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Thu 30 Apr 2015, 5:30pm–7:00pm

Where: National Library of New Zealand, 70 Molesworth Street, Thorndon, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Admission: Free


A Talk by Damon Salesa, Associate Professor of Pacific Studies at University of Auckland

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On 29 August 1914, New Zealand soldiers landed at Apia to seize Samoa from Germany. There was no resistance from the German soldiers or the Samoan public. So began a troubled occupation of Samoa by New Zealand.

In this talk Damon Salesa considers the legacy of New Zealand’s involvement in Samoa.

Toeolesulusulu Damon Selasa is Associate Professor of Pacific Studies at University of Auckland. He was consultant historian for the Auckland War Museum’s 2014 exhibition Entangled Islands, exploring the taking of Samoa from the Germans in 1914 and the ensuing 50 years of colonial government.

This event has been organised by the Friends of the Turnbull Library. It is open to all.

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