Story: Samoans

A Christmas play

A Christmas play

Samoan playwright Fereni Ete sits with three babies who took part in her 1995 Christmas play, which set the birth of Jesus in Samoa. The three babies are Enty Masun (left), who played the part of the infant Jesus, with Sina Nafanua Ete (right) and Viadolorosa Tugaga.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Ethnology-Polynesian-02
Photograph by Ray Pigney

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Lupematasila Melani Anae, 'Samoans - Life in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 July 2024)

Story by Lupematasila Melani Anae, published 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 7 Sep 2022 with assistance from  Lupematasila Melani Anae