March 20, 1846|
|Died||September 17, 1888
|Issue||Princess Teriʻinavahoroʻa Pōmare
Princess Tuaraenuiatera Pōmare
|House||House of Pōmare|
|Father||Ariʻifaʻaite a Hiro|
Punuariʻi Teriʻitapunui Pōmare, commonly called Teriʻitapunui (born March 20, 1846 – died in September 17, 1888) was a member of the Pōmare family, a royal dynasty in Tahiti. His first two names translate into Tahitian as "Small-trumpet-above-Prince-of-many-sacrifices."
In June 1862, he married the Princess Teriʻinavahoroʻa, from the princely family of Maʻi from Bora-Bora. From this union were born three daughters who both died without issue :
- Princess Teriʻinavahoroʻa Pōmare: born April 15, 1873, died April 12, 1874.
- Princess Tuaraenuiatera Pōmare: born April 13, 1883, died September 5, 1883.
The couple would also adopt his brother Tamatoa V's fourth daughter, whom they named Teriʻinavahoroʻa (1877-1918). She would marry Opuhara Salmon and later his brother Teuraiterai Mote Salmon, having descendants from both husbands.
He was considered by English visitor Constance Gordon-Cumming to "very good fellow, but sadly lame".:160, 206 The main official post held by Teriʻitapunui was that of President of the Tahitian High Court, called Toʻohitu, which had indigenous jurisdiction over property matters. When his brother, King Pōmare V, decided to hand over the kingdom to France, he was among the notables who, June 29, 1880, countersigned the deed of assignment from Tahiti to France.
|Ancestors of Teriitapunui Pōmare|
- Pritchard, George (1983). The Aggressions of the French at Tahiti: And Other Islands in the Pacific. Oxford University Press.