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Tuto'atasi The Struggle for Samoa's Independence

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by Damon Salesa 

The people of Sāmoa celebrated fifty years of independence in 2012. This article tells the complex story of colonisation and decolonisation that saw Sāmoa controlled by Germany, and then New Zealand, before finally securing self-rule. The former rulers enforced unpopular laws and punished dissent harshly. In addition, thousands of Samoans died of influenza as a result of poor quarantine practices under New Zealand’s rule.

Series: School Journal Level 4, May 2013

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 8

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

In: School Journal Level 4, May 2013

Publication date: May 2013

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