Titre : Missionary Life in the Southern Seas
Auteur : James Hutton
Editeur : Henry S. King & Co – Londres
Date : 1874
CHAPTER I. – TAHITI.
Discovery of the Pacific Ocean by Vasco Nunez de Balboa—Magellan names the Western Ocean—Polynesia—The mountainous, the hilly, the coralline islands—Two distinct races of inhabitants— Tamatoa — Matetau — Natural disposition of the South Sea Islanders— Visit of Omai to England—Cowper’s lines—Revival of religious feeling in the British Isles— Spanish and Portuguese mode of conversion—Captain Cook’s aberration of judgment — Formation of the London Missionary Society—Captain Wilson’s strange career—The Duff sails for Tahiti,
CHAPTER II. – Tahiti—continued.
Discovery of Tahiti by Quiros—Visited by Wallis, De Bougainville, and Cook—The Georgian and Society Islands— Two Spanish ships —Arrival of the Duff—Friendly reception of the missionaries— The ex-King Pomare—Haamanemane, the high priest— Description of Tahiti — Mechanic arts — Linguistic studies — Human sacrifices—Their disuse and abolition.
CHAPTER III. – Tahiti—continued.
Infanticide—Mr Williams’s experiences -Modes of infanticide—Mo tives—The Areois— Extirpation of the practice—The children’s festival at Raiatea—Second despatch of the Duff—Failure of the enterprise—Arrival of the Nautilus in Matavai Bay—IU-usage of the missionaries — Disruption of the party — Evil influence of European seamen—Singular mode of baptism—The missionaries’ letter to the Society—Critical position—Assassination of the high priest—Murder of Mr Lewis,
CHAPTER IV. – Tahiti—continued.
Erection of the first Christian chapel in the South Seas—Pomare’s offering—Reinforcement of missionaries—First preaching tour— The Atehuru rebellion—The mission-house turned into a fortalice —Suspension of hostilities—Perversity of the natives—Death of Pomare I. — King’s letter to the London Missionary Society— Letters from home—Renewal of hostilities—Defeat of Pomare II. —Break-up of the South Sea Mission.
CHAPTER V. – Tahiti—continued.
Glimmerings of hope—Domestio trials—Pomare in search of truth— First two converts— Many are added to the Church—Destruction of idols— Progress of inquiry—First and last martyr—Conspiracy to massacre the Christians in Tahiti—Battle of Narii—Defeat of the idolaters— Extirpation of idolatrous worship, ….
CHAPTER VI. – INTRODUCTION OF CIVILISATION.
Printing-press at work—Interest evinced by Pomare—Excitement of the islanders—The Haweis—A. missionary idyll— Religious condition of Huahine— Introduction of industrial arts—Lime-burning —Mr Williams’s ingenuity— He builds a ship—First trip Of the Messenger of Peace—Rats at Rarotonga—A graceful demonstration of gratitude—Native huts— Europeanised cottages, … 76
CHAPTER IX. – THE AUSTRAL ISLANDS : SAVAGE ISLAND.
Rapa—Savage inhabitants— Visited by Mr Ellis—Their rapid conversion—Raivavai, or High Island—Christianity easily introduced— Tubuai—Reclaimed from idolatry—Eimatara— Emancipation of the women—Rurutu—Salutary effects of an epidemic—Overthrow of idolatry—Savage island—Ferocity of the inhabitants, . . 124
CHAPTER XI. – THE MARQUESAS. THE DANGEROUS ARCHIPELAGO.
The Spaniards at Tahuata— Captain Cook in Resolution Bay—The first missionaries—Defection of Mr Harris—Mr Crook’s devotedness— General description of the group—Cannibalism—Personal appearance of the natives—Tatauing—Failure of the missionaries and teachers—The Low or Dangerous Archipelago, … 157
Langue : Anglais
Type : Monographie imprimée
Droits : Domaine public
Source : Université de Harvard
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