Sowane Canavia Teahana

1959–1981 (Age 21)
Suva, Rewa, Fiji, PacI

The Life of Sowane Canavia

When Sowane Canavia Teahana was born on 16 March 1959, in Suva, Central, Fiji, his father, Tomu Vateai Teahana, was 32 and his mother, Verenaisi Vikuyaki, was 22. He died on 16 January 1981, at the age of 21.

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Family Time Line

Tomu Vateai Teahana
Verenaisi Vikuyaki
Sowane Canavia Teahana

Parents & Siblings

  • Tomu Vateai Teahana


  • Female1936–2006Female



World Events (3)


Age 4

Women and Fijians enfranchised. predominantly Fijian Alliance Party (AP) set up.

Age 9

University of the South Pacific established. University of the South Pacific established.

Age 11

Fiji becomes independent with Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara of the AP as prime minister.

Name Meaning

Irish (Kerry): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Téacháin ‘descendant of Téachán’, a personal name probably derived from teitheachán ‘fugitive’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Sowane Canavia Teahana - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Sowane Canavia Teahana

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