New Zealand in Samoa

Page 9 – Further information

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  • Boyd, Mary, 'New Zealand and the other Pacific Islands', in Sinclair, Keith (ed.), The Oxford Illustrated History of New Zealand, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, 1996, pp. 295-322
  • Campbell, Ian, 'Civilising Colonialism: The League of Nations experiment', in A History of the Pacific Islands, Canterbury University Press, 2003, pp. 229-43
  • Craig, Robert D. (ed.), Historical Dictionary of Polynesia, 2nd edn, The Scarecrow Press Inc., 2002
  • Davidson, J.W., Samoa Mo Samoa: The Emergence of the Independent State of Western Samoa, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1967
  • Field, Michael, Black Saturday: New Zealand's Tragic Blunders in Samoa, Reed Books, 2006
  • Meleisea, Malama, The Making of Modern Samoa: Traditional Authority and Colonial Administration in the Modern History of Western Samoa, Institute of Pacific Studies of the University of the South Pacific, 1987
  • Meleisea, Malama et al, Lagaga: A Short History of Western Samoa, University of the South Pacific, 1987
  • Thompson, Roger C., 'Britain, Germany, Australia and New Zealand in Polynesia', in K.R. Howe, Robert C. Kiste and Brij V. Lal (eds), Tides of History: The Pacific Islands in the Twentieth Century, Allen & Unwin, 1994, pp. 71-92
  • Tomkins, Sandra M., 'The influenza epidemic of 1918-19 in Western Samoa', in The Journal of Pacific History, XXVII (2), December 1992, pp. 181-97
  • Wendt, Albert, ‘Guardians and wards: a study of the origins, causes, and the first two years of the Mau in Western Samoa', MA thesis (History), Victoria University, Wellington, 1965: Read this text on the NZETC website
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