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French Polynesia
 
[Flag
                                    French protectorate of Tahiti,
                                    1842-c.1845]
11 Sep 1842 - c.1845 Tahiti Protectorate
 
[Flag
                                    French protectorate of Tahiti,
                                    c.1845-1880]
c.1845 - 28 Jul 1880 Tahiti Protectorate
 
[flag of
                                    France]
Adopted 30 Dec 1880
 
[French Polynesia local flag
                                    1975-1985]
1975 - 23 Nov 1984 Local Flag
 
[Flag of
                                    French Polynesia]
Adopted 23 Nov 1984 Local Flag
 

Map of French Polynesia
Hear National Anthem
"La Marseillaise"
Hear Local Anthem
"Ia Ora 'O Tahiti Nui"
(Long Live Tahiti Nui)
Adopted 10 Jun 1993
Constitution
 (28 Sep 1958)
Capital: Papeete
Currency: Comptoirs
Francais du Pacifique
Franc (XPF); 1888-1957
French Oceania Franc (PFG)
National Holiday: 14 Jul (1789)
Fête Nationale
 (National Holiday

"Bastille Day")
-------------------------------------
Local Holiday: 29 Jun (1984)
Fête de l'Autonomie/Heiva o te
(Internal Autonomy Day)
Population: 290,373 (2018)
GDP: $5.42 billion (2018)
Exports: $153 million (2018)
Imports: $1.63 billion (2018) 
Ethnic groups: Polynesian 58.4% (of which Tahitian 41%, Tuamotuan 8.5%), mixed European-Polynesian 17%,
Chinese 11.3%, French 11%, other 2.3% (2000)
Total Active French Armed Forces: 1,130 (2011)
Total Police Force: 220 (2012)
Defense is the Responsibility of France

Merchant marine: 17 ships (2017)
Religions: Protestant 36.9%, Roman Catholic 38.8%,
Pentecostal 1.6%,
other Christian 12.3%, Chinese Folk
  Religionist 0.8%,
Baha'i 0.8%, other and not specified 4.8%,
atheist not religious 5.1% (2015)
International Organizations/Treaties: ITUC, PC, PIF, UPU, WMO 
French
Polynesia Index
Chronology

21 Jul 1595                Marquesas Islands discovered by Spanish Capt.
                             Álvaro de Mendaña y Neyra, named Islas Las 
                             Marquesas de Mendoza.
 4 Feb 1606                Tuamotu Islands discovered by Spanish Capt. Pedro
                             Fernández de Quirós.
 6 Jun 1722                Bora Bora discovered by Dutch Capt. Jacob Roggeveen
 7 Jun 1765                Tuamotu Islands rediscovered by British Capt. John
                             Byron and named Isles of Disappointment.
24 Jul 1767                Tahiti visited by British Capt. Samuel Wallis,
                             and named King George's Island by him.
 2 Apr 1768                Tahiti visited by French Capt. Louis-Antoine de 
                             Bougainville, which he names Nouvelle-Cythère
                             (New Cythera).

13 Apr 1769                British Capt. James Cook arrives aboard H.M.S.
                             Endeavour
at what he calls "Otaheite."
 1 May 1842                Chiefs of the Marquesas Islands cede sovereignty

                             to France; other islands are annexed until 1900.
 9 Sep 1842                `o Tahiti (Tahiti) a French protectorate.
17 Apr
1843                French Establishments of Oceania
(Établissements
                             Français de l'Océanie).
29 Jun 1880                Tahiti
and dependencies ceded to France by the
                             King Pomare V (ratified by France 30 Dec 1880).

 6 Mar 1881                `o Paro (Rapa) annexed by France.
 5 Jul 1881                Mangareva and Gambier Islands annexed by France.
16 Mar 1888                Ra`iatea, Taha`a, and Huahine annexed by France.
19 Mar 1888                Porapora (Borabora) annexed by France.
25 Aug 1900                Rurutu in Austral Islands annexed by France.
 2 Sep 1901                Rimatara in Austral Islands annexed by France.
16 Jun 1940 -  2 Sep 1940  Administration loyal to Vichy France
                             (from 2 Sep 1940, under Free French).
27 Oct 1946                French overseas territory of France.
22 Jul 1957                French Polynesia (Polynésie Française).
12 Jul 1977                Limited autonomy.
 
9 Sep 1984                Autonomy increased (from 29 Jun 1984 law).
28 Mar 2003                French overseas collectivité.
27 Feb 2004                Designation (but not status) changed to French a
                             pays d'outre-mer (overseas country).

 French
Polynesia
(from 1843)
Tahiti
(1791-1880)
Ra`iatea and Taha`a
(to 1888)
 Porapora
(Borabora)

(to 1888)
 Huahine
(to 1890)
 'o Paro (Rapa)
(c.1800-1888)
Mangareva
(to 1881)
Taiohae
(Nuku Hiva)

(to 1901)
Rimatara
(to 1901)
Rurutu
(to 1900)

Tahuata
(to c.1842)

 

Society Islands

`o Tahiti (Tahiti)
 
[Flag of
                            Tahiti, 1822-1829]
26 Aug 1822 - 17 Mar 1829
[Flag of
                            Tahiti, 1829-1842]
17 Mar 1829 - 11 Sep 1842
[Flag of
                            French protectorate Tahiti, 1842-c.1845]
11 Sep 1842 - c.1845
[Flag of
                            French protectorate Tahiti, c.1845-1880]
c.1845 - 29 Jun 1880
1791                       The numerous districts of the island of `o Tahiti (called Otaheiti 
                             by the Europeans), each ruled by an ari`i, most descended from 
                             partly legendary rulers of the whole island, come under the 
                             loose leadership of an ari`i rahi (called king by the Europeans).
 9 Sep 1842                `o Tahiti a French protectorate.
1847                       The Queen assumes the style of "Queen of the Society Islands and 
                             their Dependencies"; accepts French protectorate 1 Jan 1847.
29 Jun 1880                Tahiti (`o Tahiti) and dependencies ceded to France by King
                             Pomare V (ratified by France 30 Dec 1880).

Rulers (title Ari`i rahi)
13 Feb 1791 -  3 Sep 1803  Vai ra`a toa Tû Pomare I           (b. 1743 - d. 1803)
                            (de facto paramount ruler from 1768, first as ari`i,
                             then from 1774 as regent for the following)
 3 Sep 1803 - 22 Dec 1808  Pomare II (1st time)               (b. 1774 - d. 1821)
                            (succeeded the preceding at birth 1774 as ari`i)
22 Dec 1808 - 15 Nov 1815  Vacant
15 Nov 1815 -  7 Dec 1821  Pomare II (2nd time)               (s.a.)
 7 Dec 1821 -  8 Jan 1827  Teri`i tari`a Pomare III           (b. 1820 - d. 1827)
 7 Dec 1821 -  8 Jan 1827  Teri`i tari`a Ari`i paea           (b. 1790 - d. 1858)
                             vahine (f) -Regent
11 Jan 1827 - 17 Sep 1877  `Aimata Pomare IV Vahine (f)       (b. 1813 - d. 1877)
17 Sep 1877 - 30 Dec 1880  Ari`i aue Pomare V                 (b. 1839 - d. 1891)


French Comma
ndants Particuliers in Tahiti
 8 Nov 1843 - 16 Jan 1845  Hippolyte Foucher d'Aubigny        (d. 1848)
                            (commandant particulier des Îles de la Société)
16 Jan 1845 -
21 Nov 1854  Post abolished
21 Nov 1854 - 1856         Louis François Roy
                 (b. 1812 - d. ....)
30 Dec 1856 - 1858         Pierre Benjamin Denis Pouget,      (b. 1808 - d. 1892)
                             comte Pouget
25 Oct 1858 -  1 Jan 1859  Pierre Joseph Ernest de Saisset    (b. 1828 - d. 1915)
                             (interim)
 1 Jan 1859 -  1 Jun 1860  Louis Eugène Gaultier de la        (b. 1820 - d. 1886)
                             Richerie 


Ra`iatea and Taha`a
 
[Old Raiatea
                          flag 1847-1880 (French Polynesia)]
1847 - 1880
[Raiatea French
                          Protectorate flag 1880-1888 (French
                          Polynesia)]
1880 - 16 Mar 1888
c.1300                     Ra`iatea, poetically referred to as Havai`i, is regarded
                             as the legendary center of Polynesian dispersion.
c.1800                     Tamatoa III unites the several districts of Ra`iatea and
                             becomes sole ruler.
1831                       The ruler of Ra`iatea also becomes ruler of Taha`a, which
                             up to that date had been fragmented into several districts.
1857                       Annexation by 'o Tahiti.
1860                       Independence recovered.
1880                       French protectorate.
16 Mar 1888                Annexation by France.

Rulers (title Ari`i)
.... - ....                Tautu
.... - ....
               Tamatoa I
.... - ....                Rofai
.... - 1771                Taraoari`i Tamatoa II fa`o          (d. 1771)
1771? - 10 Jul 1831        Vete`a ra`i Tamatoa III             (b. c.1757 - d. 1831)
10 Jul 1831 - 19 Aug 1857  Moe`ore Tamatoa IV                  (b. c.1797 - d. 1857)
                             (in Tahiti exile from 1854)
19 Aug 1857 -  8 Feb 1871  Tamatoa V a Tu                      (b. 1842 - d. 1881)
 8 Feb 1871 - Apr 1881     Tahi toe II                         (b. 1808 - d. 1881)
Apr 1881 - 18 Mar 1884     Rereao Hau roa ari`i (f)            (b. 1830 - d. 1884)
18 Mar 1884 - 16 Mar 1888  Te uru ra`i Ari`i mate Tamatoa VI
                             a Tautu                 
          (b. 1853 - d. 1905)


Porapora (Borabora)

[Bora Bora, Leeward
                      Islands Federation flag 1820-1845 (French
                      Polynesia)]
1820 - 1845
[Bora Bora, Leedward
                      Fedration flag variant 1820-1845 (French
                      Polynesia)]
1820 - 1845  Variant
[Bora Bora flag
                          1847-1888 (French Polynesia)]
1847 - 19 Mar 1888
c.1500                     Porapora, also called Vavau, has a lineage of rulers.
19 Mar 1888                Annexation by France.

Rulers (title Ari`i)
.... - 1745                Tau niua                           (b. c.1707 - d. 1745)
1745 - 1778               
Te ari`i maeva rua I (f)           (d. 1778)
1778 - 1812                Te ari`i noho ra`i Tapoa I         (b. 1772 - d. 1812)
.... - ....                Ma`i -Co-ruler with preceding
1812 - Jul 1860            Tapoa II                           (b. 1808 - d. 1860)
                            (styled Pomare abu rahi as husband
                             of Queen Pomare IV of Otaheiti)
26 Jul 1860 - 12 Feb 1873  Te ari`i maeva rua II (f)          (b. 1841 - d. 1873)
12 Feb 1873 - 19 Mar 1888  Te ari`i maeva rua III (f)         (b. 1871 - d. 1932)
1873 - 1876                Tupua Temauiari`i Ha`amananahia`a
                             
Mai -Regent                      (b. 1849 - d. 1911)


Huahine

[Huahine flag 1847-1888
                      (French Polynesia)]
1847- 16 Mar 1888

16 Mar 1888                Annexation by France.
15 Sep 1895                Royalty terminated.

Rulers (title Ari`i)
.... - 1760                Mau`a
1760 - 1777                Rohianu
`u                          (d. 1777)
1777 - 1790                Te ha`a papa I Te `i`oa tua        (b. 1735 - d. 1790) 
                             Teri`i tari`a (f)
1790 - 1793                Teri`i tari`a                      (b. 1769 - d. 1793)
1793 - 1814                Te na ni
`a                         (b. c.1770 - d. 1814)
1814 - 18 Mar 1815         Mahine Te hei `ura Puru            (b. 1761 - d. 1838)
18 Mar 1815 - 18 Mar 1852  Teri`i tari`a Ari`i paea vahine (f)(b. 1790 - d. 1858)
18 Mar 1852 - 26 Jun 1854  Ma`i hara Te ma ri`i Ari`i peu     (b. 1822 - d. 1877)
                             vahine (f) 
26 Jun 1854 - 26 Jun 1868  Te uru ra`i Ari`i mate             (b. 1824 - d. 1874)
26 Jun 1868 - 22 Feb 1888  Te ha`a papa II (f)(1st time)      (b. 1824 - d. 1893)
22 Feb 1888 - 
16 Mar 1888  Teri`ifa`atau Marama -Regent       (b. 1851 - d. 1909)
                             (1st time)
16 Mar 1888 - 22 Jul 1890  Temari`i Ma`ihara Te uhe (f)       (b. 1838 - d. 1891)

22 Jul 1890 - 28 May 1893  Te ha`a papa II (f)(2nd time)      (s.a.)
22 Jul 1890 - 28 May 1893  Teri`ifa`atau Marama -Regent       (s.a.)
                             (2nd time)
28 May 1893 - 15 Sep 1895  Te ari`i na vaho roa Te ha`a       (b. 1879 - d. 1917)
                             papa III (f)
28 May 1893 - 15 Sep 1895  Teri`ifa`atau Marama -Regent       (s.a.)
                             (3rd time)


`o Paro (Rapa)

c.1800                     Aureka lineage becomes the ruling Ngaitapana dynasty.
 6 Mar 1881                Annexation by France, but kingship continues.
18 Jun 1887                Kingship abolished.

Kings (title Ariki)
c.1800 - ....              Koroi
                           - jointly with following -
c.1800 - ....              Teraau tamaiti
.... -  ....               Pirimaiteiti
1817? - 1825               Tereau
1825 - 18..                Awariki
1863?                      Aperahama
1867? - 1886               Te Paarima (Tereau)
1886 - 18 Jun 1887         .... (f)


Ma`areva (Mangareva)

[Mangareva kingdom flag
                      1832-44, 1855-60 (French Polynesia)]
1832 - 1844, 1855 - 1860

16 Jan 1844                Ma`areva (Mangareva) a French protectorate. 
 5 Jul 1881                Annexation by France.

Rulers (title `Akariki)
.... - ....                Apeiti
.... - ....                Mei`ara-tu`arua
.... - ....                Pokau (temporarily replaced by Poro)
.... - ....                O`oke`u
.... - ....                Te-Makorotau-eriki
.... - ....                Te-Mangi-tutavake
.... - ....                Teiti-a-tuou (usurper)
.... - ....                Te-`Akariki-tea (original name Tama)
                           + Te-`Akariki-pangu
.... - ....                Te-Oa + Te-Ma`uru + Te-Ma-tetama
.... - 1830                Te-Ma-teoa (also called Te-Ma-purure) 
                           + Mataira
1830 - 20 Jun 1857         Te-Ma-puteoa                       (b. 1814 - d. 1857) 
                            (from 1836, Grégoire Stanislas dit 
                             Gregorio I Te-Ma-puteoa)
20 Jun 1857 - 19 Nov 1868  Joseph Gregorio II                 (b. c.1828 - d. 1868)
19 Nov 1868 - 1869         Maria Eutokia Toaputeitou (f) -Regent
1869 - 1873                Aarona Te-Ika-tohara -Regent
1873 - 1881                Bernardo Teaoiti -Regent


Taiohae (Nuku Hiva)
[Nuku Hiva
                          kingdom (Taiohae) flag July 1835 (French
                          Polynesia)]
3-26 Jul 1835 Nuku Hiva Kingdom

....                       Taiohae kingdom
1814                       Claimed by David Porter for the U.S., but claim is not ratified.

 3 - 26 Jul 1835           Abortive Kingdom
of Nuku Hiva proclaimed by French adventurer.
 1 May 1842                Chiefs of the Marquesas Islands cede sovereignty
to France.
Jun 1901  
                Annexed by France.

Rulers (title Haka`iki)
.... - ....                .... [1st ruler]
18.. -  4 Dec 1833         Hape                               (b. c.1791 - d. 1833)
1833 - c.1842              Kai Le Tua Vakamoa I  
 3 Jul 1835 - 26 Jul 1835  Charles Philipe Hippolyte de      
(b. 1793 - d. 1864)
                             Thierry (in rebellion)
c.1842                     Loi Vakamoa II (f)
1842 - 12 Sep 1863         Charles Te Moana                   (b. 1821 - d. 1863)   
12 Sep 1863 - 16 Dec 1863  Elisabeth Vaekehu (f)(1st time)    (b. 1823 - d. 1901)
1863 - 1890                Stanislao
Moanatini                (b. c.1847 - d. 1893)   
1890 - Jun 1901            Elisabeth Vaekehu
(f)(2nd time)    (s.a.) 


Rimatara

[Rimatara flag c.1856-1891
                      (French Polynesia)]
c.1856 - 1891
 

[Rimatara French
                      Protectorate flag 1891-1901 (French Polynesia)]
1891 - 2 Sep 1901

 

29 Mar 1889                French protectorate
 2 Sep 1901                Annexed by France.    
 
Rulers (title Ari`i)

17.. - 1807                Tamaeva I                          (d. 1807)
1807 - 18..                Auura -Regent  
1807 - 28 Nov 1865         Tamaeva II                         (b. c.1805 - d. 1865)
1865 - 1876                Tamaeva III                        (d. 1876)
1876 - 12 Nov 1892         Tamaeva IV (f)                     (b. c.1870 - d. 1892)
12 Nov 1892 -  2 Sep 1901  Tamaeva V (f)                      (b. 1830 - d. 1923)



Rurutu

[Rurutu flag
                          c1858-1889 (French Polynesia)]
c.1858 - 1889
[Rurutu French
                          Protectorate flag 1889-1900 (French
                          Polynesia)]
1889 - 25 Aug 1900
27 Mar 1889                French protectorate
25 Aug 1900                Annexed by France.  

Rulers (title Ari`i)

18.. - 1822                Teramana Teuruari
`i I              (b. 1795 - d. 1822)
1822 - 18..                Tearoro
`o Teuruari`i II            (b. 1821 - d. 1880)
18.. - 1879                Pa
`a Teuruari`i III                (b. 1840 - d. 1923)
1879 - 25 Aug 1900         Epatiama
Teuruari`i IV             (b. 1876 - d. 1936)


Tahuata

[Tahuata Kingdom flag c.1837-1842
                          (French Polynesia)]
c.1837 - 1 May 1842

 1 May 1842                French protectorate.
Apr 1880
                  Annexed by France.  

Rulers (title Haka
`
iki)
1779 - 1818                Keatonui                           (b. c.1743 - d. 1818)  
1818 - Sep 1842            Iotete                             (b. 1790 - d. 1843)
Sep 1842 - Apr 1880        Maheono                            (d. 1880)


French Polynesia

 1 May 1842                Chiefs of the Marquesas Islands cede sovereignty to France;
                             other islands are annexed to 1900.
17 Apr 1843                French Establishments of Oceania (Établissements Français de
                             l'Océanie)
.
27 Oct 1946                Overseas territory of France.
22 Jul 1957                French Polynesia (Polynésie Française).
28 Mar 2003                Overseas collectivité (collectivity).
27 Feb 2004                Overseas country.

Governors of the French Establishments of Oceania, King's Commissioners (from 24 Jun 1848,
Commissioners of the Republic)
to the Society Islands (Gouverneur des Établissements Français d'Océanie, Commissaire du Roi [from 1848, Commissaire de la République] aux îles de la Société)
17 Apr
1843 - 1847         Armand Joseph Bruat                (b. 1796 - d. 1855)
12 May 1847 - 28 Jun 1849  Charles François Lavaud            (b. 1798 - d. 1878) 
Senior Naval Officers Commanding the Naval Subdivision of Oceania, Commissioners of the
Republic
to the Society Islands (Officier supérieur commandant la subdivision navale de
l'océanie
commissaire de la République aux îles de la Société)
28 Jun 1849 - 1850         Charles François Lavaud            (b. 1798 - d. 1878)
20 Mar 1850 - 1852         Louis Adolphe Bonard               (b. 1805 - d. 1867)

16 Jun 1852 - 1854         Théogène François Page             (b. 1807 - d. 1867)
Governors of the French Establishments of Oceania, Imperial Commissioners
to the Society Islands

20 Nov 1854 - 13 Mar 1856  Joseph Fidèle Eugène, marquis du   (b. 1805 - d. 1867)
                             Bouzet
(1st time)
13 Mar 1856 - 30 Dec 1856 
Louis François Roy (acting)        (b. 1812 - d. ....)
30 Dec 1856 - Jan 1857    
Pierre Benjamin Denis Pouget,      (b. 1808 - d. 1892)
                             comte Pouget (1st time)(acting)
Jan 1857 - 1858           
Joseph Fidèle Eugène, marquis du   (s.a.)
                             Bouzet
(2nd time)
25 Mar 1857 - Jun 1857
     Pierre Benjamin Denis Pouget,      (s.a.)
                             comte Pouget (2nd time)(acting)
Jun 1857 - 1858           
Joseph Fidèle Eugène, marquis du   (s.a.)
                             Bouzet
(3rd time)
17 Sep 1858 - 25 Apr 1859
 Jean-Marie Joseph Théodose         (b. 1810 - d. 1879)
                             Saisset
25 Apr 1859 - 14 Jan 1860  Louis Eugène Gaultier de la        (b. 1820 - d. 1886)
                             Richerie
Commandants of the French Establishments of Oceania, Imperial Commissioners
(from 4 Nov 1870, Commissioners of the Republic) to the Society Islands
14 Jan 1860 - 1864         Louis Eugène Gaultier de la        (s.a.)

                             Richerie
11 Oct 1864 - 1869         Émile François Guillaume Clément,  (b. 1803 - d. 1874)
                             comte de la Roncière
 
5 Jun 1869 - 1871         Michel Louis Isidore de Jouslard   (b. 1814 - d. 1872)
 1 Jun 1871 - 1874         Hippolyte Auguste Girard           (b. 1822 - d. 1881)
 
5 Jun 1874 - 1876         Octave Bernard Gilbert-Pierre      (b. 1817 - d. 1882)
17 Apr 1876 - 1877         Antoine Léonce Michaux             (b. 1822 - d. 1893)
25 Aug 1877 - 15 Sep 1877  Joseph Henri Brunet-Millet         (b. 1821 - d. 1885)
15 Sep 1877 -  1 Dec 1877  Paul Serre (interim)               (b. 1818 - d. 1900)
 1 Dec 1877 -  5 Feb 1878  Auguste Marie Édouard d'Oncieu     (b. 1833 - d. 1904)
                             de la Bâtie (interim)
 5 Feb 1878 - 1880         Jacques Ferdinand Planche          (b. 1829 - d. 1894)
24 Feb 1880 -  5 Jul 1881  Henri Isidore Chessé               (b. 1839 - d. 1912)
Governors of the French Establishments of Oceania
 
5 Jul 1881 - 1881         Henri Isidore Chessé               (s.a.)
 6 Sep 1881 - 1883         Frédéric Jean Dorlodot
des Essarts (b. 1832 - d. 1899)
 8 Oct 1883 -  1 Dec 1885  Marie Nicolas François Auguste     (b. 1832 - d. 1897)
                             Morau
 1 Dec 1885 -  2 Sep 1886  Dauphin Moracchini (acting)        (b. 1846 - d. 1903)
 2 Sep 1886 - 29 Oct 1889  Étienne Théodore Lacascade         (b. 1841 - d. 1906)
                            
(1st time)
29 Oct 1889 -  1 Jul 1890  Maurice d'Ingremard (acting)       (b. 1860 - d. 1892)
 
1 Jul 1890 - Apr 1893     Étienne Théodore Lacascade         (s.a.)
                             (2nd time)

Apr 1893 -  4 Jun 1893     Pierre Louis Clovis Papinaud       (b. 1844 - d. 1900)
 
4 Jun 1893 - 24 Oct 1893  Adolphe Jean Granier de Cassagnac  (b. 1849 -
d. 1909) 
                             (acting)
24 Oct 1893 -  7 Dec 1893  Lucien Jules Léon Bommier (acting) (b. 1856 - d. 1897)
 7 Dec 1893 - 20 Apr 1894  Jean Joseph Aimé Ours (acting)     (b. 1833 - d. 1905)
20 Apr 1894 -  1 Apr 1896  Pierre Louis Clovis Papinaud       (b. 1844 - d. 1900)
 
1 Apr 1896 - 31 Jan 1897  Gustave Pierre Théodore Gallet     (b. 1850 - d. 1926)
                             (1st time) (acting)
31 Jan 1897 -  4 Feb 1898  Marie Louis Gustave Gabrié (acting)(b. 1852 - d. 1907)
 
4 Feb 1898 - 24 Mar 1899  Gustave Pierre Théodore Gallet     (s.a.)
                             (2nd time)
24 Mar 1899 - 14 Jul 1899  Joseph-Marie de Pous (acting)      (b. 1860 - d. 1931)
14 Jul 1899 - 30 Nov 1899  Victor François Frédéric Rey       (b. 1853 - d. 19..)
                             (1st time)(acting)
30 Nov 1899 - 19 Jan 1901  Gustave Pierre Théodore Gallet     (s.a.)
                             (3rd time)
19 Jan 1901 - 25 Feb 1901  Victor François Frédéric Rey       (s.a.)

                             (2nd time)(acting)
25 Feb 1901 -  5 Feb 1904  Édouard Georges Théophile Petit    (b. 1856 - d. 1904)
1904                       Victor Louis Marie Lanrezac        (b. 1854 - d. 1916)
                             (did not take office)
 5 Feb 1904 - 20 Feb 1905  Henri François Charles Cor (acting)(b. 1864 - d. 1932)
20 Feb 1905 - Mar 1907     Philippe Émile Jullien             (b. 1845 - d. 1912)
27 Mar 1907 -  4 Dec 1908  Élie Adrien Édouard Charlier       (b. 1864 - d. 19..)
                             (acting)
 5 Dec 1908 - 1910         Joseph Pascal François             (b. 1853 - d. 1914)
12 Aug 1910 -  6 Apr 1912  Jules Adrien Jean Bonhoure         (b. 1860 - d. 1929)
 6 Apr 1912 -  4 Aug 1912  Charles Hostein (acting)           (b. 1862 - d. 1930)
 4 Aug 1912 -  4 Aug 1913  Baptiste Léon Géraud (acting)      (b. 1873 - d. 1954)
 4 Aug 1913 - 1915         William Maurice Fawtier            (b. 1867 - d. 1926)
24 Oct 1915 - 18 Apr 1919  Gustave Jacques Henri Julien       (b. 1870 - d. 1936)
18 Apr 1919 - 17 May 1919  Guillaume Louis Antoine Hector     (b. 1866 - d. 1954)
                             Simoneau (acting) 

17 May 1919 - 13 Feb 1921  Eugène Stanislas Josselin Robert   (b. 1867 - d. 1956)
                             (acting)

13 Feb 1921 - 10 Apr 1921  Gabriel Henri Joseph Thaly         (b. 1875 - d. 1967)
                             (1st time) (acting)
10 Apr 1921 - 17 Oct 1921  Auguste André Marius Guédès        (b. 1871 - d. 1929)
17 Oct 1921 - 18 Sep 1922  Gabriel Henri Joseph Thaly         (s.a.)
                             (2nd time) (acting)
18 Sep 1922 -  7 Jan 1927  Louis Félix Marie Édouard Rivet    (b. 1869 - d. 1933)
 7 Jan 1927 - 30 Apr 1928  Jean Baptiste Dominique Alfred     (b. 1868 - d. 1935) 
                             Solari (acting)
30 Apr 1928 - 21 Jun 1930  Joseph Louis Bouge (acting)        (b. 1878 - d. 1960)
21 Jun 1930 - 18 Jun 1932  Léonce Alphonse Noël Henri Joré    (b. 1882 - d. 1975)
18 Jun 1932 - 17 Jun 1933  Alfred Léon Bouchet (acting)       (b. 1877 - d. 1952)
17 Jun 1933 - May 1935     Michel Lucien Montagné             (b. 1886 - d. 1942) 
 9 May 1935 - 17 Mar 1937  Henri Sautot (acting)              (b. 1885 - d. 1963)
17 Mar 1937 -  2 Sep 1940  Frédéric Marie Jean Baptiste       (b. 1889 - d. 1976)
                             Chastenet de Géry
 
2 Sep 1940 - 10 Sep 1940  Provisional Government
                           - Édouard Ahnne                    (b. 1867 - d. 1945)
                           - Georges Félix Lagarde            (b. 1867 - d. 1946)
                           - Émile Alexandre Martin           (b. 1879 - d. 1959)
                           - Georges Bambridge                (b. 1887 - d. 1942)
10 Sep 1940 -  3 Nov 1940  Édmond Mansard                     (b. 1875 - d. 1952)
 
3 Nov 1940 - 16 Jun 1941  Émile de Curton                    (b. 1908 - d. 1986)
16 Jun 1941 - 1941         Richard Brunot                     (b. 1883 - d. 1958)
 1 Oct 1941 - 1945         Georges Louis Joseph Orselli       (b. 1896 - d. 1971)
 
8 Sep 1945 - Aug 1947     Jean Camille Haumant               (b. 1898 - d. 1955)
                             (acting, from 13 Dec 1945 interim)
10 Aug 1947 - 1949         P
ierre Louis Maestracci            (b. 1893 - d. 1960)
 2 Apr 1949 - 1950         Armand Anziani                     (b. 1904 - d. 1960)
13 Oct 1950 - 30 Nov 1950  Louis André Girault (interim)
30 Nov 1950 - Sep 1954     René Jean Albert Petitbon          (b. 1902 - d. 1965)
28 Sep 1954 - 22 Jul 1957  Jean-François Toby                 (b. 1900 - d. 1964)
Governors, Chefs du Territoire
22 Jul 1957 - Mar 1958     Jean-François Toby                 (s.a.)

10 Mar 1958 - Oct 1958     Camille Victor Bailly (acting)     (b. 1907 - d. 1984)
25 Oct 1958 -  1 Nov 1959  Pierre René Sicaud (1st time)      (b. 1911 - d. 1998)
 
1 Nov 1959 - Feb 1960     Georges Marie Joseph Poulet        (b. 1914 - d. 2008)
                             (acting)
Feb 1960 - 12 Dec 1961    
Pierre René Sicaud (2nd time)      (s.a.)
12 Dec 1961 - Jan 1965     Aimé Grimald                       (b. 1903 - d. 2000)

20 Jan 1965 - 1969         Jean Charles Sicurani              (b. 1915 - d. 1977)
11 Mar 1969 - 1973         Pierre Louis Angeli                (b. 1921 - d. 2008)
11 Aug 1973 - 1975         Daniel Videau                      (b. 1920 - d. 2017)

 4 Dec 1975 - 13 Jul 1977  Charles Schmitt                    (b. 1922 - d. 1977)

High Commissioners (also presidents of the council of ministers to 14 Sep 1984)
13 Jul 1977 - 31 Oct 1977  Charles Schmitt                    (s.a.)
19 Dec 1977 - 27 Jul 1981  Paul Cousseran                     (b. 1922 - d. 2000)
27 Jul 1981 - 15 Jan 1983  Paul Noirot-Cosson                 (b. 1924 - d. 1997)
15 Jan 1983 - 28 Mar 1985  Alain Robert Ohrel                 (b. 1935 - d. 2010)
14 Apr 1985 - 1986         Bernard Gérard                     (b. 1932 - d. 2011)
28 Apr 1986 - 10 Nov 1987  Pierre Louis Angéli                (s.a.)
28 Nov 1987 -  3 Jan 1992  Jean Montpezat                     (b. 1937)
31 Jan 1992 -  8 Aug 1994  Michel Jau                         (b. 1951)
 8 Aug 1994 - 27 Aug 1997  Paul Roncière                      (b. 1942)
27 Aug 1997 -  8 Oct 1997  Micael Jeanjean (acting)           (b. 1951)
 8 Oct 1997 - 24 Oct 2001  Jean Aribaud                       (b. 1943)
24 Oct 2001 - 17 Nov 2001  Christian Massinon (acting)        (b. 1946)
17 Nov 2001 - 30 Jul 2005  Michel Mathieu                     (b. 1944 - d. 2010)
30 Jul 2005 - 10 Sep 2005  Jacques Michaut (acting)           (b. 1946)
10 Sep 2005 - 29 Jun 2008  Anne Boquet (f)                    (b. 1952)
29 Jun 2008 -  7 Jul 2008  Eric Spitz (acting)                (b. 1963)
 7 Jul 2008 -  7 Jan 2011  Adolphe Colrat                     (b. 1955)
 7 Jan 2011 - 24 Jan 2011  Alexandre Rochatte (acting)        (b. 1969)
24 Jan 2011 -  3 Sep 2012  Richard Didier                     (b. 1961)
 3 Sep 2012 - 23 Aug 2013  Jean-Pierre Laflaquiere            (b. 1947)
23 Aug 2013 - 16 Sep 2013  Gilles Cantal (acting)             (b. 1953)
16 Sep 2013 - 25 May 2016  Lionel Beffre                      (b. 1964)
25 May 2016 - 30 May 2016  Marc Tschiggfrey (acting)          (b. 1971)
30 May 2016 -              René Bidal                         (b. 1960)

Vice presidents of the Government Council
12 Nov 1957 - 18 Oct 1958  Pouvanaa a Oopa                    (b. 1895 - d. 1977)  RDPT
18 Oct 1958 - 11 Jul 1977  Post abolished
11 Jul 1977 -  3 Jun 1982  Francis Sanford                    (b. 1912 - d. 1996)  TEA-UF
 3 Jun 1982 - 14 Sep 1984  Gaston Flosse                      (b. 1931)            TH-RPR 
Presidents of the Government
14 Sep 1984 - 12 Feb 1987  Gaston Flosse (1st time)           (s.a.)               TH-RPR 
12 Feb 1987 -  9 Dec 1987  Jacques Teuira                     (b. 1933)            TH-RPR
 9 Dec 1987 -  4 Apr 1991  Alexandre Léontieff                (b. 1948 - d. 2009)  TH;1988 TT
 4 Apr 1991 - 27 Feb 2004  Gaston Flosse (2nd time)           (s.a.)               TH-RPR 
Presidents
27 Feb 2004 - 14 Jun 2004  Gaston Flosse (1st time)           (s.a.)               TH-UMP
14 Jun 2004 - 23 Oct 2004  Oscar Temaru (1st time)            (b. 1944)            TH-FLP/UPLD
23 Oct 2004 -  3 Mar 2005  Gaston Flosse (2nd time)           (s.a.)               TH-UMP
 3 Mar 2005 - 26 Dec 2006  Oscar Temaru (2nd time)            (s.a.)               TH-FLP/UPLD
26 Dec 2006 - 13 Sep 2007  Gaston Tong Sang (1st time)        (b. 1949)            TH-UMP
13 Sep 2007 - 23 Feb 2008  Oscar Temaru (3rd time)            (s.a.)               TH-FLP/UPLD
23 Feb 2008 - 15 Apr 2008  Gaston Flosse (3rd time)           (s.a.)               TH-UMP
15 Apr 2008 - 11 Feb 2009  Gaston Tong Sang (2nd time)        (s.a.)               OPTA/TTA
11 Feb 2009 - 24 Nov 2009  Oscar Temaru (4th time)            (s.a.)               TH-FLP/UPLD
24 Nov 2009 -  1 Apr 2011  Gaston Tong Sang (3rd time)        (s.a.)               OPTA/TTA
 1 Apr 2011 - 17 May 2013  Oscar Temaru (5th time)            (s.a.)               TH-FLP/UPLD
17 May 2013 -  5 Sep 2014  Gaston Flosse (4th time)           (s.a.)               TH-UMP
 5 Sep 2014 - 12 Sep 2014  Nuihau Laurey (acting)             (b. 1964)            TH-UMP
12 Sep 2014 -              Édouard Fritch                     (b. 1952)            TH-UMP;2016
                                                                                   TAPURA


Presidents of the Assembly (Representative Assembly to 1952;
Territorial Assembly 1952-1996; from 1996 Assembly)
11 Mar 1946 - 31 Mar 1949  Joseph Quesnot                     (b. 1895 - d. 1949)  RI
 1 Apr 1949 -  4 Oct 1951  Jean Millaud (1st time)            (b. 1906 - d. 1991)  RI
 4 Oct 1951 - 14 Mar 1953  Albert Leboucher                   (b. 1888 - d. 1954)  RDPT
14 Mar 1953 - 18 Oct 1953  Jean-Baptiste Céran-Jérusalémy     (b. 1921 - d. 2014)  RDPT
                             (1st time)
18 Oct 1953 - 10 Jun 1955  Noël Ilari                         (b. 1897 - d. 1985)  RDPT
10 Jun 1955 - 23 Apr 1958  Walter Grand                       (b. 1917 - d. 1983)  RDPT
23 Apr 1958 - 27 May 1958  Jean-Baptiste Céran-Jérusalémy     (s.a.)               RDPT
                             (2nd time)
27 May 1958 - 20 May 1959  Georges Leboucher                  (b. 1919 - d. 1973)  UTD
20 May 1959 -  2 Mar 1961  Jacques Tauraa (1st time)          (b. 1920 - d. 1980)  RDPT
 2 Mar 1961 -  6 Nov 1962  Frantz Vanizette (1st time)        (b. 1927 - d. 2001)  Ind 
 6 Nov 1962 - 17 May 1968  Jacques Tauraa (2nd time)          (s.a.)             RDPT;1963 LH
17 May 1968 - 17 Jun 1969  Jean Millaud (2nd time)            (s.a.)               TEA
17 Jun 1969 - 17 May 1970  John Teariki (1st time)            (b. 1914 - d. 1983)  THA-UP
14 May 1970 - 13 May 1971  Jean Millaud (3rd time)            (s.a.)               TEA
13 May 1971 - 25 May 1972  John Teariki (2nd time)            (s.a.)               THA-UP
25 May 1972 -  5 Oct 1972  Jean Millaud (4th time)            (s.a.)               TEA
 5 Oct 1972 -  5 Jun 1974  Gaston Flosse (1st time)           (s.a.)               UT-UDR
 5 Jun 1974 - 10 Jun 1976  Frantz Vanizette (2nd time)        (s.a.)               UF/TAT-TT
10 Jun 1976 -  7 Jun 1977  Gaston Flosse (2nd time)           (s.a.)               UT-UDR
 7 Jun 1977 - 28 Apr 1978  Frantz Vanizette (3rd time)        (s.a.)               UF
28 Apr 1978 - 29 May 1979  John Teariki (3rd time)            (s.a.)               THA-UP
29 May 1979 - 30 May 1980  Frantz Vanizette (4th time)        (s.a.)               UF
30 May 1980 - 29 May 1981  John Teariki (4th time)            (s.a.)               PHA/UP
29 May 1981 -  1 Jun 1982  Frantz Vanizette (5th time)        (s.a.)               UF
 1 Jun 1982 -  5 Apr 1983  Émile Vernaudon (1st time)         (b. 1943)            AA
 5 Apr 1983 - 12 Mar 1987  Jacques Teuira                     (s.a.)               TH-RPR
12 Mar 1987 - 10 May 1988  Roger Doom                         (b. 1935 - d. 2016)  TH-RPR
10 May 1988 - 28 Mar 1991  Jean Juventin (1st time)           (b. 1928)            PHA
28 Mar 1991 -  2 Apr 1992  Émile Vernaudon (2nd time)         (s.a.)               AA
 2 Apr 1992 -  6 Apr 1995  Jean Juventin (2nd time)           (s.a.)               UP
 6 Apr 1995 - 23 May 1996  Tinomana Ebb                       (b. 1934 - d. 2009)  TAM-VC/UDF
23 May 1996 - 17 May 2001  Justin Arapari                     (b. 1947)            TH-RPR
17 May 2001 -  3 Jun 2004  Lucette Taero (f)                  (b. 1957)            TH-RPR
 3 Jun 2004 - 16 Nov 2004  Antony Géros (1st time)            (b. 1956)            TH-FLP/UPLD
16 Nov 2004 - 14 Apr 2005  Hirohiti Tefaarere (1st time)      (b. 1954)            TH-UMP/UPLD
                             (interim)
14 Apr 2005 - 13 Apr 2006  Antony G
éros (2nd time)            (s.a.)               TH-FLP/UPLD
13 Apr 2006 - 12 Apr 2007  Philip Schyle (1st time)           (b. 1962)            FA-UDF/ADN
12 Apr 2007 - 26 Feb 2008 
Édouard Fritch (1st time)          (s.a.)               TH-UMP
26 Feb 2008 - 29 Feb 2008 
Hirohiti Tefaarere (2nd time)      (s.a.)               AA/TTA
                             (interim)
29 Feb 2008 -
11 Feb 2009  Oscar Temaru (1st time)            (s.a.)               TH-FLP/UPLD
12 Feb 2009 -  9 Apr 2009  
Édouard Fritch (2nd time)          (s.a.)               TH-UMP
 9 Apr 2009 -  9 Apr 2010  
Philip Schyle (2nd time)           (s.a.)               OPTA
 9 Apr 2010 -  1 Apr 2011
  Oscar Temaru (2nd time)            (s.a.)               TH-FLP/UPLD
 1 Apr 2011 - 14 Apr 2011
 Antony Géros (3rd time) (interim)  (s.a.)               TH-FLP/UPLD
14 Apr 2011 -
16 May 2013  Jacques "Jacqui" Tiamatahi Drollet (b. 1944)            UPLD/UDSP
16 May 2013 - 12 Sep 2014  Édouard Fritch (3rd time)          (s.a.)               TH-UMP
15 Sep 2014 - 17 May 2018  Marcel Tuihani                     (b. 1971)        TH-UMP;2018 TOAP
17 May 2018 -              Gaston Tong Sang                   (s.a.)                TAPURA


Party abbreviations: AA = 'Ai'a 'Api/Nouveau Patrie (New Nation, center-left, autonomist, split from TEA, est.1982); ADN = Alliance pour une Démocratie Nouvelle (Alliance for a New Democracy, centrist coalition of FA and No Oe E Te Nunaa [This Country is Yours], est.2004); FA = Fetia 'Api/Nouvelle Étoile (New Star, center-right, pro-autonomy, est.Feb 1996); Ind = Indépendant (Independent); OPTA = O Porinetia To Tatou 'Ai'a (Polynesia Our Home, pro-autonomy, anti-independence, split from TH-UMP, est.2007); TAPURA = Tapura Huiraatira/Liste du Peuple (People's List, autonomist, anti-independence right, split from TH, est.20 Feb 2016); TH-FLP = Tavini Huira'atira no t'ao Ma'ohi/ Front de Libération de la Polynésie (Servant of the Polynesian People - Front for the Liberation of Polynesia, independentist, est.1977); TH-UMP = Taho'era'a Huira'atira-Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (Our Home - Popular Rally Union for a Popular Movement, Gaullist conservative,  autonomist, anti-independence, former TH-RPR, est.2003); TTA = To Tatou 'Ai'a (Our Home Alliance, autonomist coalition led by OPTA, est.2008); TOAP = Te Ora 'Api o Porinetia/Nouveau Souffle pour la Polynésie (A New Wind for Polynesia, reformist, split from TH-UMP, est.2018); UPLD = Union pour la Démocratie (Union for Democracy, pro-independence coalition, incl. TH-UMP, AA, FA, and TH-FLP, est.2004);
- Former parties: HA = Here Ai'a (Love the Land, 1963-c.1978); PHA = Pupu Here 'Ai'a/Parti de l'Amour du Peuple (Love of the People Party, autonomist, 1965-1983); RDPT = Rassemblement Démocratique des Populations Tahitiennes (Democratic Rally of the Tahitian Populations, separatist, Oct 1947-5 Nov 1963, succeeded by HA); RI = Républicains Indépendants (Independent Republicans); TAM-VC = Te 'Avei'a Mau/le Vrai Cap (True Path, est.1996); TAT-TT = Te Au Tahoeraa-Tomite Taufa (loose coalition, est.1972); TEA = Te E'a 'Api No Porinetia (New Way of Polynesia, autonomist, 1965-1985); THA = Te Here Ai'a (Love of the Land, est.1965); TH-RPR = Taho'era'a Huira'atira-Rassemblement pour la République (Our Home - People's Rally for the Republic, conservative, Gaullist, autonomist, anti-independence, 1977-2003, renamed TH-UMP); TT = Te Ti'arama (The Torch, center-right, split split from TH-RPR, est.1987); UC = Union de Centrist (Centrist Union, centrist); UDF = Union pour la Démocratie Française (Union for the French Democracy, centrist, social-democratic, 1978-1998); UF = Uni Front (United Front, coalition of THA and part of E'a Api and minor parties, est.1977); UDSP = Union pour le Développement, la Stabilité et la Paix (Union for Development, Stability and Peace, coalition incl. TH-FLP, split from UPLD, 2008-2010); UP = Union Polynésienne (Polynesian Union, moderate autonomist, incl. TT and PHA, est.1991); UTD = Union Tahitienne Démocratique (Tahitian Democratic Union, Gaullist, autonomist, 1958-1962, renamed UTD-UNR); UTD-UNR = Union Tahitienne Démocratique-Union pour la Nouvelle République (Tahitian Democratic Union-Union for the New Republic, Gaullist, autonomist, 1962-1968, renamed UT-UDR); UT-UDR = Union Tahitienne - Union pour la Défense de al République (Tahitian Union-Union for Defense of the Republic, Gaullist, autonomist, 1968-1977, merged into TH-RPR)   







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