History of (Western) Samoa
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Samoa
First posted on November 23rd 2004






Timeline : Western Samoa

1722
1768
1830
1834
1838
1841
1847
1848-1873
1851
1857

1861
1875
1876
1877
1879
1884
1887
1889
1889
1894
1899
1899

1900
1908
1914
1916
1919
1920
1926
1929
1942
1946
1947
1948
1961
1962
1962
1967
1970
1976
1991
1997
Islands sighted by Dutch navigator Jakob Roggeveen
Islands visited by French navigator Louis Antoine de Bougainville
Arrival of the first Protestant missionaris, from the London Missionary Society
Missionaris established Samoan as language of writing
Samoan treaty with the U.S.
U.S. navy punitive expedition landed on Samoa
Opening of a British consulate
Civil war - Wars for supremacy
Opening of a U.S. consulate
J.C. Godeffroy and Son (of Hamburg) opened depot in Apia, which resulted in Samoa
becoming the most popular trading post in the Pacific at that time
Opening of a Hamburg consulate
Samoan constitution passed
The British deported A.B. Steinberger, a U.S. citizen who hd seized power on Samoa
Postage stamps privately issued
Municipality of Apia founded - by the British
German troops landed to restore law and order
Samoan-Hawaiian treaty signed
U.S. troops landed to protect U.S. citizens in Samoan civil war
Treaty of Berlin; U.S., Britain and Germany recognized Samoan independence
Author Robert Louis Stephenson died on Samoa
U.S. forces landed to interfere in Samoan civil war
Samoa partitioned; Germany received larger west, U.S. smaller east, Britain Niue
and two Solomon islands hitherto German
Germany declared protectorate over Western Samoa
Mau a Pule resistance movement founded
Early in WW I, German Western Samoa was occupied by New Zealand forces
Samoanische Zeitung (German language gazette) supressed
Influenza killed many Samoans
League of Nations granted Westrn Samoa as mandate to New Zealand
Union Islands administratively placed under Western Samoa
Mau a Pule resistance reached climax
U.S. troops stationed on Western Samoa
U.N. granted Trusteeship over Western Samoa to New Zealand
Assembly, Council of State created
Tokelau Islands (previously Union Islands) separated from Western Samoa
Plebiscite opted for independence
Western Samoa released into independence
New Zealand Pound replaced by Western Samoan Pound
Western Samoan Pound renamed Ta'la
Samoa joined British Commonwealth
Samoa joined the U.N.
Universal suffrage introduced
Country officially adopted name "Samoa"




EXTERNAL
FILES
A Brief History, from Samoan Sensation
History of Samoa, from Wikipedia, from Lonely Planet
A Global History of Currencies : Samoa, by Bryan Taylor