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“Te Rangi Hiroa did not succeed in publishing his analysis of the changes in Mangaia brought by the advent of Christian missionaries and later of civil administration. The notes he had… They tell a sad story of overzealous and narrowminded missionaries destroying not only the pitiful little idols representing the native gods, but everything remotely connected to their worship. With the gods and their shrines, the enthusiastic converts destroyed maraes and temples, houses and carvings and weapons ...more