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The administration of major gneral sir george richardson in Western Samoa 1923 - 1928

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dc.contributor.author Gill, Jack Thomson
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-31T00:12:33Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-01T00:37:34Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-31T00:12:33Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-01T00:37:34Z
dc.date.copyright 1949
dc.date.issued 1949
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/27456
dc.description.abstract During the last eighty years the spotlight of world attention has frequently been focussed on the Samoan Archipelago. But at no stage in its history has the group attracted more notice than it did in the years following 1926 when the policy applied by Major-General Sir George Richardson, the Administrator at that time, had most startling effects. The Samoan Group For a more detailed survey of the group see Handbook of Western Samoa, pp. 17-40: Buxton P.A, Researches in Polynesia and Melanesia. pp. 14-50. is strategically situated in the Pacific about eight hundred miles south of the equator. Most of the islands are volcanic and for their size exceptionally elevated. They are mainly covered by a luxuriant growth of tropical forest with many varieties of trees, creepers, tree ferns and parasites. The fertile soil yields breadfruit, coconut, taro and bananas in abundance, but the ground is so stony that it is almost unploughable thus greatly limiting cultivation. In addition recent volcanic action has rendered large areas unproductive, especially on Savaii, the largest island. The topography and dense vegetation seriously impede internal communication; travel by land is arduous and canoe and motor launch provide the chief means of cummunication. Population which is limited to the four islands of Upolu, Savaii, Apolima and Manono is confined mainly to the coast in each case. en_NZ
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dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Richardson, George en_NZ
dc.subject Samoa en_NZ
dc.title The administration of major gneral sir george richardson in Western Samoa 1923 - 1928 en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts en_NZ

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