Teriimaevarua III

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Teriʻimaevarua III
Queen of Bora Bora
Terii Maeva Rua, Queen of Bora Bora.jpg
Reign 12 February 1873 – 21 September 1895
Predecessor Teriimaevarua II
Successor French Third Republic
Spouse Hinoi Pōmare
Issue Rehurehu Tuheiava (adoptive)
Itia Tuheiava (adoptive)
Full name
Ariʻi ʻOtare Teriʻimaevarua III
House House of Pōmare
Father Tamatoa V
Mother Moe a Maʻi
Born (1871-05-28)28 May 1871
Died 19 November 1932(1932-11-19) (aged 61)
Papeete, Tahiti

Ari'i-'Otare Teari'i-maeva-rua III Pomare (28 May 1871 – 19 November 1932) was the last Queen of the Tahitian island of Bora Bora from 1873 to 1895.

The third daughter of Prince Tamatoa-a-tu (Tamatoa V), King of Raʻiātea and Tahaʻa and Princess Moe-a-Mai, Ariʻi-ʻOtare became the Queen of Bora Bora on the death of her aunt Princess Teari'i-maeva-rua I Pomare, Queen of Bora Bora. She married Prince Teri'i Hinoi-a-tua Pomare, chief of Hitia'a in Bora Bora on 9 January 1884 and was divorced in 1887. Ari'i-'Otare produced no children of her own, so adopted her two younger step daughters; Princess Rehu-rehu Tuheiava and Princess Itia Tuheiava.[1]

Bora Bora was annexed by the French on 19 March 1888 without the consent of the native government, but royal power remain in effect until her abdication in 21 September 1895. She remained the head of the royal house of Bora Bora until her death.[2]


Regnal titles
Preceded by
Teriimaevarua II
Queen of Bora Bora
Succeeded by
French Third Republic