RAIATEA and TAHA'A (Kingdom)


TITLE: Ari'i rahi (later HM King)
ANNEXATION: 16th March 1888
LOCATION: French Polynesia (Les Iles-Sous-Le-Vent) DYNASTY: Tamatoa


PRESENT HEAD OF HOUSE:
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Raiatea, an independent kingdom, poetically referred to as Havai'i, is regarded as the legendary centre of Polynesian dispersion about 1300. Centuries later, Tamatoa III unites the several districts of Raiatea and becomes sole ruler about 1800, the ruler of Raiatea also becomes ruler of Taha'a, which up to that date had been fragmented into several districts in 1831, annexed by Tahiti, it regains independence in 1860, becomes a French protectorate in 1880 and annexed by France in 1888. Rulers were...
  • Ari'i rahi TAUTU, Ari'i rahi of Raiatea, married and had issue.
    • Ari'i rahi Tamatoa I (qv)
  • Ari'i rahi TAMATOA I, Ari'i rahi of Raiatea, married and had issue. He lived around 1700.
    • Ari'i Ari'ima'o, married and had issue.
      • Ari'i Mau'a, Chief of Huahine, married and had issue.
        • Ari'i Mato Teri'itepoara'i, married 1stly, Ari'i Tetuaveroa, married 2ndly, Ari'i Fa'atuara'i, and had issue. He died 1775.
          • Ari'i rahi Mahine Teheiurapuru (Tamatoa II, High Chief of Huahine)(by Tetuaveroa)
          • Ari'i rahi Tenania (Tamatoa I, High Chief of Huahine)(by Tetuaveroa)
          • Ari'i Turai'ari'iehe Tetua vahine (by Fa'atuara'i), she married Ari'i rahi Tamatoa IV (qv)
        • Ari'i rahi Rohianu'u, High Chief of Huahine and Maia'o.
    • Ari'i rahi Rofai (qv) 
    • Ari'i Ari'irua, married and had issue.
      • Ari'i Titiari'i, she married and had issue.
        • Ari'i Manotahi, married and had issue.
          • Ari'i Ta'o'ata, married Ari'i rahi Teari'imaevarua I, Ari'i rahi of Bora Bora, and had issue (see Bora Bora)
  • Ari'i rahi ROFAI, Ari'i rahi of Raiatea, married and had issue.
    • Ari'i rahi Tamatoa II (qv)
  • Ari'i rahi Taraoari'i TAMATOA II, Ari'i rahi of Raiatea and Taha'a -/1771, married and had issue. He died 1771.
    • Ari'i Veteauru, married and had issue. He died vp?.
      • Ari'i Tamatoa III (qv)
      • Ari'i Hihipa, married Ari'i Teopua, and had issue.
        • Ari'i rahi Tahitoe (qv)
    • Ari'i Tetupaia, she married Ari'i Tunuieaite Atua, Chief of Poroniu'u, born 1728, died 1802, and had issue.
      • Ari'i rahi Pomare I, 1st King of Tahiti.
    • Ari'i Terano I, she married Ari'i Tepau I, died 1773, and had issue.
      • Ari'i Tepau II, died 1789.
  • Ari'i rahi TAMATOA III, Ari'i rahi of Raiatea and Taha'a (from 1830) -/1831, born about 1757, married Ari'i Turaiari'iehe Tetua vahine, daughter of Ari'i Mato Teri'itepoara'i, Chief at Huahine and Raiatea (see above), and had issue. He died 10th July 1831.
    • Ari'i rahi Teri'i tari'II Ari'i paea vahine, born about 1790, Queen of Huahine.
    • Ar'i rahi Teri'ito'otera'i Teri'imoimoi Teravahine, born about 1792, married 1809, Ari'i rahi Pomare II, King of Tahiti, and had issue. She died 1867.
    • Ari'i Temari'i Maihara, born about 1795.
    • Ari'i Moeore Teri'itinorua Teari'inohorai, he succeeded as Ari'i rahi Vete'ara'i Tamatoa IV (qv)
    • Ari'i Teihotu Ta'ave vahine, born about 1799, married 1814, Ari'i Hiro, Chief of Huahine, and had issue. She died 1840.
      • Ari'i Ari'ifa'a'ite Tenania, married HM Queen Pomare IV, Queen of Tahiti, and had issue.
        • Ari'i rahi Tamatoa V a Tu (qv)
      • Ari'i Ari'ipeu, he married Ari'i Temari'i vahine, daughter of Ari'i Ta'aroa'ari'i, and his wife, Ari'i Tematafa'ainu a Hauti'a, and had issue (see Huahine)
  • Ari'i rahi Vete'ara'i TAMATOA IV, Ari'i rahi of Raiatea and Taha'a [10.7.1831] - [19.8.1857], born about 1797 in Opoa, Ra'iatea, crowned in June 1838, the beginning of his reign was marked by internal political troubles and his coronation occurred only in June 1838; further troubles occurred in 1854 forcing him to go into exile to tahiti where he died; married about 1812 in Huahine, Ari'i Poatevarua Metua Teari'inoho Mahuta, Ari'i of Vaiari, born 1796 in Papeari, and had issue, as well as adoptive issue. He died 19th August 1857 in Pape'ete.
    • Ari'i rahi Teri'iteporoara'i Te ha'a papa II, Queen of Huahine, married Ari'i rahi Teurura'i Ari'imate, Ari'i rahi of Huahine, and had issue, including....
      • Ari'i rahi Teurura'i Ari'i mate Tamatoa VI a Tautu (qv)
    • Ari'i (Prince) Tamatoa
    • Ari'i (Princess) Maerehia
    • Ari'i (Princess) Hapaitaha'a
    • (A) Ari'i rahi Tamatoa V a Tu (qv)
  • Ari'i rahi TAMATOA V a Tu, Ari'i rahi of Raiatea and Taha'a [19.8.1857] - [8.2.1871], born 23rd September 1842 in Moorea (#1), Crown Prince of Ra'iatea and Taha'a from birth, he succeeded his adoptive father and great-uncle on his death, he was unpopular with his subjects and was deposed and exiled to Tahiti, married 12th July 1863, Ari'i rahi Moeterauri a Mai, born 1st July 1850 in Fa'a, died 12th December 1890, and had issue. He died 30th September 1881 in Pape'ete.
    • Ari'i (Princess) Teri'iuramaona, born 16th July 1867, died 1872.
    • Ari'i (Princess) Teri'ivaetua, born 22nd September 1869, married Norman Teri'itonorua Brander, and had issue. She died 1918.
    • Ari'i rahi Teri'imaevarua V, Queen of Bora Bora.
    • Ari'i (Princess) Tamatoatane, born 1872, died 1873.
    • Ari'i (Princess) Teri'inavahoroa, born 1877, died 1918.
    • Ari'i (Princess) 'Aimata Teri'ivahine'itetauao'otera'i, born 29th June 1878, died 1894.
  • Ari'i rahi (HM King) TAHITOE, Ari'i rahi of Raiatea and Taha'a [8.2.1871] - [xx.4.1881], born 1808 in Ra'iatea, he was chosen as the successor to Tamataoa V and was crowned at the temple of Uturoa in August 1872, he was responsible for the establishment of a French protectorate over Ra'iatea in 1881, which caused an uprising of the majority of his subjects resulting in his deposition in April 1881, married 1stly, 1810, Ari'i Tahitoe vahine, married 2ndly, 1836, Ar'i Te'e'eva Fa'atere'au (cousin of Queen Pomare IV), and had issue, eight children. He died 1881 in Ra'iatea.
    • Ari'i rahi Tehauroari'i vahine [née HH Princess Rereao] (qv)
    • Ari'i (HH Prince) Tehaupoto
    • Ari'i (HH Princess) Tetuaiterai
    • Ari'i (HH Princess) Teihotua
    • Ari'i (HH Princess) Vairaatoa
    • Ari'i (HH Princess) Ariitiria
    • Ari'i (HH Prince) Tahitorai
    • Ari'i (HH Princess) Tetupaia
  • Ari'i rahi (HM Queen) Rereao Tehauroari'i vahine, Ari'i rahi of Raiatea and Taha'a [xx.4.1881] - [18.3.1884], born 1830, she was named Heiress to her father when he came to the throne, and after his deposition, her coronation in April 1881 occurred in a climate of discord, though her short reign was marked by a return to political calm, she died sp on 18th March 1884 in Raiatea.
  • Ari'i rahi (HM King) Teurura'i Ari'imate TAMATOA VI a Tautu, Ari'i rahi of Raiatea and Taha'a [18.3.1884]- [16.3.1888] (deposed), Head of the Royal House of Ra'iatea and Taha'a [16.3.1888] - [15.9.1905]. born 7th June 1853 in Huahine, son of Ari'i rahi Teurura'i Ari'imate, Ari'i rahi of Huahine, and his wife, Ari'i Teri'iteporoara'i Teha'apapa II, he was crowned King on 22nd January 1885, Prime Minister of Huahine and Mai'ao 1874/1884, he was coerced into signing the Act of Annexation of Ra'iatea and Taha'a to the Republic of France on 16th March 1888 and was consequently deposed as King and he returned to island of birth of Huahine; he was named Chief of the district of Tefareri'i in 1895 in which he remained until his death; married in 1885, Ari'i Tetuanuimarama, born 9th May 1858 in Ra'iatea, died 19th December 1918 in Huahine, daughter of Ari'i Tamatoa Atiti-Oroi (see Papara), and his wife, Ari'i Teri'inavahoro'a, and had issue. He died 15th September 1905 in the Royal Palace at Faré, Huahine.
    • Ari'i (HH Crown Prince) Tamatoa Tautu Teurura'i (qv)
    • Ari'i (HH Prince) Opuhara Pehupehu Teurura'i, born 30th December 1890 in Huahine, married 13th February 1908 in Huahine, Tahitahi Vaitohia Tapi, and had issue, one son. He died 17th December 1918 in Huahine.
      • Ari'i Opuhara Teurura'i, born 8th January 1912 in Huahine, married 1stly, 10th July 1931 in Ra'iatea, Evelyn Turere Brodien, married 2ndly, 21st March 1968 in Huahine. He died 24th June 1968 in Huahine.
    • Ari'i (HH Princess) Tevahinehaamoetua Teurura'i, born 11th December 1892 in Faré, Huahine, died 15th February 1959 in Pape'ete.
    • Ari'i (HH Prince) Mahine Taaroari'i Tevaearai Tevari'i Teurura'i, born 14th June 1894 in Huahine, died 2nd December 1947.
    • Ari'i (HH Princess) Vana'a Teri'imanaiterai Teurura'i, born 17th November 1895 in Huahine, died 13th July 1947 in Pape'ete.
    • Ari'i (HH Prince) Teri'itepuea Ro'omae Teurura'i, born 10th January 1898 in Huahine. 
    • Ari'i (HH Prince) Tefauvero Teurura'i
  • Ari'i (HH Crown Prince) Tamatoa Tautu Teurura'i [Ari'i rahi TAMATOA VII], Crown Prince of Ra'iatea and Head of the Royal Family of Ra'iatea and Taha'a [15.9.1905] - [29.5.1950], born 30th January 1886 in Huahine, married 13th February 1908 in Huahine, Ari'i Teri'iviriviri Hiaiterai Tinitua, born 1887 in Huahine, died 31st March 1955 in Huahine, and had issue?. He died 29th May 1950 in Huahine.
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1. The Aggressions of the French at Tahiti; George Pritchard  ; QTO DU.870.P75; 1983