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Samoan History from 1880 to 1882 as written by Teo Tuvale.


Jan 1880 A meeting of the Tumua was held at Lufilufi. Lufilufi and Leulumoega gave to Saleaula and Palauli the name of Tumua; and also to Tutuila.
Feb 7 1880 Mataafa was made chief Taimua of Samoa.
Feb 13 1880 Another meeting of the Tumua was held at Lufilufi. They expressed dissatisfaction that Malietoa should have been appointed King.
Mar 12 1880 The warship Danae recognised Malietoa as King.
Mar 13 1880 The Danae returned to Fiji.
Mar 23 1880 The European, Mr Hunt, went to live with Malietoa Talavou. He was called Malietoa's son.
Mar 24 1880 The Consuls and Malietoa Talavou agreed to appoint three European advisers. Mr Coe, Mr T. Trood and Mr Volkman were appointed.
Apl 3 1880 The Danae returned from Fiji.
May 11 1880 Sailors from the Danae burned the village of Lufilufi.
May 17 1880 Hunt was forbidden to again live with Malietoa Talavou.
May 18 1880 The British warship Cormorant arrived to replace the Danae.
May 20 1880 Malietoa Talavou went in the Cormorant to Savai'i.
May 31 1880 Malietoa Talavou paid a visit to Atua in the Cormorant. The German warship Hyena arrived.
Jne 2 1880 Malietoa Talavou returned from Atua.
Jne 3 1880 A letter from Atua was received intimating that they were dissatisfied with the Government and that Malietoa, was not acceptable to them as King.
The German Consul advised Malietoa Talavou that Lemamea had been appointed chief secretary to the Government.
Jne 4 1880 A British and a German warship went to the Atua District.
Jne 10 1880 The boats of Aana which went to a fono at Lufilufi PAGE 31 were attacked and beaten by the war party of Malietoa Talavou.
Jne 15 1880 Two large canoes from Atua and Aana came to hold a meeting with the Government of Malietoa Talavou. The meeting was held but the Aana and Atua people departed as they would not accept the wishes of Malietoa Talavou.
Jly 15 1880 The Faipule of the Government of Malietoa Talavou went to Saluafata to hold a meeting with Atua and Aana but were not received.
Jly 2630 1880 Atua went to Aana and both districts visited Palauli to celebrate the appointment of Saleaula and Palauli as Tumua. Malietoa Talavou and the Faasaleleaga district were displeased with the Meeting and with the appointment of Tumua for Palauli. Faasaleleaga district arose and drove away the people of Palauli and burned their village. The war boats of the Tumua arrived from Upolu and found that Palauli village had been burned.
Faasaleleaga was fortified and preparations made for war.
Aug 4 1880 The whole of the village of Palauli was burned by Faasaleleaga and Satupaitea.
The war fleet of the Tumua arrived. A British and a German warship went to the seat of the trouble and worked to stop the war. The fleet of the Tumua went to Salailua and did not call in at Palauli.
Aug 7 1880 Troops of Tuamasaga went to Savai'i to assist Faasaleleaga and Itu-o-fafiene.
Aug 1115 1880 Preparations were made for war as a result of the decision of the meeting of the Tumua who were in Savai'i. A party was appointed to advise the troops of Aana and Atua who were in Upolu that war would be declared in Savai'i; but the troops of Aana and Fagaloa had departed for Atua to await word from Savai'i. Tuamasaga arose and burned villages in Aana and destroyed crops.
Malietoa Talavou went to Savai'i and returned on the 20th August.
Aug 24 1880 The fiftieth anniversary of the coming of the Christian religion to Samoa was celebrated. The Jubilee was held PAGE 32 by the L.M.S. Church.
Aug 25 1880 Sir A. Gordon arrived in the warship Emerald.
Aug 26 1880 A party from the Tumua in Savai'i arrived at Fasitootai. They were not aware that Aana people had gone to Atua and that troops of Tuamasaga were occupying Aana Alofi. The party consisting of Lemana, Laiafi, Leituala, Faiivae and others were seized and brought to Mulinu'u by the troops of Tuamasaga.
Aug 27 1880 The agreement with Great Britain was ratified.
Aug 29 1880 Sir. A. Gordon returned to Fiji on board the Emerald. He took with him Mr Hunt who had been banished.
Sep 4 1880 Fighting took place at Lemaveve, inland of Taga in the district of Itu-o-fafine.
Sep 9 1880 The American warship Alaska arrived. During this month the people of Itu-o-tane were shut up in Amoa.
Sep 28 1880 Troops of Tuamasaga who had been in Savai'i returned to upolu.
Oct 9 1880 The story of the fighting was printed in the newspaper.
Oct 21 1880 Mauga died at Tutuila.
Nov 9 1880 Malietoa Talavou died.
Nov 13 1880 The death of Malietoa Talavou was recorded in the newspaper.
Nov 18 1880 Malietoa Laupepa was appointed King.
Nov 23 1880 The Consuls ordered those who were fighting to leave the Municipal area.
Dec 1 1880 The people of Itu-o-tane made an attack on the people in the Malae at Lano. Boys and neutrals were beaten by this party. Malietoa's party then arose and surrounded the people of Itu-o-tane, Tovaega, Aana, Atua and Tutuila.
Dec 10 1880 The British warship Nautilus arrived from Sydney.
Dec 1880 Fighting was commenced by troopsof the Tumua against the troops of Malietoa which were at Vaitoomuli, Palauli. The trench the troops of Malietoa fought in was called Paumea. The trench was taken and the troops of Malietoa were chased to Faasala. I was in this fight and fought for Falealili.PAGE 33
Dec 1880 During this week the fortifications of the people of Itu-o-tane was blown up. They were betrayed. The leading chiefs who were in this fortification were taken to Manono. From this incident originated the speech of Alipia: Safotulafai! dont destroy but save the useful tree.
On the same day the troops of the Tumua who were in camp at Palauli decided to sleep in the bush and make an attack on the Faasaleleaga people who had surrounded the people of Itu-o-tane. This however, was not done as word was received that the for of Itu-o-tane had been taken. On the night of this day the fleets of the Tumua, Palauli, got ready and held a fono at sea. They sailed to Asau and decided that the fighting would continue in Upolu. They went to Safune and left there at night arriving at Alofi Aana.
Jan 4 1881 The two masted boat of Malietoa arrived at Apia.
Jan 8 1881 Leaupepe died at Faleasiu. He was ambushed by the troops of Saleimoa. His young son cried whilst he was being killed.
Feb 3 1881 A tidal wave occurred and the western side of Mulinu'u was submerged.
Feb 12 1881 The troops of the Tumua again advanced on Faleula and surrounded Tuamasaga.
Mar 5 1881 The newspaper reported happenings in Samoa.
Mar 7 1881 The troops of both sides advanced.
Mar 10 1881 Malietoa Laupepa was proclaimed King by the three Consuls.
Mar 23 1881 The German Consul opposed Malietoa and it would seem that he was not King.
On this day Tupua Tamasese was proclaimed King by the Tumua.
The chiefs of Atua held a meeting with the officers of the warship on board the ship at Saluafata.
I continued to act as assistant to Lemamea.
Apl 20 1881 Tupua Tamasese was appointed King at Leulumoega and it was decided that he would reign for two years and then be succeeded by Mataafa. The Catholic Bishop attended that function.PAGE 34
Jne 18 1881 The war called the War of the Newspaper was fought in Saluafata.
Jne 22 1881 The American warship Lakawanna arrived.
Jne 22 1881 A meeting between the two warring parties was held aboard the Lakawanna and a reconciliation brought about. Peave reigned between the two parties.
Jly 12 1881 A discussion took place between the Consuls and the two warring factions and it was dedided that Malietoa would be King and Tupua Tamasese Deputy King.
Sep 2 1881 A joyful meeting of all the chiefs of Samoa was held and a reconciliation effected. They all then dispersed.
Sep 6 1881 Hunt was banished by the Consul. The Government again began to function and the Faipule gathered at Mulinu'u. Faataalili and Anae Selu were appointed Secretarys.
Council houses were established in all districts and Faipules for all districts were appointed.
1882 I was appointed Secretary for Aana and Saga Auauna was made Governor of the District.
Mar 25 1882 A severe cyclone occurred. It was most severe in the south eastern portion of the Islands. A tidal wave followed and Faasaleleaga and some other villages were inundated.
Jly 5 1882 Petaia, Pastor, died. He was the father of LeMamea, Tuilaepa, Meleame, Aiono Toalepai, Petaia 11, Faletoese, F.S., Mose F.S., Vaoita and myself.
Jly 12 1882 The new Faipules who had been appointed by the districts gathered at Mulinu'u and Malietoa Laupepa was made King of Samoa and Tupua Tamasese Deputy King.
1882 This Government was not an impartial one and at a fono it was decided that Malietoa should reign for seven years and would then be succeeded by Tupua Tamasese who would hold the position for a similar term. A severe famine occurred on account of the hurricane. The Faipule of Tumua asked Malietoa and his Faipule to appoint a secretary for them because the Faipule of Malietoa had decided that Lemamea should no longer hold the position of Secretary at Mulinu'u on account of his partiality.PAGE 35
1882 Malietoa Laupepa and his party agreed to do so and gave orders for a Secretary to be appointed as desired. The Deputy King and the Faipule of the Tumua agreed to bring me from Aana and appoint me Secretary to the Government. I was brought by Tupua Tamasese and the Faipule from Vaialua. The Governor of Aana and the Faipule agreed to this course. There then two secretarys, Leauanae and myself. Fata Faataalili was dismissed.
Aug 14 1882 The American Consul T Canisius arrived.

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On March 12, 1880, Malietoa Talavou was declared King of Samoa and his nephew, Malietoa Laupepa was declared Vice King, to succeed his uncle on his death, by the Three Consuls (Britain, Germany and the United States). (1a. Bryan 1927: 27)

On March 24, 1880, in Apia, an agreement was entered into by King Malietoa Talavou, the Government of Samoa and the Three Consuls (Britain, Germany and the United States) whereby the Consuls agreed to support the King, and to provide an Executive Council for him. The members of the council were Thomas Trood, English, Minister of Finance; Alfred Volkmann, German, Minister of Public Works and Jonas M. Coe, American, Minister of Justice. (Jonas Coe was the father of Emma Eliza Coe, the legendary Queen Emma). (1d. Bryan 1927: 27)

On March 10, 1881, Malietoa Laupepa was crowned King of Samoa by the Three Consuls (Britain, Germany and the United States). (1d. Bryan 1927: 27)

On March 19, 1881, Malietoa Laupepa, nephew of the recently deceased Talavou, was declared King of Samoa by the Three Consuls (Britain, Germany and the United States). Tupua Tamasese Lealofi I and Mataafa Iosefo opposed the declaration. (1d. Bryan 1927: 27)

On April 21, 1881, Tupua Tamasese Lealofi I, Mataafa Iosefo and other disaffected chiefs met at Leulumoega, Upolu. Tamasese was declared King of Atua and Aana districts, to hold office for two years, and then to be succeeded by Mataafa. (1d. Bryan 1927: 27)

On July 12, 1881, the Lackawanna Agreement, mediated by Captain J.H. Gillis of the U.S. Navy, commanding USS Lackawanna, was signed in Western Samoa, dividing kingly honors between King Malietoa Laupepa and Vice King Tui Aana Tupua Tamasese Titimaea. (1a. Gray 1960: 68-69)

On January 23, 1885, Doctor C. Stuebel, the German Consul in Samoa, raised the German flag at Mulinuu, Upolu, as a public manifestation of the taking possession as security, of all the land which now constitutes all the municipality of Apia. (This was supposed to be a reprisal for the alleged wrongs committed against Germany by the Samoan Government). (1d. Bryan 1927: 29)

On December 31, 1885, in Apia, the German Consul in Apia, Dr. C. Stuebel, hauled Malietoa Laupepas flag down, explaining that Malietoa had no jurisdiction over the municipal zone. (1a. Gilson 1970: 379, 381)

On August 27, 1887, German warships distributed declarations of Tui Aana Tupua Tamasese Titimaeas war on Malietoa Laupepa (which lasted until September 1, 1887. (1a. Gray 1960: 78)

On September 15, 1887, Captain Eugen Brandeis, a German officer, forced Malietoa Laupepa and other chiefs to sign a document declaring Tui Aana Tupua Tamasese Titimaea as King of Samoa. (1a. Gray 1960: 78-79)

On September 17, 1887, Malietoa Laupepa surrendered to German Captain Eugen Brandeis, was taken aboard SMS Bismarck, and was sent into exile aboard SMS Adler, first to the Cameroons, then to Germany, and finally to Jaluit in the Marshall Islands. He was accompanied by his brother Moti, Maisake and Alualu (a half-caste German interpreter). (1d. Bryan 1927: 32)

On September 5, 1888, the German warship SMS Adler (Eagle) shelled Manono and Apolima, which were strongholds of Malietoas forces. (1a. Gray 1960: 83)

On March 23, 1889, Malietoa Tanumafili I was installed as King of Samoa by the Three Consuls. (1a. Gray 1960: 99)

On June 14, 1889, the Berlin General Act proclaimed the independence and neutrality of the Samoan Islands and provided for the recognition of Malietoa Laupepa as King. Another aim of this Act was to avoid all occasions of dissensions between their respective and the people of Samoa while at the same time promoting as far as possible the peaceful and orderly civilization of the people. (1a. Kennedy 1974: 96-98; 1d. Coleman 1959: 7)

On August 11, 1889, Malietoa Laupepa returned from his exile in the Marshall Islands, aboard a German gunboat, and was set adrift. He was met by Mataafa Iosefo, in favor of whom he subsequently abdicated his kingship. (1d. Bryan 1927: 34)

On July 13, 1893, Mataafa Iosefo was captured on Savaii, having fled there from Manono during yet another of Samoas European-inspired 19th century civil wars. (1a. Gray 1960: 97)

On July 26, 1893, he was deported to Jaluit in the Marshall Islands, along with his daughter and 11 others. (1a. Gray 1960: 97)

On December 5, 1894, the Samoan Land Claims Commission held its last meeting, awarding 75,000 acres to German claimants, 36,000 to English petitioners, and 21,000 to American hopefuls. (1a. Gilson 1970: 411; 1a. Gray 1960: 97-98)

On November 15, 1898, after a great fono in Mulinuu, Mataafa Iosefo was declared King. This news was relayed to the Three Consuls and the Chief Justice. The Germans supported his claim, but Malietoa Tanumafili I and Tui Aana Tupua Tamasese Lealofi I denied the legality of the election. Chief Justice William Lea Chambers agreed with them, and civil war once again erupted. (1a. Gilson 1970: 426-427).

On December 31, 1898, in accordance with the provisions of the Berlin General Act, the Chief Justice of Samoa ruled that Malietoa Tanumafili I would be King, as the three claimants (Malietoa, Tui Aana Tupua Tamasese Lealofi I and Mataafa Iosefo) could not agree among themselves as to who should be King. Once again, civil war broke out. (1d. Bryan 1927: 40)

On January 4, 1899, The Three Consuls (of England, Germany and the United States) recognized Mataafa Iosefos government in Apia. (1e. Theroux 1985)

On March 31, 1899, Mataafa Iosefos forces defeated Malietoa Tanumafilis army in yet another phase of Samoas ongoing, European-inspired civil war. (1a. Gray 1960: 101)

On February 16, 1900, the Berlin Agreement was ratified by the United States Senate. Under the terms of the treaty, the eastern Samoan islands (Tutuila, Aunuu and Manua) became a U.S. Territory. Germany gained control of Upolu, Savaii and the other western isles, and in return gave up her interests in Tonga and the Solomon Islands. Britain relinquished her claims in Samoa, colonized the Solomon Islands and retained a sphere of influence in Tonga. (1d. Bryan 1927: 43)

On March 1, 1900, Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Solf, newly appointed as Imperial Governor of German Samoa (called Deutsch Samoa or simply Samoa by the Germans), raised the flag at Mulinuu, Apia in the presence of a great audience. The Kaisers proclamation, read at the ceremony, stated: We hereby, in the name of the Empire, take these islands under our Imperial protection. The Governor declared the islands to be German territory, and hoisted the Imperial flag of the Consulate to the strains of Heil Kaiser, Dir, ['Hail to you, Emperor'] and a national salute from H.I.G.M.S. [His Imperial German Majesty's Ship] Cormoran and the U.S.S. Abarenda, Commander B.F. Tilley, United States Navy, Commanding. Governor Solf visited Abarenda the next day and was saluted with 13 guns. (1d. Bryan 1927: 43; 1a. Field 1984: 26)

On March 9, 1900, Mataafa Iosefo thanked the German Emperor (Kaiser Wilhelm II) for taking possession of the western Samoan islands, and expressed his wish that the German colonial laws would be made "in conformity to the rules and customs of the Samoans." (1a. Hempenstall 1978: 33)

On September 16, 1901, Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Solf, Governor of German Samoa, issued a proclamation which forbade the Samoan custom of faatafea (banishment of wrong doers). The proclamation closed with this statement: "This is my word; everyone must obey it." (1b. Theroux 1983b: 55)

On February 18, 1903, German Samoas Governor, Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Solf, proclaimed the establishment of a Land and Titles Commission. (1a. Davidson 1967: 81)

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On September 16, 1901, Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Solf, Governor of German Samoa, issued a proclamation which forbade the Samoan custom of faatafea (banishment of wrong doers). The proclamation closed with this statement: "This is my word; everyone must obey it." (1b. Theroux 1983b: 55)

Apparently this applied to everyone except himself. Dr. Solf contradicted himself by exiling or banishing Lauaki and the Mau a Pule to Saipan. No wonder American Indians said,"White man speak with forked tongue." Double standard???

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On September 16, 1901, Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Solf, Governor of German Samoa, issued a proclamation which forbade the Samoan custom of faatafea (banishment of wrong doers). The proclamation closed with this statement: "This is my word; everyone must obey it." (1b. Theroux 1983b: 55)

Apparently this applied to everyone except himself. Dr. Solf contradicted himself by exiling or banishing Lauaki and the Mau a Pule to Saipan. No wonder American Indians said,"White man speak with forked tongue." Double standard???






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It is clear that all promises by civilised states are lies used instead of force.
Look at every promise to every indigenous people ever made.
The rules are only ever applied against the out group.
That is why the HRPP must be removed they believe themselves to be the next level in Samoan evolution.

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Ever so subtle but yet the main goal and means to an end though, is to gain control.
If the tenets of Democracy spells out that the power lies with the People....then why the blazes are a select "Few" still allowed to run amok with their own personal political agendas? How can the WHOLE stand to benefit from the misguided decisions of a few?

There is always a price to pay when it comes to dealing with instituted ideals of a foreign power/government.
The price to pay is always highest for the indigenous people rather than that of those who propose ridiculous political measures that stand to impact the whole of the people and culture NEGATIVELY. All for what??? All in the name of human rights and guise of global democratization.

It is nothing short of a political,social,cultural upheaval of all that is good and sound in what we know as our FA'ASAMOA....way of Life.

How sad.
Clearly the phrase rings true ...Power ...corrupts. Absolute power, corrupts ABSOLUTELY! In the hands and minds of those who dictate rather than query and consult the people... it is but a political,social and cultural upheaval...in the works and not for the good of All .

Changes in the land tenure system, the matai system under scrutiny....IF this does not ALREADY spell out the final DEATH SONG and DEATH MARCH of Culture.... and so forth....I dont know what else will.






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Ever so subtle but yet the main goal and means to an end though, is to gain control.
If the tenets of Democracy spells out that the power lies with the People....then why the blazes are a select "Few" still allowed to run amok with their own personal political agendas? How can the WHOLE stand to benefit from the misguided decisions of a few?

There is always a price to pay when it comes to dealing with instituted ideals of a foreign power/government.
The price to pay is always highest for the indigenous people rather than that of those who propose ridiculous political measures that stand to impact the whole of the people and culture NEGATIVELY. All for what??? All in the name of human rights and guise of global democratization.

It is nothing short of a political,social,cultural upheaval of all that is good and sound in what we know as our FA'ASAMOA....way of Life.

How sad.
Clearly the phrase rings true ...Power ...corrupts. Absolute power, corrupts ABSOLUTELY! In the hands and minds of those who dictate rather than query and consult the people... it is but a political,social and cultural upheaval...in the works and not for the good of All .

Changes in the land tenure system, the matai system under scrutiny....IF this does not ALREADY spell out the final DEATH SONG and DEATH MARCH of Culture.... and so forth....I dont know what else will.









Amene to that Sina.

As a backdrop to the entry regarding awarding Tumua's to Palauli and Saleaula, I heard this story from my Mom who was Lauaki back in the day, anyway she said the meeting was held and Leulumoega or Lufilufi offered Tumuas to all of Savaii. Lauaki Mamoe was there and he responded to the offer "Aumai Tumua, aumai ma papa. Ae leai gi Papa, kuu kou Tumua matou te le fia fai Tumua." Obviously the Tumua were trying to assert themselves over Pule at the time by expanding their Tumua representatives to Savaii. After they left the meeting, obviously Tumua didnt want to give them the papa, they went back to Savall and sent out the minute men to get Savaii to prepare for a war, which Lauaki and those in the Pule leadership knew was coming. That whole night the entire Faasalesaleaga they were preparing and gathering warriors. They awoke the next morning to a view of Tumua's Alias and war fleet on the horizon sailing towards them. They say the horizon was full of war boats from Tumua. But when Tumua saw that Faasaleleaga were ready they changed their plans and sailed toward the Palauli side of Savaii. The land forces followed and they met up with the Tumua expeditionary force in that area where a major war was fought and Tumua were defeated. Apparently they were surrounded and the command was given to fasi so they were killing and moving forward until the Tumua leadership called out for Lauaki to stop the advance and they were allowed to leave.
I think after that war Lauaki expanded the Pule membership to six, because there were only two Pule originally. Safotulafai and Saleaula. I think Manu'a still only recognizes two Pule.

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In 1905, The case for Malietoa asserted that he held the four papa titles and was tafaifa, Lauaki Namalauulu Mamoe of Safotulafai in Savaii, asserted that Malietoa had no such recognition. He claimed that Malietoa held none of the titles, not even that of Malietoa, since none had been bestowed by Samoan custom. In this contention Lauaki was supported by the Orators of Malie and Manono. (Malama meleisea).

In 1909, Lauaki Namalauulu Mamoe of Safotulafai and other chiefs aboard the German warship taking them to exile in Saipan. (Malama Meleisea).

On January 21, 1909, The orator Lauaki Namulaulu of Safotulafai, leader of the Pule Party, arrived at Vaiusu, accompanied by a large party of armed men in 25 fautasis. He had been summoned by the German Governor Solf for interrogation concerning his petition for self-government by the Samoans, and the newly, by the Germans created title of Alii Sili. The Governor, accompanied by Mataafa, went to Vaiusu and persuaded Lauaki to return to Savaii with all his people, which Lauaki did. He also managed to pacify the Tumua fiction who took umbrage at Lauakis discreet and challenging action in landing a large party of armed men at Vaiusu. Solf could not let Lauaki get away with this defying act, and telegraphed for the assistance of German warships at the time in the South Pacific. These ships arrived 2 months later, and Lauaki and 9 of his adherents and their families were deported to Saipan. (Tom Overhoff: 2009)

On February 6, 1912, Paramount Chief and Mau leader Mataafa Iosefo, a leading figure in Samoan civil wars of the late nineteenth century, and oft-crowned (by the Three Consuls) King of Samoa, died and was buried at Mulinuu, Apia. (1a. Davidson 1967: 88)

On June 21, 1913, Following the decree from the German Emperor that the Governor may select one member of the Tupua family and one member of the Malietoa family to be his trusted friends and advisers, Tupua Tamasese and Malietoa Tanumafili (i) were sworn in as Fautua. Their remuneration was 2000 Deutschmark per year. (Tom Overhoff: 2009)

In 1913, one of the changes was the All Samoa Faalupega from King Fonoti: Tulouna a Tumua ma Pule, Tulouna a Ituau ma Alataua, Tulouna a Aiga-i-le-Tai, Ma le Vaa-o-Fonoti. Translation: Respect to Tumua and Pule, Respect to Ituau and Alataua, Respect to Aiga I le Tai, And the Crew/Ship of Fonoti.

And the new Faalupega of German Samoa required for Malietoa Tanunafili and Tupua Tamasese to be sworn on oath and change this Samoas historical Faalupega to the new faalupega as follows: - Tulouna a lana Maiesitete le Kaisa o le Tupu mamalu o lo tatou Malo Kasialika Aoao, Tulouna a lana afioga le Kovana Kasialika o le sui o le Kaisa i Samoa nei, Susu mai Malietoa, Afio mai Tupua, Ua faamanatuaina ai aiga e lua i o oulua tofiga Kasialika o le Fautua, Tulouna a le vasega a Faipule Kasialika o e lagolago malosi i le Malo, Afifio mai le nofo a vasega o tofiga Kasialika o e ua fita i le tautua i le Malo. Translation: - Respect to his Majesty the Kaiser, the most dignified King of our imperial Government. Respect to his honour the Imperial Governor, the Kaisers representative in Samoa, Welcome to Malietoa and Tupua, who represent the two families in your positions as advisers to the Imperial government, Respect to the Faipule Kaisalika who are strong supporters of the government, Welcome to the various officials who have served the imperial government faithfully. (Malama Meleisea)

On September 1, 1914, Western Samoas Administrator, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Logan, informed an assembly of Samoans that his government, for the time being, would be similar to the one established by the Germans. (1a. Davidson 1967: 91)

On November 14, 1915, Lauaki Namulauulu Mamoe, one of the leading orators of his time and a leader of the Mau a Pule, died on Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands. He was en route to Samoa from Saipan in the Mariana Islands, whence he had been exiled by the Germans. (1a. Davidson 1970: 298)

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