Tauariki Maiti (nee Ngau)

14 June 1921–4 November 1996 (Age 75)
Cook Islands

The Life of Tauariki

When Tauariki Maiti (nee Ngau) was born on 14 June 1921, in Cook Islands, her father, Ngaumetua Vaevaeongo, was 25 and her mother, Rima Ria Ngau, was 22. She married Maana Maiti about 1941, in Cook Islands. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 4 November 1996, in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, at the age of 75, and was buried in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

Maana Maiti
Tauariki Maiti (nee Ngau)
Marriage: about 1941
Tuainekore Maana Maiti
Kopu Maana Maiti

Spouse and Children

about 1941
Cook Islands


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 2

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 18

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 22

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 Swiss German: from a pet form of the personal name Matthaeus ( see Matthew ).2 Shortened form of Finnish Mattila or some other surname based on the personal name Matti, a Finnish form of Matthew .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Tauariki in entry for Koi Matariki, "Cook Islands, Public Records, 1846-1989"

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