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Andrew, Thomas, 1855-1939 :Mata'afa Iosefa, his wife, and principal chiefs at Malie, Samoa., [ca19000]

Reference Number: PA1-o-469-53

Mata'afa Iosefa, his wife, and principal chiefs, photographed at Malie, Samoa, ca 1900, by Thomas Andrew.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Group portraits and Albumen photoprints, related to Mata'afa Iosefa 1880s-1900s, Thomas Andrew, Malie, Weaving - Samoa, Thatched roofs - Samoa, Tribal chiefs - Samoa and Textile fabrics - Samoa.

Part of:
Smith album 3, Reference Number PA1-o-469 (14 digitised items)
Smith, Stephenson Percy:Maori and Polynesian photographs, Reference Number PAColl-3089 (40 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Albumen print 14.1 x 20 cm mounted on album page. Single photograph

Historical Notes: Mata'afa was one of the most powerful chiefs in Samoa during the late 19th century until his death in 1910. In the late 1880s, opposition to German supremacy in Samoa coalesced around him, and he received support from British and American settler factions. Mata'afa's forces won the war of 1888, but although most Samoans hailed him as king, the three foreign powers elected a compromise choice, Malietoa Laupepa, to be king instead.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures920. Mata'afa, Malietoa Tuiatua(PFP-014638)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - above image: Samoa; Photographer's title on negative - bottom centre: Mataafa's Suite, Samoa. 133

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