Welcome to ’Eua
'Eua's history is fascinating, too. In times past ’Euans had a reputation as the fiercest warriors in Tonga. Their sparsely populated island also became a haven for migrants moved from other islands. In 1860, when King Tupou I heard that European ships were capturing Tongans at the remote southern island of ‘Ata for use as slaves, he resettled the island’s entire population to ’Eua for their own protection. In 1946, after a nasty volcanic eruption at Niuafo’ou in the Niua Group, Queen Salote moved that island’s population to ’Eua also.