National Organisation of Western Samoa

Mau (Organization), Mau Movement

The Mau movement. Name of nationalist movement in Western Samoa which opposed the inept paternalism of the New Zealand administration of the islands, in the early 1920s. The Mau was intially lead by Olaf Nelson, who was half Samoan and half Swedish.

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Date: ca 1890s and ca 1929 By: Tattersall, Alfred James, 1866-1951; McKnight, P (Mrs), active 1960 Ref: PAColl-0691 Description: Photographs of: the lying in state of Tamesese III; Tamesese III with his council outside the Office of the Mau; Robert Louis Stevenson and a Samoan man; a...
Date: 1928-1933 From: Pacific Manuscripts Bureau : Records of the Pacific Area By: Nelson, Olaf Frederick, 1883-1944 Ref: Micro-MS-Coll-08-0712 Description: Includes correspondence with H E Holland, Chairman of the New Zealand Labour Party, Nelson's wife Rosabel, and Mau leaders during Nelson's banishment from Sa...
Date: 1927-1933 From: Bell family: Collection Ref: MS-Papers-5210-068 Description: Correspondence with Richardson, much of which relates to events in Samoa. Richardson was New Zealand administrator in Samoa 1923-1928, during which time the...
Hill, John Cecil, fl 1927-1957 :Putting his foot in it. Our despotic Premier places his well-shod foot in the sticky mixture prepared by his loyal and efficient subordinates. Reform hoarding. Trespassers might be deported. Samoan deportations. Premier's statement. All because of the Mau. N.Z. critics do not care for the health, welfare, and prosperity of the Samoan people. Naughty Samoans won't go to gaol. Beetles at large. Loss of revenue. Borrowing from N.Z. Mal-administration. 25 January 1928.
Date: 1928 From: Various artists :Collection of photocopies, newspaper clippings and bromides of cartoons by Bromhead (A-314-1), Brockie (A-314-2) and J. C. Hill (A-314-3). Ref: A-314-3-001 Description: Shows New Zealand Prime Minister Gordon Coates holding a ladder against a wall with a brush in one hand. He has put his foot in a bucket of glue (titled mal...
Date: 1917-1929 From: Hunt, Alice Suisana, 1925- :Photographs relating to Samoa Ref: PAColl-6193-1 Description: Arthur Aris King's family in Samoa, their relatives and friends. There are photographs of Apia, and of Mau protests taken in 1929. Quantity: 49 b&w origina...
Office of the Mau and women's Mau at Vaimoso village, Samoa
Date: [ca 1930] From: McKnight, P:Photographs of Robert Louis Stevenson and his valet, his gravestone, of Tupua Tamasese Lealofi III with Mau leaders and his lying in state By: Tattersall, Alfred James, 1866-1951 Ref: 1/2-045047-F Description: Office of the Mau and women's Mau, circa 1930. Photograph taken by Alfred James Tattersall. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s).
The lying in state of Tupua Tamasese Lealofi III, Samoa
Date: 1929 From: McKnight, P:Photographs of Robert Louis Stevenson and his valet, his gravestone, of Tupua Tamasese Lealofi III with Mau leaders and his lying in state By: Tattersall, Alfred James, 1866-1951 Ref: PAColl-0691-1 Description: Tupua Tamasese Lealofi III lying in state, Samoa, 1929. Amongst those around the coffin are, from left to right: Faumuina Fiame Mulinu'u I (seated in foregro...
Group of men, including Tupua Tamasese Lealofi III, gathered around the office of the Mau
Date: 1928 From: McKnight, P:Photographs of Robert Louis Stevenson and his valet, his gravestone, of Tupua Tamasese Lealofi III with Mau leaders and his lying in state By: Tattersall, Alfred James, 1866-1951 Ref: PAColl-0691-2 Description: Shows group of men, including Tupua Tamasese Lealofi III (dressed in white), gathered around the office of the Mau ca 1928 with the slogan Samoa Mo Samoa ove...
Date: [ca 1920s-1930s] By: Jaspers, Josephine, active 2009 Ref: PAColl-9537 Description: Photographs of Apia, Samoa, showing Mau prisoners and guards, and Roman Catholic Church, taken by an unidentified photographer. Taken circa 1920s-1930s. Sou...
Date: 1947 From: Tourist and Publicity By: Andrews, Ernest Stanhope, 1908-1992 Ref: 1/4-018820-F Description: Members of the Mau, in 1947, in the grounds of the United Nations Mission's headquarters at Apia, Samoa. Two hold a placard that reads: "Good government is n...
Date: Jul 1947 From: Tourist and Publicity By: Andrews, Ernest Stanhope, 1908-1992 Ref: 1/4-018832-F Description: Unidentified group of Samoan men and women in favour of Western Samoan self government, during a demonstration at a reception to the United Nations Mission i...
Date: Jul 1947 From: Tourist and Publicity By: Andrews, Ernest Stanhope, 1908-1992 Ref: 1/4-018813-F Description: Samoan women in favour of self government for Western Samoa, during a demonstration at a reception to the United Nations Mission in July 1947. The banner in...
Date: 1947 From: Tourist and Publicity By: Andrews, Ernest Stanhope, 1908-1992 Ref: 1/4-018812-F Description: Samoan group in the grounds of the United Nations Mission headquarters, Apia, Samoa, 1947. Photograph taken for the National Publicity Studios by E S Andrews...
Blomfield, William, 1866-1938 :Samoa! Mandate pants or banned badge - which? New Zealand Observer, 28 March 1930 (front page).
Date: 1930 From: Various artists :Collection of newspaper clippings, photocopies and bromides of cartoons by various cartoonists By: Blomfield, William, 1866-1938; New Zealand observer (Newspaper) Ref: A-312-1-141 Description: The Administrator of New Zealand's mandate over Western Samoa, Stephen Shepherd Allen, is demanding that a Samoan changes his lavalava (or native dress) whic...
View of the Mau Office hexagonal wooden building with thatch roof huts and trees beyond, Apia, Western Samoa
Date: Sep 1945 From: Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs Ref: WA-01114-G Description: Photograph taken by Whites Aviation. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: Glass negative, 3.25 x 4.25 inches
Date: 31 Jan, 10 Feb 1930 By: New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives Ref: MS-Papers-11860 Description: Two notices issued by the Governor Stephen Shepherd Allen on 31 Jan 1930 and 10 Feb 1930, regarding court decisions relating to the Mau uprising in Samoa. B...
Group of Mau supporters, Western Samoa
Date: [Between 1926 and 1930] From: Tattersall, Alfred James, 1866-1951 :Photographs of Samoa Ref: PAColl-3799-13 Description: A group of Mau supporters, photographed outside the premises of Morris Hedstrom Ltd between 1926 and 1930 by Alfred John Tattersall. Inscriptions: Verso - t...
Conference of Samoan chiefs at Vaimoso
Date: 1930 From: Gleeson, Francis Joseph 1908-1993 :Album of photographs of the Mau uprising, Western Samoa, 1930 Ref: PA1-o-795-14-5 Description: Hon John Cobbe and Colonel Stephen Allen, Administrator of Western Samoa, hold conference with chiefs at Vaimoso. Photographed by an unknown photographer in...
Samoa. A party of sailors ready for bush work
Date: 1930 From: Gleeson, Francis Joseph 1908-1993 :Album of photographs of the Mau uprising, Western Samoa, 1930 Ref: PA1-o-795-26-1 Description: Armed sailors from the Dunedin on parade in front of a church. They are about to take to the forest in search of supporters of the Samoan Mau movement again...
60 Mau prisoners arrive from coast at dawn
Date: 1930 From: Gleeson, Francis Joseph 1908-1993 :Album of photographs of the Mau uprising, Western Samoa, 1930 Ref: PA1-o-795-17-2 Description: Mau prisoners disembarking from a boat, Apia, Samoa photographed in 1930 by an unknown photographer. HMS Dunedin is in the background. Inscriptions: Album ...