'ATA (Noble Title)

LOCATION: Tonga AREA: xx sq.km. CREATION: ca 1650
TITLE: H.R.H. Prince 'Ata LINEAGE: Ha'a Ngata Motu'a SEAT: Kolovai

PRESENT TITLE HOLDER: HRH Prince Viliami Unuaki'otonga Mumu'i Lalakamoe'eiki Tuku'aho [HRH Prince 'Ata], 15th 'Ata (effective 26th September 2006).
born 27th April 1988.

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Originally created about 1650 for Kaumavae, son of Ngata, the 1st Tu'i Kanokupulu, and his wife, Va'etapu around 1650. The direct line became extinct in the 18th century and again in 1960, but the title was recreated in 1989 for the younger son of HM King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV of Tonga. Title holders were...
1. "Queen Salote of Tonga : 1900-1965" by Elizabeth Wood Ellem, Auckland University Press, 1999