Makea Pori Ariki
|Makea Pori Ariki|
|High Chief of Te Au O Tonga|
Makea Pori Ariki (c. 1837)
|Predecessor||Makea Tinirau Ariki|
|Successor||Makea Davida Ariki|
|Died||28 October 1839|
|House||House of Te Au O Tonga|
|Dynasty||Makea Nui dynasty|
Makea Pori Ariki (b – 28 October 1839) was a sovereign of the Cook Islands. He was the ariki (king or high chief) of the Makea Nui (Great Makea) dynasty, one of the three chiefdoms of the Te Au O Tonga tribe on the island of Rarotonga.
He succeeded his father Makea Tinirau Ariki after his death in 1823. In the same year, the English missionary John Williams arrived at Rarotonga, intending to convert the population to Christianity. After agreeing to destroy their temple and the pagan idols of his tribe, Makea Pori Ariki was baptized in 1825.
He died on 28 October 1839 and was succeeded by his eldest son Makea Davida.
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