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Puana Teraitua i Nu'urua

Ari'i of Mo'orea
Puana Teraitua was a powerful Ari'i on the island of Mo'roea whose title was associated with the pre-eminent marae, Nu'urua.

Puna Teraitua married Fetefeteui, who was related to high ranking title holders of Pa'ea. Fetefeteui and he had two sons, Mahine and Ta'aroari'i, and a daughter, Vavea.

Mahine, the eldest son, was the most powerful chief on Mo'orea during the 1760s and 1770s. Vavea was the mother of 'Itea, who became the first wife of Pomare I.

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields. Created: 2 March 2002
Modified: 5 March 2002

Published by South Seas, 1 February 2004
Comments, questions, corrections and additions: Paul.Turnbull@jcu.edu.au
Prepared by: Paul Turnbull
Updated: 28 June 2004
To cite this page use: http://nla.gov.au/nla.cs-ss-biogs-P000224

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