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European writings on the Tongan islands prior to intensive Christian missionary activities provide a historic baseline of culture for those interested in culture change in Tonga, the only Polynesian island group never ruled by outsiders.
Enele Ma'afu, son of Aleamotu'a, Tu'i Kanokupolu, grew up during a time of unprecedented social and political change in Tonga and led an equally amazing life.
This biography of Queen Salote of Tonga is also a political and social history of the kingdom of Tonga between 1900 - 1965. Learn about the role of rank, status and of the leading families and the Queen's skill in keeping the loyalty of her people.
Germans in Tonga is the culmination of an eight-year research project gathering biographical material on over 350 Germans who lived in Tonga over a 110-year period between 1822 - 1932.
A bibliography of hundreds of books on Tonga, containing references to books on chronology, maps, travellers' accounts, flora and fauna, religion, society, literature, and much more.
Read inspirational stories of achievers who have Tongan ancestry. It includes legends, historical figures, and contemporary heroes like Manu Vatuvei, Jonah Lomu, The Jets, and Dr Konai Helu Thaman.
This book lists the names of World War One soldiers with their military details, family information, awards, and their deaths. Photographs, an overview of their service and a chronology of events are also included.
This book lifts the lid on many contemporary social issues and dilemmas facing South Pacific nations. The issues that led to the unprecedented Nuku'alofa Riots in 2006 are among topics explored by the book.
Ko e Abstract ko e fakamā'opo'opo 'i he lea faka-Pilitāniá 'e 'Olivia Fukofuka Fulivai. Text in Tongan.
In November 1806, the damaged Port-au-Prince arrived at what Captain Cook had called the Friendly Islands. William Charles Mariner (1791-1853) was among the few crew members to survive the trip, then residing in Tonga for four years. Text in English.
In November 1806, the damaged Port-au-Prince arrived at what Captain Cook had called the Friendly Islands. William Charles Mariner (1791-1853) was among the few crew members to survive the trip, then residing in Tonga for four years. Text in Tongan.
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