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Mangaloreva ("Gambier" Islands, French Polynesia)
Quote the site of the Presidency of French Polynesia (page no longer online): The Mangareva has an area of 14 sqm. Its first residents came in the twelfth and twelfth centuries AD. Many archaeological sites are found in Mangareva near Rikitea. The British buccaneer Edward Davis was probably the first European to see Mangareva in 1687 before the sailor Charles Wilson spotted the isle on 24 May 1797.
Mangareva was entered by the first European to anchor on the HMS Blossom vessel that landed in Rikitea in January 1826, captain Frederick W. Beechey of the United Kingdom. Capt. Beechey's report of what he found on Mangareva drew merchant vessels from Tahiti and Valparaiso. Mangareva's people exchanged good-grade, plentiful oak skins in their vast Laguna for goods transported aboard merchant vessels.
As the Mangareva tribe was not yet Christianised, the Sacred Heart Congregation selected the Isle as the basis for the first Roman Catholics in this part of Polynesia in 1834. Maputeoa, the Gambian monarch, lived in Rikitea when the Catholics came. This group of 1,200 who lived here in 1830 became the heart of the missions.
The Mangareva is split into six districts: Rikitea, Kirimiro, Gatavake, Atituiti, Akaputu and Taku. It is the capital of Mangareva and the administrative centre of the Gambier district. Most of the island's inhabitants are in Rikitea with few exemptions. An avenue similar to the Gambier banner, but with a brighter hue of blues, is shown in the flags of paradise[brt96] as the - erroneous - Mangareva banner.
The Mangareva Island in the Gambier Islands - French Polynesia Message Board
It was Mangareva Island and Chez Bianca and Benoit and Chez Pierre B&B's we were particularly interested in. The Tahiti and French Polunya guides. They could launch a new TA tendency that shows the way to lesser-known isles. The thread has been discontinued due to apathy. If we do not comply with our policies, we will delete any postings and we retain the right to delete postings for any cause.