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group, 286. Barbarous condition teachers, 147. Cause of their dis-
of the natives, ib.

persion, 152.

Return in 1811,
Lyell, his remarks on the forms of 154. Forced by circumstances to
the coral isles, 26.

become traders, 166. Gratifying

results of their labours, 235. In-

trusive disposition manifested by

them in the Sandwich Islands, 323.
Malacca, attack by the King of Remarks on the changed character
Acheen on, 43.

of the South Sea Islanders, said to
Malays, nautical character of the,

be in consequence of the strict laws
34. Resemblance between them

enforced by them, 404.
and the people of the South Sea

Missionary enterprise, remarks on,
Islands, 37. Their fisheries long

392, 395. Results, 398.
established on the coast of New

Missionary Society, when first form-
Holland, 43.

ed, 101.
Mangaia, treatment of the mission-

Missions, little good effected at first
aries in this island, 226.

by them, 104. Probable causes of
Mariner, William, particulars re-

this failure, 105, 391. Civilisation
lated by him respecting the first

and morality introduced in Poly-
missionaries in Tonga, 258.

nesia owing to their efforts, 125,
Marion, a French commander, visits 240.

New Zealand, where he is mur- Mosaical Law, interest in the cere-
dered, 342.

monies of the, shown by the South
Marquesas, when first discovered Sea Islanders, 72.
by Mendana, 181. Climate, ib.

Motives for renewing intercourse
Products, ib. Cannibalism, 182. with the Society Islanders, 95.
Description of natives, ib. Visited Mountainous Islands, 28.
by Cook, 183. Dædalus arrives,

Mowee, progress of religion and
184. Bennett's account of these

learning in this island, 408.
isles, 190. The gospel makes small Mythological ballads, notice of those
progress in them, 399. Romish

in use among the Polynesian tribes,
missionaries land at this station, 49.

Matavai, this district ceded to the

missionaries, 136, 140.
Mauke, one of the Hervey group,

Nautilus, unfortunate results from
noticed, 224. Visited by Lord

the visit of this vessel at Otaheite,
Byron, 228. Church described,


Navigators' Islands, human sacri-
Melanesia, or Black Islands, 21. fices unknown, 71. Their situa-
Mendana, visit of this navigator to

tion, 267. Appearance of the
the Marquesas, 182.

country, 268. Manners of the in-
Metempsychosis, 74.

habitants, 269. Visited by Wil-
Missionaries, improvement in the

liams, 271. Introduction of Chris-
Polynesian isles caused by, 18, 62, tianity, 273. Mixed reasons which
116. Question put to them by the

led to the conversion of the chiefs
Polynesians respecting the origin and others, 275. Good effects of
of evil, 73. Their statements as

the advice of the missionaries in
to sorcery, 83. The spirit and zeal

putting an end to a dreadful con-
displayed by, 90, 92. First land-

test, 276. First missionary meet-
ing at Otaheite, 101. Remarks on ing, 277. Improvement in the
the modes of conveying divine

manners of the people of these is-
knowledge to the heathen, 103. lands, ib. Remains of Mr Wil-
Zeal and perseverance manifested

liams interred, 285.
by these teachers, 111. Evil may

Nelson, settlement formed at this
be mingled with the good effected, place, 366.
112. Testimony in their favour,

Nicholson, Port, colony established
115. Conspiracy formed against

there, 363. Noticed, 366.
them, ib. Mechanical arts taught Noukahiva, or Martin's Island, de-
by, 122, 136. Their attempts to

scribed, 191. Habits of the natives,
put a stop to infanticide and hu-

man sacrifice, 139. Miseries en-
dured by these devoted men, 144.

Second arrival at Otaheite of these Obookiah, notice of this youth, 304.

Ohittahoo, attempts to introduce people, 32, 378, 384, 385. Pro-

Christianity into this island, 187. bability that they migrated from
Omai, brought to England by Cook, Asia, 36. Their resemblance to

133. Visits Atiu on his way home, the Malays, 37, 41. Observations

on the language, 38. Distance
Oro, the god of war, 58, 70.

from Sumatra, 42. Description
Orsmond's translation of the Otahei- of the several classes of inhabi-
tan account of the Deluge, 65. tants, 43.

Climate and scenery,
Otaheite, notices of, 20... Its physi-

46. Character of the people, 47.
cal origin, 28. Distinction of caste Ancient monuments, 49. My-
in, 35. Manners of the inhabitants, thological ballads, ib. Form of
77. Arrival of the Bounty, 96. government, 51, 58. Reverence
Fruits peculiar to the country, shown to the king, 51. Different
97. Visit of Spanish missionaries, orders of society, 55. Regal cere-
98. The supremacy of the King monies, 57. National assemblies,
of Spain acknowledged, ib. Re- 59. Laws, 60. Human sacrifices,
spect shown to the Lord's-day, 123. 61, 382. Notions of religion, 62.
Civilisation introduced by mis- Traditions of the Deluge, 64.
sions, 125. Visited by Captain Species of worship, 67. Honours
Wallis, 132. Arrival of Cook, 133. shown to the dead, 69. Religious
Reinforcement of missionaries, devotees, 70. Belief in a future
147. Their treatment, 148. Po- state, 71. Inquiries respecting the
mare returns from exile, 156. resurrection of the body, 73. In-
Conversions to Christianity in- tellectual powers, 74.

crease after this event, 157. Im- capacity of the inhabitants, 75.
provement in the people conse- Physical attributes, 76. Duration
quent on this change, 396. At- of life, 77. Marriage ceremonies,
tempt to establish a Roman Cath- 78. Belief in sorcery, 81. Public
olic mission, 397. Productions.of entertainments, 85. Improved
the island, 422.

character of the people owing to
Otoo, one of the rulers of Otaheite, missionary enterprise, 117, 235.

96, 99. His notions as to religion, Remarks on the past and present
111. Conduct to the missionaries, state of these islands, 377. Resem-
142, 145. Assumes the title of blance in religious usages to the
Pomare II. on the death of his Asiatics, 378. First intercourse
father, 150. Learns to write, 151. between Europeans and the na-
Professes Christianity, 154 ; and tives attended by fatal diseases,
is baptized, 171.

393. Commercial enterprise at
Ouapoa, or Trevennien's Island, the present time, 420.

Polypes, coral, notices of, 23, 25.
Owhyhee noticed, 297. Improve- Pomare, motives, which led him

ments introduced by foreigners to abjure idolatry, 104. His
into this island, 300.

delight in seeing the mission-
aries at work as smiths, 137. His

reluctance to allow them to de-

part, 143.

Kindness shown to
Pelew Islands, visited by Captain them by this prince, 145. His

Wilson, 290. Character of the death noticed, 150. Etymology of

natives, ib. Productions, 291. the name, 151.
Perouse, La, his observations on the Pomare II. His letter to the Lon-

language of the natives of the South don Missionary Society, 151. His
Sea Islands, 38.

conversion to Christianity, 154.
Pitcairn's Island, its occupation by Effect of his clemencyon the people,
the mutineers of the Bounty, 96.

158. Orders the idols' temple to
Noticed, 192. Described, 200. be destroyed, ib. Prayer composed
Good conduct of natives, 203.

by him, 159. He throws off the
Polarity of the mountains in South- first sheet printed in the South
ern Ocean, 23.

Sea Islands, 162. Large church
Polygamy, 60, 72, 79.

erected by his means, 169. His
Polynesia, discovery of, 18. Situa- baptism, 171. His death, 172.

tion, 21. Colour of natives, ib. Statement of Mr Ellis respecting
First application of the name, 22. him, 173.
Volcanic action in, ib. Smaller Pomare III. Coronation, 174. His
archipelagos, 23. Origin of the death, 175.


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,
Hebrides described by this navi-

406. Decrease of the population,

410. Causes which may lead to
gator, 283.

this result, 412. Americans enjoy
nearly all the trade carried on

between these islands and other
Raatira, or chief, 80.

countries, 422.
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
aries, 207.

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.
Hurricanes, 234.

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 inhabitants, ib. 318, 327,329.
Visited by Mr Ellis, 215.

Surville, a French navigator, his

cruel conduct at New Zealand

noticed, 340.
Sandilands, Captain, peace main-
tained in Otaheite through his

intervention, 177.
Sandwich Islands, discovered by Taaroa, a deity of the Polynesians,

Captain Cook, 296. Position and 63, 64, 67.
extent, 297. Enterprise of the Tabóo, 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
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.



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-

tianity, 303-306.
Tamehameha II., suspicion evinced

Waimate, one of the chief towns in
by him in regard to the mis-
sionaries, 314. Learns to read

New Zealand, 353.
and write, ib. He and his queen

Waldegrave, Captain, his descrip-

tion of the islands of Low Archi-
visit England, where they die,
315. Character of this prince by

pelago, 191. Testimony as to the
Mr Ellis, 316. Kotzebue's account Wellington, fine situation of this

value of a liturgy, 203.
of him, 317.
Tamehameha III., 328. Presides

town, 366.
at the opening of a church,

Wesleyan missionaries, plan pur-

sued by them in Tongataboo, 263.
Tanna, cannibalism in this island, Williams, Mr, division of the south
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

of the soil, 244.

the New Hebrides at Erromango,
against Cook, ib. Arrival of the Wilson, Captain, expedition under,

Duff, 245. Missionaries protected

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.

Otaheite, ib. Visits the Pelew
Three missionaries murdered, 259.

Islands, 290.
Arrival of Mr Williams, 260. Cli-

Woahoo, results of missionary labour
mate and productions, 263.

in this island, 312. Improved man-
Toobouai, situation of this island,

ners of the natives, 403.
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.

to, 90.
Tooi, visit of this young chief to
England, 374.

Turnbull, his favourable testimony

Yate, Rev. William, his account
respecting the missionaries in Ota-

of New Zealand, 348, 351, 354,
heite, 115.

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
Isles, 298.

settlement in the country, 341.
Varua, meaning of the word, 64. Murder of the commander, and
Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Southern consequentmassacre 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,

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, 33.


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