Samoa mo Samoa

Samoa mo Samoa

Black Saturday 1929

A large and peaceful pro-independence march along Beach Road in Apia, Samoa. Amidst panic and confusion, New Zealand police open fire with rifles and a machine-gun, killing nine people and wounding fifty. In this BWB Text, Michael Field describes what happened on Black Saturday, 28 December 1929, a day that is largely forgotten in New Zealand history but is vividly recalled in Samoa.

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Ebook publication:
Pages: 50
RRP: $4.99
ISTC: A022014000005DA5
DOI: 10.7810/9781927277881

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