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Title Narrative of the Late George Vason of Nottingham: one of the First Missionaries Sent Out by the London Missionary Society in the Ship Duff, Captain Wilson, 1796. Giving an Account of his Voyage Outward, Settlement in Tongataboo, Apostacy, Heathen Life, Escape from the Island, Return to England, Subsequent Life, and Death in 1838, aged 66 years. With a preliminary Essay, on the Geography of the South Sea Islands, also a Description of the Manners, Habits, Customs, Traditions, &c. &c. of the Inhabitants and a succinct Account of the South Sea Island Mission
Author(s) Rev. Orange, James
Section Section IV: Religion & Empire
Date 1840
Document Type Printed Book
Place of Publication London
Publisher Henry Mozley and Sons
Library British Library
Reference 1126.b.43
Region Africa, Europe, South America
Names George Vason, James Orange, Captain James Cook (p10)
Places Oceania, South Sea Islands, Tongataboo, Tahiti, Tonga, Islands of Arbai (p147), Fiji (pp11, 12, 49), New Guinea (p11), the Georgian Islands (p38), the Friendly Islands (p38), Solomon Islands (p12), Eastern Polynesia (p12), Island of Guadaloupe (p207), African coast (p69), England (pp184, 207), City of London (p212), France (p207), Brazil, Rio de Janeiro (pp68-74)
Topics index, religion, missionaries, London Missionary Society, A Chieftains Life (p180), violence, fighting (p137), abandons habits of Europeans (p110), crime and punishment, theft, punishment of a thief (p154), death (pp171, 218), funeral (p108), execution (p118), murder of two missionaries (p171), infanticide (p33), massacre (pp175, 188), an English ship visits the Island (p184), earthquake (p158), tattooing (p36), consents to be tattooed (p179), appointed chief of an Island (p189), appointed governor of the Workhouse (p217), appointed governor of the town jail (p217), process of courtship (p150), marriage, wedding (pp147-148, 151), polygamy (pp121, 141), Catholicism (pp48, 59, 71), attends public worship (p61), books destroyed (p44), caution to youth (p142), slavery, slaves, slave market (p72), Chinese women (p204), crew murdered (p43), dancing (pp127, 128), danger at sea (p188), trees (pp20-23), despotism (p38), domestic habits (p121), dreadful apprehensions (p185), clothing, dress (p85), dress of the indigenous chiefs (p130), dress of the common people (p131), druids compared with indigenous chiefs (p32), early life of Vason (p61), comparison of Eden (p88), endeavours to forget Christianity (p133), entreated to abandon the mission (p64), famine (p190), racial descriptions (p12), festival of victory (p178), fishing (p98), language (p159), conversation (p122), sending presents (p160), indigenous notions of God (p157), indigenous notions of immortality (p155), High Priest of Tahiti (p87), hospitality of the indigenous people (p37), manners, customs (pp35, 36), missionaries houses plundered (p183), entertainment, music (p127), leisure, sport and pastimes (p124), names of the missionaries (p13), names of the missionaries' wives and children (p13), names of the ships crew (p14), King and Queen receive the missionaries (p85), health and disease, scurvy (p207), sickness (p206), prisoners of war (p209), Royal Geographical Society (p10), storm at sea (p188), discipline (p218), unity of the missionaries (p59), Vason renounces his mission (p119), Vason assumes indigenous dress (p130), Vason becomes a chief (p138)
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