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Hule fortress

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Hule Fortress was a stronghold in Nukunuku, Tongatapu, Country of Tonga, during 1826. Nukunuku is a village of Noble Tu'ivakano(Uhi) and his community and it is located in Tongatapu (main island of Tonga) in the west side of the peninsula.

Nukunuku is located only few kilometres from Nukuʻalofa, capital of Tongatapu.

At about 1826, Noble Tu'ivakano (Viliami Aokatoa) and many other chiefs accepted Christianity influenced of Taufa'ahau (George Tupou 1) Tonga. The people of Nukunuku did not like the idea and they opposed Christianity and also Tu'ivakano (Viliami Aokatoa); Christianity was a foreign religion which would contradict their own traditional religion.

The Kainga of Tu'ivakano from Nukunuku outcast Tu'ivakano and renounced Tuivakano (Viliami Aokatoa)and promoted Uhi as their new Tu'ivakano. Tu'ivakano (Viliami Aokatoa) returned to Nuku'alofa and sought help from Aleamotu'a and Taufa'ahau.

Taufa'ahau stormed the Hule fortress, which known as, the Battle of Hule. As the Fortress was falling, Noble Tu'ivakanoUhi and the Supreme warrior/commander of Tanginoa was the son-in-law of Noble Tu'ivakano (Uhi).

Taufa'ahau defeated Hule and those who opposed Noble Tu'ivakano (Viliami Aokatoa) most of these people were killed in Hule. Tanginoa escaped with his wife, Lolohea Tu'ivakano (Noble Tu'ivakano's first daughter) to Ha'akame (a village in the Eastern side of Tongatapu).

Taufa'ahau gave Tu'ivakano (Viliami Aokatoa) a lot of land in Nuku'alofa, and told Tu'ivakano that whatever piece of land he can clear as much bushes from will belong to him. That is the reason why Tu'ivakano (Viliami Aokatoa) moved and stay in Nuku'alofa.

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