Saia Taani Tuitahi Afeaki

26 September 1916–14 March 1997 (Age 80)
Masilamea, Tongatapu, Tonga

The Life of Saia Taani Tuitahi

When Saia Taani Tuitahi Afeaki was born on 26 September 1916, in Masilamea, Tongatapu, Tonga, his father, Taniela Afeaki, was 46 and his mother, Mele Vivili Hakaumotu, was 31. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Mele Liuaki Sovaleni. He died on 14 March 1997, in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, at the age of 80, and was buried in Waikumete, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.

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Saia Taani Tuitahi Afeaki
Mele Liuaki Sovaleni
Kalolaine Afeaki
Master Sione Tau’akikofe Afeaki
Master Taani Afeaki

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World Events (7)

1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 7

The Ross Dependency is a New Zealand dependency located on the Antarctician Continent. It is the only settlement on the Antartica that is claimed by a sovereign nation. New Zealand still owns claim even after the Antarctic Treaty that was signed in 1959 by 11 other nations. 

Age 23

WWII. Troops from New Zealand see action in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific during World War II.
1943 · Eleanor Roosevelt Visits During War

Age 27

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt visited New Zealand during the calmer years of World War II in the Pacific. It was the first time that a first lady of the United States had visited the country alone without their husband. 

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Sources (2)

  • Saia Taani Afeaki, "New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists, 1839-1973"
  • Saia Taani Tuitahi Afeaki, "Find A Grave Index"

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