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Hon. 'Inoke Fotu Faletau The Noble 'Akau'ola

BORN : 24 JUN 1937, Neiafu,Vava'u,Tonga
DIED : 6 OCT 2005, Nuku'alofa,Tongatapu,Tonga
BURIED : 13 OCT 2005, Neiafu,Vava'u,Tonga

FATHER : Hon. 'Akau'ola Siosateki Tonga Veikune Faletau The Noble 'Akau'ola [24 OCT 1894 - 10 NOV 1954]
MOTHER : Hon. Cecilia Elizabeth Lyden [1916 - 1960]

PARTNER : Hon. Ma'ata 'Evelini Hurrell

  1. Hon. Mele Vikatolia Faletau
  2. Hon. 'Ahovaleamoemapa Faletau The Noble 'Akau'ola [27 JUN 1967 - ]
  3. Siosateki 'Inoke Fotu Faletau
  4. Siaosi Fatufakatele-'i-Lofanga Latulala Faletau

13th 'Akau'ola [xx.1.1996]- [6.10.2005]
Educated at St. Peter's School, Cambridge, New Zealand, at Tonga High School in Nuku'alofa, and at Auckland Grammar in New Zealand, he further studied at the University of Wales, Swansea, and Manchester University in the United Kingdom; he bega n working for the Government of Tonga as a Junior Clerk of the Ministry of Finance in 1958, and three years later (1961), he became the Official Translator and Acting Chief Clerk at the Prime Minister's Office before he was promoted to Assistan t Secretary to Government in 1965 and then as Secretary to Government in 1968; he was appointed as Tonga's High Commissioner to Great Britain in October 1972, concurrent with his appointee as Tonga's Ambassador to France, Germany, Belgium, Netherl ands, Denmark, Luxembourg, Italy, Russia, USA, European Economic Community EEC, Council of Europe, UNESCO and the Food and Agriculture Organization FAO; he was again appointed the Senior High Commissioner and Doyen of the Diplomatic Corps to th e Royal Court of St James, Great Britain in 1982; Director of the Commonwealth Foundation 1985/1993; Deputy Secretary of the Prime Minister's office (Tonga); Secretary for Fisheries 1996/2005; Governor of Vava'u 2002/2005; his awards and honour s are, Knight Grand Cross, Order of Merit, Federal Republic of Germany [1975]; Order of Merit, Luxembourg; Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee Medal [1977]; Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, U.K. [1993]; Queen Beatrix Coronation Medal; King Tauf a'ahau Tupou IV Silver Jubilee Medal [1995]; Human Resource Development Fellow, University of Manchester [1989]; Honourary Fellow, University of Wales, Swansea [1990].


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