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Mariner, William 1791-1853

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Works: 76 works in 223 publications in 4 languages and 1,548 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Composer, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor
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An account of the natives of the Tonga Islands in the South Pacific Ocean : with an original grammar and vocabulary of their language by William Mariner( Book )

29 editions published between 1817 and 1979 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the natives of the Tonga Islands, in the south Pacific Ocean : with an original grammar and vocabulary of their language by William Mariner( Book )

22 editions published between 1817 and 1979 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the natives of the Tonga islands, in the South Pacific Ocean : compiled and arranged from the extensive communications of Mr. William Mariner, several years resident in those islands by William Mariner( Book )

22 editions published between 1819 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

:In November 1806, the damaged Port-au-Prince arrived at what Capatain Cook had called the Friendly Islands. William Charles Mariner (1791-1853) was among the few crew members spared by the native inhabitants. He lived there for four years. This volume offers an early insight into Tongan customs and language, covering diverse aspects of Tongan society, from its music to notions of the soul. and includes a detailed grammar of the language and 2000 words of vocabulary"--From back cover
Tongans : OU09( )

in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collection about the Tonga consists of 111 documents, and covers the time span from 900 to 2004. Topics include early accounts of traditional Tongan ethnography, kinship, kava ceremonialism, rank and status, missionization in Tonga, demography, child care and socialization, gender relations, health and medicine, material culture, and myths, legends, and folktales. The Tongans primarily live on a group of islands (islands of Tonga, also known as the Friendly Islands) in the South Pacific Ocean. Tonga established its own constitutional monarchy in 1875 and became an independent country in 1970
Exchequer bills forgery : a statement by William Mariner( Book )

14 editions published between 1843 and 2005 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tonga Islands : William Mariner's account : an account of the natives of the Tonga Islands in the South Pacific Ocean, with an original grammar and vocabulary of their language by William Mariner( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Account Of The Natives Of The Tonga Islands In The South Pacific Ocean : With An Original Grammar And Vocabulary Of Their Language; In Two Volumes by William Mariner( Book )

19 editions published between 1817 and 2012 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tonga Islands : William Mariner's account by William Mariner( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Mariner's story is a classic true adventure of the South Seas. The boy Mariner was a clerk aboard the English private ship of war, the Port au Prince that ventured into the South Pacific nearly two centuries ago. He survived the massacre of the crew at Tonga's Ha'apai Islands in 1806 and became the adopted son of the warrior king Finau 'Ulukalala II, who gave Mariner a new name 'Toki 'Ukamea' or Iron Axe. Mariner spent four years in Tonga before his escape to England. His remarkable story as told to Dr. Martin gives a detailed account of an important time in Tongan history. The power of the divine representative of the gods, the Tu'i Tonga was declining, and the Pacific Island Kingdom was in the turmoil of a civil war to which Finau 'Ulukalala was about to introduce the terror of his newly-acquired canons--Back cover
Histoire des naturels des iles Tonga ou des Amis, situées dans l'Océan Pacifique, depuis leur découverte par le Capitaine Cook by William Mariner( Book )

5 editions published in 1817 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tongans OU09( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collection about the Tonga consists of 111 documents, and covers the time span from 900 to 2004. Topics include early accounts of traditional Tongan ethnography, kinship, kava ceremonialism, rank and status, missionization in Tonga, demography, child care and socialization, gender relations, health and medicine, material culture, and myths, legends, and folktales. The Tongans primarily live on a group of islands (islands of Tonga, also known as the Friendly Islands) in the South Pacific Ocean. Tonga established its own constitutional monarchy in 1875 and became an independent country in 1970
An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean, Volume 1 : With an Original Grammar and Vocabulary of their Language by William Mariner( )

1 edition published in 1818 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In November 1806, the damaged Port-au-Prince arrived at what Captain Cook had called the Friendly Islands. William Charles Mariner (1791–1853) was among the few crew members spared by the native inhabitants. He lived there for four years. Published in 1818, this two-volume second edition offers an important early insight into Tongan customs and language. As editor John Martin (1789–1869) explains, the structure of a nation's language is vital to the consideration of its history. So successful was the first edition of 1817 - expanded upon here to include 'generally corroborative, and in a few instances somewhat corrective' information from another erstwhile inhabitant - that within months of its publication a French translation appeared; German and American editions soon followed. Volume 1 comprises Martin's extensive introduction, the story of the ship's voyage and destruction, and an account of Mariner's stay on the islands and the events leading to his departure
Letter to William Mariner, 1832 by Fakatou Mafihape( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A copy of a letter to William Mariner from his Tongan adoptive mother, Mafihape, probably written in 1832, and an English translation of it, transcribed on 6 March 1837 in longhand on the end papers of a copy of Mariner's and Martin's, An account of the natives of the Tonga Islands in the South Pacific Ocean, 2nd ed. (Edinburgh: Constable and Co., 1827)
An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean, Volume 2 : With an Original Grammar and Vocabulary of their Language by William Mariner( )

1 edition published in 1818 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In November 1806, the damaged Port-au-Prince arrived at what Captain Cook had called the Friendly Islands. William Charles Mariner (1791–1853) was among the few crew members spared by the native inhabitants. He lived there for four years. Published in 1818, this two-volume second edition offers an important early insight into Tongan customs and language. As editor John Martin (1789–1869) explains, the structure of a nation's language is vital to the consideration of its history. So successful was the first edition of 1817 - expanded upon here to include 'generally corroborative, and in a few instances somewhat corrective' information from another erstwhile inhabitant - that within months of its publication a French translation appeared; German and American editions soon followed. Volume 2 covers diverse aspects of Tongan society, from its music to notions of the soul, and includes a detailed grammar of the language and 2,000 words of vocabulary
An account of the natives of the Tonga Islands in the South Pacific Ocean : with an original grammar and vocabulary of their language by William Mariner( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage aux Iles des Amis, situées dans l'Océan Pacifique, fait dans les années 1805 & 1810 : avec l'histoire des habitans depuis leur découverte par le capitaine Cook by William Mariner( Book )

2 editions published in 1819 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nachrichten über die Freundschaftlichen, oder die Tonga-Inseln von William Mariner by John Martin( Book )

2 editions published in 1819 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the natives of the Tonga islands, in the South Pacific Ocean : with an original grammar and vocabulary of their language by William Mariner( Book )

6 editions published between 1818 and 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In November 1806, the damaged Port-au-Prince arrived at what Captain Cook had called the Friendly Islands. William Charles Mariner (1791-1853) was among the few crew members spared by the native inhabitants. He lived there for four years. Published in 1818, this two-volume second edition offers an important early insight into Tongan customs and language. As editor John Martin (1789-1869) explains, the structure of a nation's language is vital to the consideration of its history. So successful was the first edition of 1817 - expanded upon here to include 'generally corroborative, and in a few instances somewhat corrective' information from another erstwhile inhabitant - that within months of its publication a French translation appeared; German and American editions soon followed. Volume 2 covers diverse aspects of Tongan society, from its music to notions of the soul, and includes a detailed grammar of the language and 2,000 words of vocabulary
The Tonga book : February 1805-June 1811, the remarkable adventures of young William Mariner on a voyage around the world and his long sojourn in the islands of Tonga whereof he gives us a full account of those islands and the conduct of the lives of the inhabitants by Paul W Dale( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reworking by the author of a portion of William Mariner's An account of the natives of the Tonga Islands, published in 1817, which changes the narrative from 3rd to 1st person, and uses modernized grammar, punctuation and spelling of geographic names; with numerous added explanations and annotations
An account of the natives of Tonga Island in the South Pacific Ocean by William Mariner( Book )

1 edition published in 1817 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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An account of the natives of the Tonga Islands in the South Pacific Ocean : with an original grammar and vocabulary of their language
Alternative Names
Mariner, William 1791-1853

Tokiukamea

William Mariner English writer

Languages
English (154)

German (13)

French (7)

Tongan (1)

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The Tonga BookToki : a Tongan trilogy : a historical novel based on the Polynesian life of Will Mariner and Finau Ulukalala of TongaAn Account Of The Natives Of The Tonga Islands In The South Pacific Ocean : With An Original Grammar And Vocabulary Of Their Language; In Two VolumesThe Tonga book : February 1805-June 1811, the remarkable adventures of young William Mariner on a voyage around the world and his long sojourn in the islands of Tonga whereof he gives us a full account of those islands and the conduct of the lives of the inhabitantsThe Tonga book : February 1805-June 1811The Tonga book : February 1805-June 1811 : the remarkable adventures of young William Mariner on a voyage around the world and his long sojourn in the islands of Tonga wherein he gives us a full account of the inhabitants of those islands and the conduct of their lives