1831: baptism of Taufa’ahau, the ruler of Ha’apai, Tonga, later, “King George”

The baptism of Taufa’ahau, the ruler of Ha’apai, in 1831, started a new chapter of Tongan history. The earliest sustained contact with Europeans was with missionaries.

The European Connection with Tonga,   James Bade, http://www.eucnetwork.org.nz/activities/conference/conference_auckland_06/docs/jbade.p

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