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New Zealand in Samoa

New Zealand was ill-equipped to cope with the Western Samoa mandate it was allocated by the League of Nations in 1920. The Mau movement's passive resistance culminated in the violence of 'Black Saturday', 28 December 1929, which left 11 Samoans and one New Zealand policeman dead. Read the full article

Page 5 - The rise of the Mau movement

Samoa has a history of opposition to European rule, but the opposition that emerged in the late 1920s was organised and

Page 6 - Stepping up the Mau campaign

In January 1928 Mau policeman, dressed in a uniform of a purple lavalava with a white stripe, began enforcing a sā - ban - on European stores in Apia.

The 1920s

The 1920s was the decade that modern New Zealand came of age. Despite political and economic uncertainty, the country shrugged off the gloom of war to embrace the Jazz Age - an era of speed, power and glamour. Explore an overview of the decade and a year-by-year breakdown of key events. Read the full article

Page 1 - The 1920s

The 1920s was the decade that modern New Zealand came of age. Despite political and economic uncertainty, the country shrugged off the gloom of war to embrace the Jazz Age - an

Page 2 - Overview

Summary of what New Zeakand was like in the 1920s, including our population, economy, popular culture, sporting achievements and

Page 3 - 1920 - key events

A selection of key New Zealand events from

Page 4 - 1921 - key events

A selection of key New Zealand events from

Page 5 - 1922 - key events

A selection of key New Zealand events from

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A selection of key New Zealand events from

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A selection of key New Zealand events from

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A selection of key New Zealand events from

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A selection of key New Zealand events from

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A selection of key New Zealand events from

Page 13 - Further information

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