Ilaisaane Tilisa Fonua

28 February 1918–January 2005 (Age 86)
, Haapai, Tonga, Pacific Island

The Life of Ilaisaane Tilisa

Ilaisaane Tilisa Fonua was born on 28 February 1918 as the daughter of Samuela Langi Tuifua and Palu Toakase. She died in January 2005, in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, at the age of 86, and was buried in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.

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'Isime'eli Lutui Fonua
Ilaisaane Tilisa Fonua

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Samuela Langi Tuifua


    Palu Toakase




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World Events (8)

1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 5

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 21

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 25

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. 

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: topographic name from fonda ‘mine’ (from Latin fundus, funda).2 Catalan: possibly a topographic name from fonda ‘inn’, from Arabic funduq, or perhaps a nickname from fonda ‘slingshot’.3 The name may also be Italian, a habitational name from a place named with the adjective fondo, fonda ‘deep’, for example Cavafonda ‘deep cave’ or Vallefonda.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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