1899-1918 History of the Pacific Islands 1939-1962

Western Samoa a Mandate of New Zealand, 1918-1939

In 1920, Western Samoa was granted as a MANDATE of the League of Nations to New Zealand. The MAU A PULE resistance movement continued, reaching a climax in 1929.
In 1925 Britain transferred the mandate over the TOKELAU islands to New Zealand; they were administrated from Western Samoa between 1926 and 1948.
The New Zealand administration pursued a policy of reconciliation from 1936 onward; then World War II broke out.

History, from Independent State of Western Samoa
Samoan History, from samoankava.com
History of Western Samoa, from Lonely Planet, from Infoplease
Tokelau, from Infoplease
DOCUMENTS New Zealand stamps overprinted Samoa, from The New Zealand Dependencies Website, a postal history site, continued here

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First posted on January 13th 2002, last revised on November 5th 2004

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