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Title
Samoan pastor and his family, Samoa, ca. 1883
Creator
Unknown
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1883
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
Archives, Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, The Library, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG, United Kingdom
Council for World Missions
University of London. School of Oriental and African Studies. Library
docenquiry@soas.ac.uk
http://www.soas.ac.uk/library/archives/services/
Description
"Sumeo, wife and son. Samoan Pastor. left for New Guinea via Sydney 29 Oct. 1883." Studio portrait probably taken before sailing.
A mission to Samoa or Navigators Islands was started after a visit by John Williams in 1830, and it became a succesful mission, famous for its educational work. For example, the Malua Theological College was established in 1844 and the Leulumoega High School was established in 1890. A school for girls, called Papauta, was founded in 1892. By 1905 the indigenous Church was well organised and became effectively financially independent in the 1920s. A high percentage of the population was allied to LMS churches. The main LMS mission stations were on the islands of Upolu and Savaii in Western Samoa and Tutuila in Eastern Samoa.
Type
image
Format
cartes-de-visite, 9.8 x 6 cm.
photographs
Identifier
impa-m2596 [Legacy record ID]
IMP-SOA-CWM-02-10-005-001
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-m2596
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-SOA-CWM-02-10-005-001.jpg
Subject
Indigenous populations
Clergy
London Missionary Society
Group portraits
Time Period
circa 1883
Place
Samoa
Source
SOAS/CWM/LMS/PAC/PHOTO/02/005/001 [File]
Relation
Council for World Mission/London Missionary Society
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs of the Archives and Manuscripts Division, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, ca.1860-1950
School of Oriental and African Studies
impa-m971

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