country, 268. Manners of the in-
habitants, 269, Visited by Wil-
liams, 271. Introduction of Chris-
tianity, 273. Mixed reasons which
led to the conversion of the chiefs
and others, 275. Good effects of
the advice of the missionaries in
putting an end to a dreadful con-
test, 276. First missionary meet-
ing, 277. Improvement in the
manners of the people of these is.
lands, ib. Remains of Mr Wil-
liams interred, 285.
Nelson, settlement formed at this
Nicholson, Port, colony established
there, 363. Noticed, 366.
Noukahiva, or Martin's Island, de-
scribed, 191. Habits of the natives,
Teal and teacheh ine heir ta
Obookiah, potice of this youth, 304.
Ohittahoo, attempts to introduce
Christianity into this island, 187.
Omai, brought to England by Cook,
133. Visits Atiu on his way home,
Oro, the god of war, 58, 70.
Orsmond's translation of the Otahei-
tan account of the Deluge, 65.
Otaheite, notices of, 20. Its physi-
cal origin, 28. Distinction of caste
in, 35. Manners of the inhabitants,
77. Arrival of the Bounty, 96.
Fruits peculiar to the country,
97. Visit of Spanish missionaries,
98. The supremacy of the King
of Spain acknowledged, ib. Re-
spect shown to the Lord's-day, 123.
Civilisation introduced by mis-
sions, 125. Visited by Captain
Wallis, 132. Arrival of Cook, 133.
Reinforcement of missionaries,
147. Their treatment, 148. Po-
mare returns from exile, 156.
Conversions to Christianity in-
crease after this event, 157. Im-
provement in the people conse-
quent on this change, 396. At-
tempt to establish a Roman Cath-
olic mission, 397. Productions of
the island, 422.
Otoo, one of the rulers of Otaheite,
96, 99. His notions as to religion,
Ill. Conduct to the missionaries,
142, 145. Assumes the title of
Pomare II. on the death of his
father, 150. Learns to write, 151.
Professes Christianity, 154; and
is baptized, 171.
Ouapoa, or Trevennien's Island,
Owhyhee noticed, 297. Improve-
ments introduced by foreigners
into this island, 300.
people, 32, 378, 384, 385. Pro-
bability that they migrated from
Asia, 36. Their resemblance to
the Malays, 37, 41. Observations
on the language, 38. Distance
from Sumatra, 42. Description
of the several classes of inhabi-
tants, 43. Climate and scenery,
46. Character of the people, 47.
Ancient monuments, 49. My-
thological ballads, ib. Form of
government, 51, 58. Reverence
shown to the king, 51. Different
orders of society, 55. Regal cere.
monies, 57. National assemblies,
59. Laws, 60. Human sacrifices,
61, 382. Notions of religion, 62.
Traditions of the Deluge, 64.
Species of worship, 67. Honours
shown to the dead, 69. Religious
devotees, 70. Belief in a future
state, 71. Inquiries respecting the
resurrection of the body, 73. In-
tellectual powers, 74. Mental
capacity of the inhabitants, 75.
Physical attributes, 76. Duration
of life, 77. Marriage ceremonies,
78. Belief in sorcery, 81. Public
entertainments, 85. Improved
character of the people owing to
missionary enterprise, 117, 235.
Remarks on the past and present
state of these islands, 377. Resem-
blance in religious usages to the
Asiatics, 378. First intercourse
between Europeans and the na-
tives attended by fatal diseases,
393. Commercial enterprise at
the present time, 420.
Polypes, coral, notices of, 23, 25.
Pomare, motives which led him
to abjure idolatry, 104. His
delight in seeing the mission-
aries at work as smiths, 137. His
reluctance to allow them to de-
part, 143. Kindness shown to
them by this prince, 145. His
death noticed, 150. Etymology of
the name, 151.
Pomare II. His letter to the Lon-
don Missionary Society, 151. His
conversion to Christianity, 154.
Effect of his clemencyon the people,
158. Orders the idols' temple to
be destroyed, ib. Prayer composed
by him, 159. He throws off the
first sheet printed in the South
Sea Islands, 162. Large church
erected by his means, 169. His
baptism, 171. His death, 172.
Statement of Mr Ellis respecting
Pomare III. Coronation, 174. His
Pelew Islands, visited by Captain
Wilson, 290. Character of the
natives, ib. Productions, 291.
Perouse, La, his observations on the
language of the natives of the South
Sea Islands, 38.
Pitcairn's Island, its occupation by
the mutineers of the Bounty, 96.
Noticed, 192. Described, 200.
Good conduct of natives, 203.
Polarity of the mountains in South-
ern Ocean, 23.
Polygamy, 60, 72, 79.
Polynesia, discovery of, 18. Situa-
tion, 21. Colour of natives, ib.
First application of the name, 22.
Volcanic action in, ib. Smaller
archipelagos, 23. Origin of the
Portuguese missionaries, their fail. | 328. Increase of civilisation, 332.
ure in Africa, 107, 108.
Religious awakening, ib. Usages
Primogeniture, law of, 52, 54.
at the death of friends, 381. Re-
semblance of these customs to the
practices of the Israelites, ib.
Quiros, the inhabitants of the New
Present state of society noticed,
406. Decrease of the population,
Hebrides described by this navi-
410. Causes which may lead to
this result, 412. Americans enjoy
nearly all the trade carried on
between these islands and other
Raatira, or chief, 80.
Raiatea, success of the missions in Savaii, one of the Navigators' Isl-
this island, 172, 214. Sudden con- ands, 267.
version from idolatry, 390.
Slavery, its mild form in Polynesia,
Raivavai, discovery of this island, 55.
207. Idolatry abolished, 208. Society Islands, notices of, 21, 29,
Rapa, one of the Austral Isles, de 49. Motives which led to a re-
scribed, 206. Arrival of mission newal of intercourse with the
natives, 95. Christianity and
Rarotonga discovered by Mr Wil. civilisation introduced, 172. Disaf-
liams, 225, 229. Progress of the fection and dissolute habits caused
gospel in this island, 230, 237. Cus by the very disastrous war which
toms and laws of the natives, 232. raged in these islands, 178.
Solomon Islands, where situated,
Remarks on the motives which lead 286. Productions, and character
to voyages of discovery, 89.
of the natives, 287.
Rienzi, his works referred to, 81. Sorcery practised in South Sea Isl-
Rihoriho, Christianity established ands, 81.
in the Sandwich Islands by this Southern Ocean, when first discover-
prince, 306. Becomes king under ed, 18. Description of the islands
the name of Tamehameha II., ib. in, 19.
Rimatara, character of the inhabit- South Sea Fishery, its great extent,
ants, 215. Visited by Williams, 424.
216. Improvement in the customs South Sea Islands, religious belief
of the natives, 217.
in, 63. Marriage ceremonies, 78.
Roman Catholic missions, attempts Spain, King of, acknowledged owner
to establish them in several Poly of Otaheite, 98.
nesian islands, 397. Their success Spanish discoveries in Pacific, 98.
in Gambier's Island, 398.
Spanish missionaries, Captain Cook
Romatane, exertions of this chief in denies any converts were made
the cause of religion, 227.
by them, 99. Imperfect success
Rum, its injurious effect on the peo among the Indians, 105.
ple of Polynesia, 120.
Stewart, Rev. C. S., his account of
Rurutoo, discovered by Cook, 212. the Sandwich Isles referred to,
Conversion of inliabitants, ib. 318, 327,329.
Visited by Mr Ellis, 215.
Surville, a French navigator, his
cruel conduct at New Zealand
Sandilands, Captain, peace main-
tained in Otaheite through his
Sandwich Islands, discovered by Taaroa, a deity of the Polynesians,
Captain Cook, 296. Position and 63, 64, 67.
extent, 297. Enterprise of the Taboo, observations on, 35. Nature
natives, 298-301. Iinportance of and extent of the custom, 306.
the local position for trading, 301. Manner in which this superstition
Means through which Christianity was abolished in the Sandwich
was introduced, 304. Abolition of Islands, 308.
idolatry, 311. King and queen Tama, worshipped in Polynesia,
visit England, 315. Death and 68.
character of the king, 316. Change Tamatoa, a convert to Christianity,
in the manners of the natives dur-/ his character and death noticed,
ing the last few years, 318-320, 178.
his character and to Christianity,
Tamehameha, rise of this chief, 299. nesia owing to, 22. Still of fre-
Cedes the sovereignty of his domin quent occurrence, 23-27. Action
ions to the British monarch, 300. of, 27, 28.
George III. assures him of his Voyages of discovery, motives which
friendship, 302. Character, 303. lead to these enterprises, 89.
His anxiety to introduce Chris-
Tamehameha II., suspicion evinced
by him in regard to the mis-
Waimate, one of the chief towns in
sionaries, 314. Learns to read
New Zealand, 353.
and write, ib. He and his queen
Waldegrave, Captain, his descrip-
visit England, where they die,
tion of the islands of Low Archi-
315. Character of this prince by
pelago, 191. Testimony as to the
Mr Ellis, 316. Kotzebue's account
value of a liturgy, 203.
of him, 317.
Wellington, fine situation of this
Tamehameha III., 328. Presides
Wesleyan missionaries, plan pur-
at the opening of a church,
sued by them in Tongataboo, 263.
Williams, Mr, division of the South
Tanna, cannibalism in this island,
281. Account of the natives, 282.
Sea Islands into classes by, 28.
Tasman, Tonga discovered by this
His opinion of the origin of the
navigator, 242; also New Zealand
language of Polynesia, 41. His
and Van Diemen's Land, 335.
work referred to, 62. Visits Ri-
Tonga or Friendly Islands, visited
matara, 216. Discovers Raro-
by Cook, 243, 244. Arrival of the
tonga, 225, 229. Introduces the
ship Duff, 245.
gospel into Aitutaki, 225. Arrives
Tongataboo, one of Friendly Isles,
at Mangaia, 226. Visits Naviga-
tors' Islands, 272. Murdered in
visited by Cook, 243. Cultivation
the New Hebrides at Erromango,
of the soil, 244. Conspiracy
against Cook, ib. Arrival of the
Duff, 245. Missionaries protected
Wilson, Captain, expedition under,
101. His account of the kindness
by the king, 247. Superstition of
the natives, 250. Favourable
shown by the king and queen of
character of the inhabitants, 253.
Visits the Pelew
Three missionaries murdered, 259.
Arrival of Mr Williams, 260. Cli-
Woahoo, results of missionary labour
mate and productions, 263.
in this island, 312. Improved man-
ners of the natives, 403.
Toobouai, situation of this island,
208. Christianity established, 210.
Celebrity of this spot, owing to its
being the refuge of the mutineers Xavier, Francis, his labours alluded
of the Bounty, 211.
Tooi, visit of this young chief to
Turnbull, his favourable testimony
Yate, Rev. William, his account
respecting the missionaries in Ota-
of New Zealand, 348, 351, 354,
358. His remarks on the Litur-
gical service, and the religious
belief of the natives, 417.
Vaiti, definition of the term, 64.
Vancouver, his account of the hom-
age paid to the young king of
Owhyhee, 53. Statement as to Zealand, New, practices at, 71.
certain changes in the language of Discovered, 335. Visited by Cook,
Polynesian tribes, 57. Inhabit 337. Where situated, 339. Soil,
ants of the Austral Isles described productions, and climate, 339, 340.
by him, 206. Visits the Sandwich Attempt of the French to form a
settlement in the country, 34).
Varua, meaning of the word, 64. Murder of the commander, and
Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Southern consequent massacre of the natives,
Ocean described by, 18.
342. Intercourse with Australia,
Vavaoo, an island of the Tonga 344. Character of the natives, 345.
group, governed by Finou, 255. One of them visits England, ib.
Volcanoes, present form of Poly The crew of the Boyd murdered,
3683-37 Iristiamontin unha prodo
345. Arrival of the church mis- | 362. Sovereignty of the British
sionaries, 347. Two chiefs visit monarch declared, 365. Advan-
England, 348. Protection given tages of this country, 367. Pre-
to the christian teachers in con sent state and aspect of the islands,
sequence, 349. Disadvantage to 368. Character of the natives,
this country from its not having a 368-371. Improvement produced
king over the whole group, ib. by Christianity, 372. Necessity
First report of the missionaries, for Britain continuing its attempts
350. Manner in which the Sun to civilize the inhabitants, 373.
day services are conducted, ib. Epidemic diseases introduced from
Progress of Christianity, and social intercourse with Europeans, 413.
improvement resulting therefrom, Change in the character of the
352-355. Cultivation of flax, 357. natives within a few years, 414.
Harbours, ib. Bishop of Austra Facilities for commerce, 423.
lia visits these islands, 358. A Exports, ib. Whale trade, 424.
bishop sent out from England, Zealand, New, Company, its forma-
360. Results of the missionary tion, 362.
labours, ib. Worst kind of Euro Zuniga, his opinion as to the origin
peans take refuge here, 361. First of the people of South Sea Islands,
attempt to colonize the country,
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