The Waihutete event
According to the sources who explained this event there was a
link with the Hongi-wars
on Hoamoal (West Seram).
It is possible that this event occurred after
kora-kora (war boats) from Ema Hoamoal.
According to the source from Ema under the guidance of
Kapitan Sahulata. After the fightings on Hoamoal kapitan Sahulata
did not returned to the kora-kora, whereupon the control was transferred to kapitan
Leimena and is malesi's Palapessy
and Tupan. Because according to the sources from Ema and
Ameth it was kapitan Leimena assited by the
malesi Tupan who lead the battles for Ema.
The course of events on Waihutete went as follows:
When the kora-kora of Ema arrived from Hoamoal under the guidance of kapitan
steersman Maitimu in the vicinity of the island Ambon they entered a bay because
everyone on the kora-kora was exhausted.
After the anchor was cast out everyone fell in sleep because of fatigue.
the meantime a strong
headwind sprung up. The anchor tored loose and the kora-kora
broke adrift and no more island was visable, because the sky
was blackend by the
headwind and heavy rain.
Immediately one tried to save the kora-kora against the currents and
although it was dark and no target was visable to row to. Everyone did
fierce attempts to look for the coast.
Suddenly a mountain ahead of them doomed and the steersman
started to aim the stem to that high
mountain. Those were the three mountains Lawakanoo, Eosisina and
Nusahuhu from Nusalaut. The kora-kora
approached the coast and entered the bay of Waihutete.
They were well received by the people of Ameth. They got food
and became well
treated, but there was no drinking water for them. Kapitan
Leimena then said that "we
Huaresi Rehung will give our brethern of Ameth water", he raised his spear and threw it to the
coralstones at the edge of the beach of Ameth, which was called Waihutete
and suddenly water welled up.
This water was sweet and this
source still exists until now . Beside the source where
one one ate mangos (which one had taken along probably from Hoamoal),
one manggo-pit was planted, which
developed later into an adult tree and carried fruit, until it
was devastated and burned in 1960, by
as was told a Seruees, only the roots are still proof
of this fact.
Until today both generations old and the young of Ameth
know that the
source and the manggo-tree are gifts from Ema as a sign of this
source: Book concerning pela Ameth and Ema - I, Dias, J. Mailoa
et al - Ambon 1972