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Title Polynesian Researches, during a residence of nearly six years in the South Sea Islands including descriptions of the natural history and scenery of the islands with remarks on the history, mythology, traditions, government, arts, manners, and customs of the inhabitants.Vol. I
Author(s) Ellis, William
Section Section IV: Religion & Empire
Date 1829
Document Type Printed Book
Place of Publication London
Publisher Fisher, Son & Jackson
Library British Library
Reference 566.d.22
Region South America, Australasia
Names William Ellis, Christopher Columbus (pp1-2), Ferdinand Magellan (pp2-3), Captain James Cook (pp3-5, 33), Reverend Samuel Marsden (p37)
Places Oceania, South Sea Islands, Tahiti, Sandwich Islands, Society Islands (p20), Rapa (pp46-51), Tahiti (pp23-50, 51-78, 183-204), Tubuai (pp23-50, 51-78), Matavai (pp106-143, 144-182), Afareaitu (pp144-182, 345-379), Raiatea (pp432-465), Europe, Portugal, Madeira (p10), Brazil, Rio de Janeiro (pp10-22), Australia, New Holland (pp17-21, 34), New South Wales (pp17-21, 34), Sydney (p23), New Zealand (pp22-39), Waikadie (pp23-50)
Topics voyages, discovery, Christianity, missionary work, London Missionary Society, Church Missionary Society, CMS, Wesleyan Missionary Society, Tahitian Missionary Society (pp432-465), conversion, indigenous people, illustrations (pp30, 165, 168, 172, 211, 230, 282, 284, 309), idolatry, Tahitian idols (pp 106-143, 183-204, 211, 205-228), canoe (pp165, 168, 172), slavery (pp11-16), observations of the indigenous people (p1-22, 23-50, 144-182, 229-244), language (pp51-78), education (pp106-143, 380-408), cannibalism (pp35-36), infanticide (pp35, 79-106), baptism (pp183-204), human sacrifice (pp79-106, 205-228), Bounty mutiny, HMS Bounty (pp51-78), war and conflict (pp79-106, 106-143, 229-244), rebellion (pp106-143), massacre (p229-244), British government (p79-106), health and disease, foreign diseases (p106-143), music, amusement (pp281-230), trade, sugar plantation, cotton plantation, coffee (pp432-465)