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Postby lishspik » Mon May 23, 2005 2:04 am

Hi, I'm doing some research on the Tu'itonga and would simply like to ask if anyone had any information on the tu'itonga laufilitonga. Apparently laufilitonga had many children, but the only known legitimate child is Fakaua'imanu'a. Does anybody know if he had any other known legitimate children, information is greatly appreciated...
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Postby gigglez » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:01 am

Hey there Lish...

Here's a website you can check out...hope it'll help you!
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Postby leuvein » Sun Jul 31, 2005 12:03 pm

Hello Lispiks,

One of Laufilitonga's wife was Halaevalu, the half sister of Taufa'ahau Tupou I and their children were the twins, Kalaniuvalu and Lavinia Veiongo. The line of the Kalaniuvalu still stands today and the descendents of Lavinia includes the Kupu family.

The first Kalaniuvalu had a son named Siaosi Pangia who had no legitimate heir, but his descendents are in Lapaha. The current holder of the Kalaniuvalu line however, is from the sister of Pangia named Afa.

Laufilitonga as you well know, preserved the traditional kava of the Tu'i Tonga by giving his kava to the Catholic Bishop. When Laufilitonga accepted baptism thru the Catholic Church, he realized at the same time that he will be the last king of his long dynasty, because Taufa'ahau has became sole ruler of the Tongan Islands. Everything that pertain to the Tu'i Tonga was to go to the Tu'i Kanokupolu, with that in mind, Laufilitonga decided that he will saveguard his position in the Kava or his kava in the care of the Catholic Church. Pea ne foaki leva 'ene kava ki he 'Epikopo! That is why a Catholic priest has the first cup of kava when he partake in a kava ceremony, even if the nobles are presents.

Today in the City of Lapaha, a "pongipongi" will be given once a priest has been ordained. This "pongipongi" of the priest is also a symbolic commemoration of his kava, given to the Church by the late King Laufilitonga.
For his heart, truly the mountain of this small Tongan, would not allow him to succumb easily.

Olaf Ruhen, author of Minerva Reef, on Finau Laione.
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Postby Lile Viola » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:31 pm

Oku pehe koe ngaahi mali o Tui Tonga Laufilitonga nae toko 18 ka koe asi he 'u pepa hisitolia ae ngaahi mali pe e 6. Koe legal wife o King Siaosi Tupou 1 ko Salote Mafileo nae uluaki mali mo Laufilitonga ka nae ikai ha fanau. Koe half-sister o King Siaosi Tupou 1 Halalevalu, nae mali mo Laufilitonga 'o 'iai koe a Lavinia Mahanga mo hono tuongaane ko Kalaniuvalu.

Koe 'direct descent' oe tokotaha oku ke kumi kiai koe siana koe ko Joel Mataele. koene fae koe tupu mei he vaa koia o Fakaua. I he fanau koe nae iai ae fae a Joel Mataele nae mate kotoa tukukehe ae fefine koeni. koe fefine koeni nae fa'a fk-fe'ao kia Queen Salote.
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Postby gigglez » Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:31 am

this site could help u out..........(pm gigglez or moderator for the link...thanks)
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