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Sir George Spafford Richardson standing with Malietoa, and Mata'afa, Mulinu'u, Western Samoa., 1923-1928

Reference Number: PAColl-6348-03

General Sir George Spafford Richardson, New Zealand Administrator of Western Samoa flanked by Malietoa Tanumafili II, and Mata'afa Faumuina Fiame Mulinu'u I. Photographed at Mulinu'u by Alfred John Tattersall between 1923 and 1928.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Group portraits, related to Sir George Spafford Richardson, Mata'afa Faumuina Fiame Mulinu'u I, Samoa, Colonial administrators - Samoa, Europeans - Samoa, Tribal chiefs - Samoa and Samoans.

Part of:
Original photographic prints and postcards from file print collection, Box 12, Reference Number PAColl-6348 (43 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print 150mm x 203mm. Single photograph

Historical Notes: Mata'afa and Malietoa were part of the structure of the New Zealand Government of Western Samoa. Executive authority was vested in the Administrator. Legislative power was vested in the Administrator and a Legislative Council acting together. As well as Samoan memebers on the Legislative Council, further provision was made for consulting Samoan opinion. The high ranking Samoan Chiefs in this photograph are two of the three Fautua or advisers to the Administrator.

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