The king and people of Fiji: containing a life of Thakombau; with notices of the Fijians, their manners, customs, and superstitions, previous to the great religious reformation in 1854
Wesleyan conference office • London • Published In 1866 • Pages:
By: Waterhouse, Joseph.
AbstractThe author, a missionary, befriended the Vunivalu (war and executive chief) Cakobau (Thakombau), whom he converted to Christianity. Subjects covered range from general descriptions of court politics and etiquette to analysis of religious practices that led to the tragic killing and cannibalistic consumption of war captives and of some widows. Also covered are mythology, community organization, and specific features of inter-island warfare and of hosting guests—including missionaries, American mariners, and Tongan kings.
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- Teferi Abate Adem
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- By Joseph Waterhouse
- Thakombau, Chief of the Fiji Islands, 1817-1883