Cocoa beans drying in the sun, Samoa, [ca 1912]
Reference Number: PA1-o-445-122
Cocoa beans drying in the sun, Samoa, circa 1912. Photograph taken by Alfred James Tattersall.
Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print 19.7 x 24.5. Horizontal imageSingle photograph
Historical Notes: "Cocoa planting began around 1900 and by 1912 had become second only to copra production. Labour for copra and cocoa production was provided by indentured labour, from Melanesia from the 1880s, and later from China." (Caption from National Library exhibition `Va'aomanu' - celebrating the history and culture of Samoa.)
Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted
Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - beneath image: Cocoa beans (sun drying)
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