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What happened to the town after 2006 riots?Wai Hong 03:12, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
- For a long time nothing. Finally in 2009 rebuilding started, to be finished somewhere in 2011. --Tauʻolunga (talk) 06:27, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
Nuku'alofa is still standing
What make a town strong? It is not the houses and road, it rather the people of the town who stand up to protect and later rebuild the town.
The write up of the history part is based on Capt Cook and George Vason one of the old references that could be found about Tonga. I am still looking at Capt Cook writing of 1743 where he still used the European names of Tonga Tapu and Eua. I am also looking at Tasman's journal where he was the first European to discovered Tonga Tapu and named the two islands.
PUAKATAU LA !LA! LAND DEFINITION
Nuku'alofa definition by Puakatau means: Land of Love . My goodness !what a stupid definition.We are now in Alice in Wonderland story time now!!
Nuku'alofa was the name given by Taufa'ahau ( King Siaosi Tupou 1) to his residence in Kolomotu'a. Nuku'alofa came into existence in 1826, and it was the name given to the ground where the current,Royal Palace is located. In late 1840's, the name, Nuku'alofa was not only refer to where the Royal Palace is, but it's also refer to the capital of Tonga, which the centre for headquarters Tonga Government. Therefore from 1845 to this date, Nuku'alofa is more about the capital or headquarters of Government of Tonga than, about the current Royal Palace location.
The definition of meaning of Nuku'alofa by Puakatau, is absolute rubbish! and false. I just wonder how this stupid idiot, Puakatau, is allowed to get away with this misleading and false information on the topic?
- Agree, a lot seems to be Puakatau's own inventions. On the other hand Vason's reference seems honest, and also Mariner already mentions the name Nukuʻalofa around 1800. The problem is that little is written down of Tongan traditions, most is orally transferred over the generations. And different families have different, sometimes very different histories to tell.
- The general opinion is that nuku means village rather than land (cognate with the Samoan, Tahitian, etc. nuʻu), and ʻalofa means love, hence «abode of love». But both words are archaic, kolo and ʻofa being the normal words, so who knows what was in Tongan the original meaning. --Tauʻolunga (talk) 06:24, 14 August 2010 (UTC
Myths and References
Haha!! Thanks guys, that is why we called it MYTHS as in the word FANANGA in Tongans. It is just like Anacrossans writing here is all FANANGA where we can not really proved as it was a history by story telling.
The refence part is the only part that can be verified as you can read all the references from Vason 1810, Mariner 1817 and the Missionaries ( John Thomas and others) from 1826, there was Nuku'alofa being mention but with spelling in pre-Tongan writing and later to the current spelling after the Missionaries created the Tongan alphabet .
Kolomotu'a was never mention until post 1875 by the government of Tonga....lol...
Notes classic Tongan language are very similar to other polynesian dialect.
Nuku = Nu'u = land but not villages as in kolo or colo.
I suggest there was no kolo in the area at that time so this part of Tonga was not inhabitated as it was swampy while Mu'a nad Hihifo were the only two part inhabitated.
Anacrossan, my writing is based on referenced material from people who was in Nuku'alofa in 1797 and other later years. My writing is neutral as I dont claimed fame and glory based on family bullsh... but in real history. I propose that you read the references and learn something.Puakatau (talk) 15:36, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
I DO AGREE THAT THIS IS PUAKATAU OWN INTERPRETATION OF NUKU'ALOFA. I HOPE PUAKATAU PUT HIS OWN INTERPRETATION OF NUKU'ALOFA TO THE KING OF TONGA, AND WE SEE THE RESPONSE! IT WILL BE A FUNNY SIGHT TO SEE ! MAY BE PUAKATAU(BOAR) WILL COME OUT WITH LOTS OF CRACKLING AS RESULT OF THE ROAST ! A ROASTING BOAR ( PUAKATAU) WITH LOTS OF CRACKLINGS !
THE KING WILL APPRECIATE THE RESEARCHED ARTICLE
I am sure the King will appreciate the effort and researched going into this article. READ THE REFERENCES and you will see how the European who can write and read started to record the history of Tonga. I believe the King is educated and he can read english and know how to check out the references. That will be the sign of educated people.
- I am afraid that in this argument, not worthy to any Wikipedian, I have to favour Puakatau, and I do not see the problems posed by Anacrossan. Many places on earth derive their original name from sometimes very irrelevant happenings, so why could this not have happened to Nukuʻalofa? Even though the words are archaic in Tongan, comparison with other Polynesian languages point very clear to what is now taken as the standard translation: abode of love. Having stated this once without fuzz, what else do we want of a Wikipedian? And then the paragraphs about the earliest references of the name in literature, completely annotated, what else do we want of a Wikipedian?
- By the way kolo, village, is cognate with the Fijian koro, so it well possible that this word did not infiltrate in the Tongan language until the 18th century, replacing nuku. Names of villages such as Kolovai may be much more recent than names such as Nukuleka. --Tauʻolunga (talk) 07:33, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
Very interesting when you mention Kolovai as a recent name. I believe that as Hihifo in all the early writing in Tonga was mention that is where the bats were hanging. SO that area was known as hihifo. Fo'ui was also mention recently by the missionaries that they were the people who were Christian and Ata the Chief of Hihifo was not a Christian. So Christian people of Hihifo have to leave the kolo and stay outside the Kolo, thus the settlement of Fo'ui.
Kolo (colo or koro) versus Nuku (Nu'u)
Ta'olunga, if kolo, likely to be the later influence of Fiji while the Polynesian languages used Nuku or nu'u or the older version of our language, it seemed to agree that:
1. Nuku'alofa (mention by 1797), Nukuleka and Nukunuku may be older viliages while on the other hand, Kolovai (Hihifo), Kolomotu'a (original site for Nuku'alofa thus old settlement of Nuku'alofa) and Kolofo'ou (new settlement of Nuku'alofa) is more of the later name used. Puakatau (talk) 19:49, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
Can we used this Map
A copy of the Map of Nuku'alofa Bay by Captain Cook in 1777 can be found in the reference below with the name "Bay of Tongataboo":
Captain James Cook, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, 1783, page 277.
The reference can be available online and read online.
1. Does that mean we can used the map here or is it Copy Right material?
2. How can we copy and saved the Map into Wikipedia for our use?
Please do not edit BLOCK QUOTE
Thanks for all other editors contributing but have to ask that editors dont edit block quote as that is from the original reference and all spelling and grammatical errors are from the original writing.
Someone delete a section from the arrival of Christianity in Nuku'alofa and the whole idea is to demonstrate to the readers that Nuku'aola is the only original name for the area when written by the LMS, Methodist and Catholic missionaries.
I am not the original authors, however I am trying to delete some of the maps and section as it is more appropriate for the Tonga article then to Nuku'alofa article.Puakatau (talk) 17:46, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
The other locations in Nuku'alofa and Tonga: NukuNuku, Nukuleka, Nukunukumotu, Tu'anuku,etc. are all connected to the name : NUKU'ALOFA.
The other area I dispute, are that, the quotations/ citations provided by Puakatau in this article are false and fake !. For example, This article quoted that Vason, quoted Nuku'alofa in 1797. Also, this article quoted that Father Chevron, quoted Nuku'alofa in 1842. Also this article mention that Mariner quoted Nuku'alofa in 1810? May I point out that these quotations or citations are false. The name, Nuku'alofa was never existed in 1797, 1810's and 1842 a question mark on it ! May I point out that NUKU'ALOFA, was only exists in 1826. The name , Nuku'alofa was refers only, to the Royal Residence of Taufa'ahau( King Siaosi Tupou 1) in Tongatapu (current Royal Palace in Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu).
Puakatau article on Nuku'alofa is very much like a FAIRYLAND STORY !
Anacrossan, go and read the book that was published by George Vason in 1810. This time our granfathers were still eating each others...lol.. Our grand fathers were not able to read and write since that will only come post 1826 after Mr Thomas arrived with the Methodist missionaries.
All the refences were first hand account wrote by people at that time. The spelling is different from each others as they wrote according to how the words sound to them, the Tongan alphabet were developed later post 1826.
Can you even verify your claimed? Is this another 1/2 Niumeitolu-Tauali'i fairy story and claim to fame...lol.. Just look at what you wrote about Nuku'alofa never exist by 1842 and only 1826. Does not even make sense.
THE NAME : NUKU'ALOFA NEVER EXISTED UNTIL 1826 !
OUT OF TOUCH, PUAKATAU AND STOP THE LIES !
It is clear that Puakatau does not have any idea on the topic he is writing about on Nuku'alofa ! To make those false comments which I am not going to repeat here, does reflects his ignorance on Tonga and Nuku'alofa.
What I have stated in my previous discussion and again here, that Vason never mentioned Nuku'alofa or any similar sound / pronounciation that rhyme like Nuku'alofa ! They all made up by Puakatau !
The title, Nuku'alofa never mentioned and never recorded by any records or by missionaries, etc, before 1826 ! It's all made up by Puakatau ! All Puakatau's own versions to serve his self interest.
I take your point, Tau'olunga, however I question ,did Mariner wroted Nuku'alofa in his journal or record ? Or the Nuku'alofa bit was added to it later on, by a third person?
If the book by Mariner was published in 1810 as Ta'olunga mention...thats mean the book was printed in 1810 with NUKUALOFA printed in the book..that mean the word and spelling Nukualofa exist in 1810...lol..Puakatau (talk) 17:09, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
Nuku'alofa was never existed until 1826. Nuku'alofa was the title given by Taufa'ahau to his residence at Tongatapu(current Royal Palace location at Nuku'alofa), in 1826.
- Even if it was added later, (highly improbable), then still the first print was 1817. Anyway, whatever the old age of the name (i.e. 18th century or even earlier) still makes it well possible that the Nukuʻalofa we know nowadays was founded 1826. --Tauʻolunga (talk) 05:05, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
May be not, Tauolunga. Because Nuku'alofa was the initial and the first time Nuku'alofa, existed was when Taufa'ahau named his first residence in Tongatapu as Nuku'alofa (Nuku-'alo-'ofa-atu).
This Nuku in Nuku'alofa ,was the first Tu'uakifa of Taufa'ahau. This Nuku, a Samoan, did have great effect on the ongoing success of Taufa'ahau in the battles,i.e. Battle of Velata, in Negele'ia and Hule battle. This Nuku returns to Samoa and later as Malietoa when his father died.
Also apart from this Nuku as a title of a person from Samoa, nuku in Tonga usually refers to a certain type of small canoe, which usually carry to a maximum of 5/6 people only. Anacrossan (talk) 03:45, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
Anacrossan Fairy Story
Thanks Ta'olunga for giving Anacrossan some light....lol.. Yes Mr Mariner wrote about Nuku'alofa Fort as he was part of 'Ulukalala's forces that destroy the Nuku'alofa Fort...
Mr Mariner book was published in 1817, nine years before Mr Thomas arrived and recorded events and developed the Old Tongan alphabet as shown with the Bible Old publish or how the old people say in Tongan, koe paaki motu'a.
Mr Vason arrived with 10 missionaries from the London Missionary Society in 1797, he stayed in Tonga for four years where he recorded Mumui as King, Tuku'aho installation and murder, while staying with Mulikiha'amea he also recorded and describe the Mulikiha'amea's Household, the beginning of the Civil War and how Muliki Ha'amea was killed. Mr Vason book was first published in 1810 with later published edition.
Nuku'alofa were recorded over the years before Tongan alphabet and to the modern Tongan alphabet as these:
1797 published in 1810: Noogollefa by George Vason, first Missionary.
1817: Nioocalofa by William Mariner
Post 1826: Nukualofa by Mr Thomas Old published document.
1842: Noukou-Alofa by Father Chevron, first Catholic Missionary.
Post 1945: Nuku'alofa by the modern Tongan alphabet.
Anacrossan claim is unsupported and she has to remember that Taufa’ahau was in Ha’apai as King and his first recorded to visit to Nuku’alofa by the Missionaries were in March 1827, Nuku’alofa were already recorded 17 years before when Vason’s book was published in 1810.
THE RUBBISH FROM PUAKATAU
I think that Vason was in Tonga for only 4 years and his journal or information on Tonga was published by someone else, not Vason. New to your ears the truth, Puakatau because you are still collecting rubbish from everywhere !
The title of G Vason books stated your he was in tonga for 4 years and you act as your information...lol.. These are the title of his books:
"An authentic narrative of four years at Tongataboo, one of the Friendly Islands" by G Vason with an appendix by J Scot and edit by S Piggot, printed by Longman, London, Bingham in 1810. This is the one used for the references.
"An authentic narrative of four years residence at Tongataboo, one of the Friendly Islands" by G Vason with an appendix and edit by S Piggot, printed by London, Warrington in 1815
"Narrative of the late George Vason with a preliminary essay on the Geography of the Friendly Islands by James ?? printed in Derby 1840
Anacrossan you may have the last book, it is OK as a start but also need to read the first book as part of his original work. I am not really surprise but you have come a long way. You can now read the books and other books by the Methodist, LMS and Catholic Missionaries before we can discuss this further. thank you Anacrossan. Puakatau (talk) 05:23, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
NUKU'ALOFA A LAND OF LOVE, BY PUAKATAU
A land of love, according to Puakatau! Nuku'alofa is indeed, according to Puaktau is a , Land of Love. The introduction of the article and Puakatau's own definition or interpretation of meaning of Nuku'alofa, in his introduction is a good indication that this article is a Fairy tale story. The original edit was more a non bias and balance piece of writing. This second editing which is done by Puakatau is all made up by Puakatau, to serve his own vested interest.
Puakatau has erased the original edit of Nuku'alofa and then put in his own fairy land story on Nuku'alofa.
This pattern of behaviour is a common behaviour of Puakatau ! Even a wikipedia article on Taufa'ahau, King George 1, does not escape from Puakatau,vandalism and fairy tale story !
To my view the original edit should be restored. Puakatau edit on Nuku'alofa, should be deleted because it is just another fairy tale story, of his. As Puakatau said he is, "Blowing his own Trumpet!".
Read the References
Do you know what is vandalism?...lol..obviously not that is why administrator wrote to you and explain what is Vadalism to you.
The Nuku'alofa page was edit to reflect what is the real history and how the early record of Nuku'alofa was recorded by the people who can read and write. I guess cant read as nothing seemed to sink into her.
Just follow the references or do you need me to explain how to do it...lol...AGAIN..
Anacrossan is the original editor to some of the Tongan History pages and it was all wrote up to carry the claimed that NAMOA was KING...lol.. That notion of Namoa was King have been deleted by the Administrator as unresourced and can not be verified by anyone as there was no Inline Citation after 3 years of writing her claimed to be King.
I have rewrite most pages but some are still out there, fairy story with no verification by a reliable source. That is what we call "blowing your own trumpet" as there are noone who can verify your story after 3 years. Only some of the crooked Niumeitolu Family and some Tauali'i wannabe and of course that lady Bing Bong who put it up under the PMO while it was only her who work in that department while the King's list in the same website reflect the real history....lol.. Wannabe KingPuakatau (talk) 04:43, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
MYTH AND FALSE INFORMATION !
I am not repeating again the false and myths reiterated by Puakatau in this article, Nuku'alofa. One has to just look at the "Land of Love" Puakatau's own trumpet blowing version and gets the message, that this is a FairyLand story !
Also Puakatau, stop going around and steal others articles including this article ! Quite an interesting but maybe a genetic and learned behaviour, this stealing character of Puakatau !
Genetic ? It Must Be
As the Kolomotu'a people describe this family Anacrossan is coming from, it is one of their own who was well known from stealing and burgular that he will even steal from their own neighbours in Kolomotu'a. He will steal pigs, Tongan stuff and even your laundry...lol... It was when he started doing peeping tom stuff around Kolomotu'a that he was beaten up and end up in hospital like paralysed and kept in the hospital. Yes I can conclude that this is Genetic that they will even steal from their own clan in Kolomotu'a with the Namoa as King claimed. When was this claimed first come up in public, it must be very recent, post 1990s but this is the the first time we come across this claim in PUBLIC.
Further more from the same family if you are the person who posted it in your PMO site, your branch of the family has the worst sinful crime in Tonga and you know it. So before you Blow Your Trumpet here and then end up on the fie'eiki side when we challenged it as it should be challenged with facts, Puakatau will show you your family laundry and that is why stop saying stupid things at people as they will tell us about you people.
You can only have to check the Tourism brochure in Tonga and Ta'olunga was right that the expression used by the Tongan is: Abode of Love as the word Nuku is translated vs kolo.
FALSE AND MYTHS !
I reiterated again that Puakatau version on Nuku'alofa is quite a false piece of information which based on Puakatau's own myths. Puakatau 's Nuku'alofa edit / version should be shifted and put it under, the fiction category like Fairy tale stories category !
My claim still stands that this Puakatau behaviour of stealing others articles must have been a genetic and learned behaviour.
His stealing behaviour is quite evident,even this article, Nuku'alofa ! Here we see Puakatau in action with his stealing nature, stealing the article, never share ! from the original author and claiming it as his own? Puakatau never able to start his own article or topic. Why? he unable to start his own article? Because may be he is a dumb ! his inability to start one or think of one! Addition to his inability is his nature and his genetic makeup, being a thief !
Who in Wikipedia editors or history ever find an individual like Puakatau who so dumb but with learned stealing skills! stealing others article(s) !
Aleamotru'a was King in 1842 as recorded by Father Chevron
The missionaries never recorded that Namoa was King
How can Namoa be King in 1830 when Aleamotu'a was still King in 1842 as the priest recorded?
How can Namoa your claimed Josiah Tupou, married Mary Moala when she was the wife of Aleamotuu'a from Felemea
Where is your references that said Namoa was King?
Aleamotu'a was elected King in 1826 so he was adressed as Tupou as they address the King or Tu'i Kanokupolu.
Why do you think that the current Aleamotu'a used Josiah or Siiosaia Tupou as some of their family names.
Puakatau was the warrior that was sent with Taufa'ahau when he came asking for support from 'Eua. He was given canons and powder and the warrior Puakatau was sent with him.
Puakatau was killed in the war and the story he was killed by the Ha'apai warriors from his own side as they were jealous.....lol... Taufa'ahau never thanks the chiefs in 'Eua thus the saying and name Hau pea Kui or in English, Taufa'ahau was blind when he became King after the War....lol..
STOP THE LIES PUAKATAU !
Stop the lies and misleading information you spread around, Puakatau. Puakatau your ancestor, the one you named after, was living and breathing the lies to you and his descendants ! Puakatau and his brother Kaufana from island of 'Eua never support Taufa'ahau( King Siaosi Tupou 1). When Laufilitonga declared war on Taufa'ahau, Taufa'ahau on his way to Ha'apai went to 'Eua to ask Kaufana for his rifle(s). Kaufana was making up excuses that his rifle(s) disappeared or what lies he made up! However Taufa'ahau knew then that Kaufana and his supporters are not with him. Taufa'ahau knew then that Kaufana's rifles must already been given to Laufilitonga. And guees what! Taufa'ahau was absolutely right! because Kaufana's supporters including his brother, Puakatau were with Laufilitonga,on Laufilitonga's side at the Battle of Velata, 1826. That's why you and your family Puakatau never rewarded. 'So stop the lies and spreading the lies of your family that you support Taufa'ahau! You never support Taufa'ahau ( King Siaosi Tupou 1)! you were out to kill Taufa'ahau and you were defeated!
Stupid Pukatau !
Go and ask the current Fielakepa, and he will tell you that in his birth certificate he is not registered as Siosaia Tupou Aleamotu'a nor his grandfather! Nor his ancestors! Stop your lies, Puakatau.
Yes they were
I think that Fielakepa Genealogy can be references to various family site which clearly showed:
1862: Fielakepa (Heutau) or something like that mention in the Journal of Polynesia.
1902: Fielakepa ('Aisea),mention in the Journal of Polynesia.
From the Aleamotu'a Family;
1. Niumeitolu, 2nd son of King Josiah Tupou (Aleamotu'a) and Mary Moala and younger brother of Ma'afu 'o Tu'i Tonga, he was not known by any other name.
2. Tongaliaki son of Niumeitolu, who was bestowed with the title Fielakepa in 1927, and he was the 1st Fielakepa from the Aleamotu'a family.
3. Siaosi Niumeitolu son of Tongaliuaki, Governor of Ha'apai, was the 2nd Fielakepa from the Aleamotu'a family
4. Siosaia Tupou Aleamotu'a son of Tongaliuaki, Governor of Ha'apai, was the 3rd Fielakepa from the Aleamotu'a family
5. Longolongo'atumai, son of Siosaia Tupou Aleamotu'a, was the 4th Fielakepa from the Aleamotu'a family.
6. Siosaia Tupou Aleamotu'a, son of Longolongo, is the current Baron Fielakepa of Havelu, former Minister of Land and Survey and former Governor of Ha'apai.
STOP THE LIES PUAKATAU !
Go and ask Baron Fielakepa, about his birth certificate ! He will confirm it to you, what I said to you! that he was never registered as Siosaia Tupou Aleamotu'a , so as his grandfather and his ancestor you falsely claim !
I stated here that Tupou (a.k.a. Namoa) was the owner and initial holder of the title: Siosaia Tupou. None other but only him only the initial holder of title, Siosaia Tupou.
Your article on Nuku'alofa is a fiction story Puakatau, it should be deleted !
- Go to (among others) http://www.imli.org/directories_pages/Graduates_LLMdegree.pdf and you will see that the current Fielakepa is using the name Siosaia Tupou Aleamotuʻa. I think that I trust Puakatau better. --Tauʻolunga (talk) 07:05, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
NO ONE OWN TUPOU
Tupou is the title that Tu'i Kanokupolu or King was addressed by and you can see that when George Vason wrote about Tuku'aho's installation he spelled it as Do bou and Mr Thomas wrote about Taufa'ahau installation Motu'a Puaka addressed Taufa'ahau as Tubou Tu'i Kanokupolu. That could be all read if you read the references. Mr Thomas address Aleamotu'a as Tupou since he arrived in 1826 as Aleamotu'a was already elected as King by 1826.
If you are named with Tupou, there is always a suffixed to address and designate who you are: Tupoumalohi, Tupoulahi, Tupouto'a, Tupoumoheofo, Tupouta'anea, Tupoulahisi'i etc...
When we used Tupou it is always to addressed the King. With the Constitution of 1875 and the law to create Family names or surname, some people used Tupou as a surname, but Taufa'ahau continue on with Tupou as the title of the King of Tonga or the Tu'i Kanokupolu.e.g.
George Taufa'ahau Tupou I, George Taufa'ahau Tupou II, Queen Salote Tupou III, Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, George Tupou V.
I think if anyone have to go and asked the Fielakepa for his birth certificate it should be Anacrossan....lol.. I dont need it to verify that Aleamotu'a was Tupou and baptised as Josiah Tupou who married Mary Moala in 1830 and met Father Chevron in 1842. Aleamotu'a was King from 1826 to 1845.
Anacrossan sound like those people who asked Obama for his birth certificate when everyone verify trhat he was borned in Hawaii, they still insist to see hi birth certificate....lol.. DENIAL...lol..Puakatau (talk) 16:01, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
Get your facts right !
Puakatau, where did you get that false information from? Or is it another of your own made up and made up stories, like your Fairy tales of Nuku'alofa as Land of Love!
Mumui did hold the Tupou with no suffix or prefix! Mumui usually refers to as the "Old Tupou" even Captain Cook mentioned Mumui as refers to as the old Tupou!
Namoa, as known in his childhood stage, but Tupou in his adult life holds the title Tupou,only! It was only later that he become known as Siosaia Tupou.
This writing of Puakatau on Nuku'alofa is quite based on his own bias and and false information. The original writing by the initial author of Nuku'alofa was more favourable and better. The current Nuku'alofa written by Puakatau who stole it from the original author is a piece of rubbbish. Tongans who have indepth knowledge of history of Nuku'alofa will look at Puakatau's version on Nuku'alofa will laugh at it. It is a false piece of garbage from Puakatau! again!
Mumui was the 13th Tu'i Kanokupolu and he was address as Tupou
Captain Cook only mention a few Chiefs and there was a Tubou but he did not mention which Tubou was that. Read Tu'i Kanokupolu and you will learn what Capt Cook wrote in 1777.
Captain Cook never mention the name Mumui or Moomoe as Vason wrote. So if you give me a first hand account where Capt Cook wrote Mumui or Moomoe I will double check that for you.
Capt Cook arrived for the last time in 1777
First recorded visit by Taufa'ahau to Nuku'alofa was in 1827 to check on the Missionary....lol..
Vason arrived in 1797 and wrote about Moomoe, Tuku'aho and Mulikiha'amea and a few other chiefs.
STOP THE LIES PUAKATAU!
It was only Mumui that when the title Tupou, started. Never in previous monarchs of Tu'iKanokupolu dynasty were address as Tupou. Ngata, 'Atamata'ila, Mataeletu'apiko, Tupoulahisi'i, Maealiuakai or Mateletu'apiko never been address as Tupou! It was only Mumui and later his son Namoa were known as Tupou ! in that period. Aleamotu'a was never known as Tupou, as you falsely claim Puakatau.
This outsider and thief Puakatau and his ongoing lies and makeup stories is disqusting! Delete Puakatau's fake and fairyland stories on Nuku'alofa and restore back the original Nuku'alofa, written by the original author ! Please. (Puakatau the thief stole the article from). 126.96.36.199 (talk) 05:59, 23 September 2010 (UTC) Anacrossan (talk) 06:02, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
Now Ask yourself how can you verify your last statement
Where you there to know when those King was installed?
Vason recorded in Tuku'aho installation as Do Bou
Thomas recorded in Taufa'ahau installation as Tubou
Father Chevron said Aleamotu'a was King in 1842...
Thomas recorded that Tupou was King in 1826 to 1830 when the King was baptised as Josiah Tupou then he died in 1845.
Tupou the King married Mary Moala in 1830.
STOP THE LIES PUAKATAU !
Aleamotu'a was never refer to as Tupou ! Your make up stories again Puakatau! Another of your ongoing makeup and fake stories that Aleamotu'a is Siosaia Tupou! Never was mentioned by those missionaries that Aleamotu'a is Siosaia Tupou ( Josiah Tubou)! You just added it in Puakatau. You added in the missing dots with your own fake stories!
Again delete Puakatau, bias and fake stories please. Restore back the original article Nuku'alofa, please.
Anacrossan begging is heartfelt but how can we support her story when Anacrossan have not provided any inline citation to any independent sources that will verified her story!!! AFTER 2-3 Years for God sake...lol..
THE LIES FROM PUAKATAU!
The name Nukualofa was never existed until 1826. Although Puakatau claim that Vason in his writing in 1810 mentioned Nukualofa. I donot think so.The question here is, did Vason ever mentioned Nuku'alofa when he narrated about his four years in Tonga to the author?
The article also, is full of myths and bias versions of Puakatau. The claim that Nukualofa is Land or abode of Love! is quite another piece of lies and made up fairyland stories of Puakatau!
I remember in 1965, when Aleamotu'a descendants and Siosaia Tupou/Namoa descendants , visited the late Queen Salote at Nuku'alofa Palace, Tongatapu. HRH Queen Salote was so enormously happy to see her family,and her message to the descendants of Aleamotu'a and Siosaia Tupou(Namoa), "FAKAMO'UI AE HALA NUKU'ALOFA!" or in English, " REVIVE THE NUKU'ALOFA ACCESS!". Queen Salote's message was repeated loudly by Motu'apuaka( chief Royal orator).
"Revive the Nuku'alofa access" message is a message that uniquely reserve for the immediate/ close relatives of the monarch of Tonga, Tu'iKanokupolu Dynasty. Only these relatives and the Monarch of Tonga will have a reciprocal and common understanding of the meaning of Queen Salote's message.
Nuku'alofa was the name given by King Siaosi Tupou 1(Taufa'ahau) to his Royal Residence in Tongatapu, in 1826. It was only later in the 1840's that the headquarters of Government of Tonga and it's capital at Tongatapu become known as Nuku'alofa, also.
The Nuku'alofa versions by Puakatau on 'Land of Love' and three heads wrapped in one as origin of Nuku'alofa is part of ongoing lies and make up fairy land stories of Puakatau!
—Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 13:27, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
READ THE REFERENCES
Anacrossan, all your claims does not proved anything and I am sorry the article is based on references and your story does not add up.
1. You claimed that your family visit Queen Salote in 65 as descendant of Aleamotu'a and Siosaia Tupou. False...
It is likely the Kolomotu'a clan where the descendants of the Tu'i Kanokupolu and chiefs of Kolomotu'a but not specific to Aleamotu'a. Queen Salote passed away in 65 and we can not confirm this from any Kolomotu'a people, but what does it prove?
2. You claimed that Queen Salote said something about fakamo'ui Hala Nuku'alofa? What does that prove? Are you sure its Queen Salote as her record show she spent most of 65 in NZ as she was sick...lol.. as she did died that year..lol..
3. You claimed that 1826 Taufa'ahau named his Palace Nuku'alofa and 1840 Nuku'alofa became the Capital?
1826 was the arrival of Hape, Tafeta and Mr Thomas in Tonga. Aleamotu'a was the elected King/ Tu'i Kanokupolu in Tongatapu, Taufa'ahau was the Tu'i Ha'apai and Ulukalala was the Tu'i Vava'u. The Missionary only recorded the first visit by Taufa'ahau to Nuku'alofa was in 1827 to inquire about the Missionaries. Taufa'ahau was only a King in Ha'apai and have nothing to do with Tongatapu...lol..
1840 the constitution was not yet written and Aleamotu'a was still King. Father Chevron the first Catholic priest to land in Tongatapu arrived in 1842 and recorded meeting the King Aleamotu'a who was baptised by the Weslyan as Sosaia. This conclude Aleamotu'a was still King in 1842 and he was the first King that was baptised by the Weslyan as Sosaia. Sosaia or Siosaia are the Tonganised of Josiah.
4. If you read the references, you will see where Vason mention Nuku'alofa.
Ladies and Gentlemen, It would be interesting to share your analytical logical perceptions and opinions regarding our history without sacrificing PUAKATAU'S integrity. Indeed and always; there are two adverse sides for every story and perhaps there are more meaningful oral histories that provides some glimpse reflection of the past however, written articles, books and diaries also has their fair share of misleading records, discrepancies, inconsistency and bias nature.
Similarly, I am confident members of this page are resourceful, competent with outstanding knowledge of our history. Whereas, one way or another you have already knew nonetheless; that Puakatau is a posterity and direct descent of Leilua Ngata the younger brother of Atamata'ila whose descendants is Tupouto'a and George Tupou the 1st..
Consequently, no matter how deep the differences and or egocentric perceptions between royal households and descendants of one brother to the other their benevolent characters held high regard among themselves. They carried the same bloodline through generations with bride as the consanguinity expanded throughout Tonga.
'Eua has rich and unique history that reflect it's kinship and ties with the royal family notwithstanding the fact that I wonder should Puakatau's status would have been different if Vakalepo did not abdicate his right. Generally, qualm and mistrust (ngungufeiumu) was a norm within traditional Tongan society regardless, households and kinship (kainga) act obediently under the circumstances. On the basis of historical uncertainty, I believe Puakatau shall be granted the benefit of a doubt with right and privilege of expressions and free speech to reiterate neither his regret, interpretation or personal version of event and history.
Most enthusiast writers, academics and prominent figures were so intrigue to write, researched and documented Tongan history on the basis it had no written records prior to LMS. In this sphere and perceptions, we cannot take into account that what being written are absolute.
Can i just add that, Throughout the history of Tonga, most of it is evolved around the main islands (Tongatapu, vava'u, and ha'apai), no one has really gone into the history of 'Eua. So oral history and experience is all that the people of 'Eua have to fall on to be honest.
But Puakatau really did fight by Taufa'ahau's side, and Kaufana really did lend his guns to fight Laufilitonga, every warrior in that battle i can gaurantee saw Puakatau as more of a leader rather than Taufa'ahau. This is one of the most shaming secrets that exist within the royal palace, and its not something to be proud of to know that your ancestor stood on peoples fingers to get all the glory, So what do you do? Hide the truth behind those palace walls and do what needs to be done to sweep it under the rug.
Taufa'ahau felt bad for what he did but he also knew it needed to be done to unify Tonga as one country. Family marriges, cousins marrying cousins, aunties marrying nephews and so forth, just to keep the royal bloodline strong and pure, it is frowned upon these days when you look at it, but at the time that was their way of dealing with it and we just have to understand that, they needed to do what was necessary at the time to get tonga to where it is today.
All this came out of the mouth of the late Prince Tu'ipelehake Mailefihi when we used to conversate on Tongan history, he certified that the story of Kaufana and Puakatau was true and that his great great grandfather (King George Tupou I) had betrayed his promise to kaufana to bring his brother home.
I dont know where you guys get your information, but I have witnessed first hand the King himself apologise (in private of course) and explain to my family the history and truth of what really happened in Velata, when the king named my nephew in order to squash the beef between what happend between my ancestors and theirs.
Its all water under the bridge now, but can i just say, stop being fie'eiki and fieme'a, namoa was never a Tu'ikanokupolu!!! Aleamotu'a was, then KGT I was appointed after that. Know your history, know your lineage!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Warriors descendants (talk • contribs) 20:55, 17 July 2016 (UTC)