Speech during ‘Ha’apai Masani’ reveals Taufa‘āhau’s statement to stop war in Tonga 

    Fakamahino 'e he kōvana Ha'apai' e tō folofola 'a Taufa'āhau ke fakangata e tau' 'i Tonga hili hono foaki e konisitūtone' he 1875. Na'a' ne folofola 'o pehē Ha'apai tala ki Vava'u Lahi mo Tonga'eiki 'e 'ikai toe fai ha tau 'i Tonga' ni. Ka 'oku kei fie tau ha taha pea heka he vaka' 'o 'alu ki Fisi pe kumi ha fonua ke 'alu 'o nofo ai. Ko e me'a pe 'a Tonga 'e fai' ko e lotu pe mo e ako.

    A speech by the Ha’apai governor on Wednesday revealed a statement made by the late King Taufa’āhau Tupou I pledging to stop war in Tonga in 1875 after the new constitution was promulgated. King Taufa’āhau, who was known as the creator of modern Tonga, told the Ha’apaians at Fanga ‘i he Si to tell Vava’u…


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