Story: Samoans

A Christmas play

A Christmas play

A Samoan playwright, Fereni Ete, sits with three babies who took part in her 1995 Christmas play. The play set the birth of Jesus in Samoa. The three babies are Enty Masun (left), who played the part of the infant Jesus, with Sina Nafanua Ete (right) and Viadolorosa Tugaga.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Ethnology-Polynesian-02
Photograph by Ray Pigney

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Misatauveve Melani Anae, 'Samoans - Life in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 January 2022)

Story by Misatauveve Melani Anae, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015