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Celebration of Samoa’s Independence Day

Celebration of Samoa’s Independence Day

On 1 January 1962 Western Samoa became independent of New Zealand. Independence Day, however, is celebrated on 1 June and this day continues to be recognised by the Samoan community in New Zealand. These Samoans in Porirua, near Wellington, dressed up for the occasion in 1990.

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Pātaka - Porirua Museum of Arts and Cultures
Photograph by Geoff Marshall

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Misatauveve Melani Anae, 'Samoans - History and migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4202/celebration-of-samoas-independence-day (accessed 26 July 2017)

Story by Misatauveve Melani Anae, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015