Digitised Image

Methodist Church at Matafele, Apia, Samoa, [ca 1910]

Reference Number: PA1-q-223-11-1

Methodist Church at Matafele, Apia, Samoa, circa 1910. A group stands around the doorway and two children are to the left. Photograph taken by Thomas Andrew.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Thomas Andrew, Matafele, Church architecture - Samoan Islands and Methodist church buildings - Samoa.

Part of:
Smith album 2, Reference Number PA1-q-223 (19 digitised items)
Smith, Stephenson Percy:Maori and Polynesian photographs, Reference Number PAColl-3089 (40 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Vertical imageSingle photograph

Historical Notes: "The origins of Methodism in Samoa date back to 1828, when Tongan preachers arrived, preceding English missionary John Williams by two years. Even today, the Methodist Church is called `Lotu Tonga' - the religion that came from Tonga.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Pictorial Reference Service996. Matafele. Churches(PFP-004501)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom right: Matafele Church. Samoa. 162. T A

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