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VaiFSekona1975 02-09-2010 07:39 PM

Former Ruling Families of the Pacific
I would be intrested to hear/learn on any members that know of French Polynesia's Royal Families... I do know about them, but I would like to learn
what other members here in TRF know/find...
Thank you, Vai Sekona

Lumutqueen 02-09-2010 07:55 PM

Which royal families are you referring to?

VaiFSekona1975 02-09-2010 09:44 PM

The Pomare Family...
I believe that the Pomare Family and the French had a great deal to do with the downfall of other Cheifly families (Pomares' were one of many-families- with the French became supreme.)

VaiFSekona1975 02-14-2010 03:01 PM

I decided to document "Former Ruling Families" of Polynesia.
I do know that there is frequent contact between all of these families... so as soon as I start to get the information down, I will start to list names and places, if you also know, or would like to help are very welcome to...
enjoy/have fun/thank you, Vai Sekona

VaiFSekona1975 02-15-2010 02:59 AM

I started to collect information...
I will give the "Former Kingdoms(FK) Names", {its Present Name}
and the Presumed King or Queens'-(PK/Q) name or last King or Queen...

"Aotearoa" {New Zealand}
PK-Tuheitia Paki

"German Samoa, Western Samoa" {Independent State of Samoa}

"The Kingdom of Hawai'i" {U.S. State- Hawai'i}
PK/Q-Quentin Kuhio Kawananakoa

I will continue to update... V.S.

VaiFSekona1975 03-03-2010 01:21 PM

Hello in different Polynesian languages...(lol, a little bored...)

Tongan: Malo'e'lelei
Samoan: Talofa
Fijian: Bula
Tahitian: Ioarana
Hawaiian: Aloha
New Zealand: Kia ora
Marquesan: Kaoha
Rapa Nui (Easter Island): Iorana
Niuas: Fakaalofa

Warren 03-03-2010 02:34 PM

To keep things in order we have the following separate threads:

Other Reigning Houses

Kingdom of Tonga
Royalty of (Western) Samoa and other Pacific States - includes Wallis (Uvea)

Non-Reigning Houses

Royal Family of Hawaii
Royalty of New Zealand

VaiFSekona1975 03-03-2010 05:29 PM

Hey Warren...
Thank you, I wasn't ever sure where to post some of my postings and now that you've made, i've got somewhere to "lose myself"

Kasumi 07-09-2010 01:10 PM

The island of Futuna has a new King
71-year-old Polikalepo Kolivai, who is a traditional chief, was crowned king of Sigave during a traditional ceremony following his designation by the district council of chiefs.
According to Oceania Flash, his appointment by the council of chiefs has sparked criticism from at least two rival clans on the island, which say they were not consulted and that the right procedure had not been respected.
They say therefore they won’t recognise the new King.
Although itself a republic, France recognises the three kingdoms of Wallis, Alo and Sigave and grants them some influence on local matters.
News Content - Radio New Zealand International
More - here and here
List of kings of Sigave - Wiki
Wallis and Futuna - Wiki

Kasumi 05-03-2011 11:49 PM

Prince Raanui Daunassans-Pomare, part of the royal Pomare dynasty of Tahiti, visited late last week to cast his eye over the painting of the Tahitian princess, which he last saw hanging in the villa of his grandmother, Princess Takau Pomare, in Nice.
Te Papa spent more than two years negotiating with Christie's to buy the painting, which was put up for auction by Prince Raanui's siblings unknown to him.

According to Wikipedia, Poedua was a Raiatea princess, daughter of Orea or Orio, King of Ulietea in Tahiti. She was taken hostage together with father, brother, and husband during the third voyage of James Cook in exchange for two sailors that deserted on to the island. The hostages were enticed on board HMS Discovery and imprisoned till Orea secured the return of the deserters.- Source

Kavebear 07-06-2011 12:48 AM

Royalty of Tahiti
Many people may not know that Tahiti and many of it's neighboring islands were once Kingdoms with their own flags, laws, government, and royal families before they were annexed by France in the 1880s. I'm going to post some info about royalties from this region as I start looking into their history.

To begin with from the first Western contact to 1880, the Society Islands (the island group, sometimes just call Tahiti even though that just one island) were made up of FOUR different kingdoms. ancient Kingdom: Kingdom of Tahiti, consisting of Tahiti, Moorea, Meetia and the Tetiaroa group. Kingdom of Huahine, comprising Huahine proper and Tupemanu. Kingdom of Ra'iatea, comprising the islands of Ra'iatea and Tahaa. Kingdom of Bora Bora, comprising the islands of Bora Bora proper, Motuiti, Maupiti and Mapateia. I always thought they were eventually united just like Hawaii was. But no, unlike Hawaii, these islands were never united for more than a few years when their kings and queens married each other. For the most time, until they were annexed by France, they were seperate kingdoms just like what Hawaii would have been like prior to the 1750s.

Kavebear 07-07-2011 02:45 AM

Pomare: Royal Family of Tahiti
Crown of King Pomare III of Tahiti
Some Stamps with King Pomare I, Queen Pomare IV, and King Pomare V. And postcard with royalty of Tahiti were common in the 1900s
Palace back in the days and Pomare V's tomb
Modern day replica serves as town hall. So they torned the original down

Kavebear 07-07-2011 02:55 AM

Royalty of the Marquesas Islands
Queen Vahekehu at 75 The Queen in her youth
Vaekehu Moanatini and sister. descendants Moanatini, the nephew of Queen Mother Vaekehu (don't known which Vaekehu or Vahekehu is which)
Tomb of Vaekehu Moanatini with her two husbands and children
Vahekehu: Le roi et sa famile...........and .............Temoana, chief of Nuku Hia

Kavebear 08-27-2011 01:17 PM Queen Joanna Mara'u Ta’aroa Tepa’u Salmon was actually of part Jewish descent from her father Alexander Salmon (Solomon) who married her mother Tahitian princess Taimai, the adoptive daughter of Queen Pomare IV.

Kavebear 08-27-2011 01:18 PM

Claimants to the Tahitian throne
Tahiti news report - Tahitian Press Agency
Tahitian royal descendant launches political party
Royal ceremony held in Tahiti

Lenora 12-26-2011 08:05 PM

Hohepa Morehu-Barlow ,an impostor, claimed he is a Tahitian and Maori prince ,but his pretentions have been rejected.
No end to tale-spinner's stories - National - NZ Herald News

Kasumi 12-27-2011 07:19 AM


Originally Posted by Lenora (Post 1350794)
Hohepa Morehu-Barlow ,an impostor, claimed he is a Tahitian and Maori prince ,but his pretentions have been rejected...

Since Mr Morehu-Barlow is not royal himself, this info had been already posted into 'Exposing imposters' thread.

Lenora 12-28-2011 04:55 PM

Real Tahitian royal is modest man more at home wearing just shorts and T-shirt
Real Tahitian royal is modest man more at home wearing just shorts and T-shirt | Courier Mail

Kavebear 01-11-2012 10:59 PM

Tahitian prince reunited with princess |

Kavebear 01-12-2012 12:34 AM

For anybody who understands French...:)
Les Pomare - FR - YouTube

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