Kōrero: Samoans

Vitoria Faasoo plays cricket

Vitoria Faasoo plays cricket

Samoans have made a huge impact on New Zealand sport, and many leading rugby and netball players have a Samoan background. Yet traditional Samoan games such as Samoan cricket (kirikiti) are also played in New Zealand. Here, Vitoria Faasoo, from Porirua, takes a mighty swipe and is bowled.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Ethnology-Polynesian-03
Photograph by Ray Pigney

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Misatauveve Melani Anae, 'Samoans - Contributions to New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1628/vitoria-faasoo-plays-cricket (accessed 19 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Misatauveve Melani Anae, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015