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Campbell, Alistair Te Ariki

Campbell was born in the Cook Islands in the South Pacific and is part Cook Island Maori. Orphaned as a young child, he was sent to Dunedin, NZ, and raised there in an orphanage from 1933, ... [more]

Ellison, Edward Pohau

Ellison was descended on both sides from Maori chiefs and also from English whalers and farmers. He was the 11th of 12 children, and was given to his father's cousin Harirota Eyes and her h... [more]

Maretu II

Pa Maretu was adopted by Obura (born ca. 1836), who was the son of Maretu I (1802-80), one of the first Christian converts (in 1823) on Rarotonga, the main island in the Cook Islands in the... [more]

Tangiia Nui

Tangiia Nui was named Uenga by his mother, Ka'ungake Ariki ki te Marama, when he was born; later his grandfather, Amaru Enua, named him Rangi. He was adopted by his uncle, Pou te Vananga... [more]

Tu Tapu

Tu Tapu was the birth son of Maonga and Pou Teo and was adopted by Maonga's brother, Pou te Vanangaroa ki Iva, high chief of Tahiti and the Marquesas. Pou had two born-to sons and another a... [more]

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