Sione Tuputupu

1933–2011 (Age 78)
Koulo, Ha'apai, Tonga

The Life of Sione

When Sione Tuputupu was born on 25 August 1933, in Koulo, Ha'apai, Tonga, his father, Viliami Tuputupu, was 33 and his mother, Houpi Uasi, was 27. He married Meleane Tonga about 1974. He died on 30 November 2011, in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, at the age of 78, and was buried in Manukau, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

Sione Tuputupu
Meleane Tonga
Marriage: about 1974

Spouse & Children

about 1974
Nukualofa, Tongatapu, Tonga

Parents & Siblings

  • Viliami Tuputupu


  • Houpi Uasi




World Events (8)


Age 6

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 10

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. 
1955 · The Pulp and Paper Mill

Age 22

The Tasman Mill is the largest single employer in the Eastern Bay of Plenty region. It has continued to use the geothermal steam as a power source and is home to a 100-megawatt Geothermal power station that is located within the mill.

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