New Flags Flying
Pacific leaders talk about the times of change as they remember their journeys to independence and self government.
An overview of the period in the Pacific when colonies became nations and millions of ‘subjects’ became citizens.
Interviews with Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese Efi & Tofilau Eti Alesana
Interviews with JH Webb and Sir Tom Davis
Interview with Dr Ludwig Keke
Interview with HM King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV
Interview with Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara
Interview with Sir Robert Rex & Hon. Young Vivian
Interview with Chief Sir Michael Somare
Interview with Hon. Solomon Mamaloni & Sire Peter Kenilorea
Interview with Hon. Bikenibeu Paeniu
Interview with Sir Ieremia Tabai
Interview with Father Walter Lini
Interview with Hon. Kessai Note
Interview with John Haglelgam
A brief history of Palau's independence
Interviews with Hon. Sandra Pierantozzi (Palau), Dame Carol Kidu (Papua New Guinea) and Hon. Fiame Naomi Mata'afa (Samoa)
"Independence is deciding about being yourself, which is your right…to be shackled by a system outside of yourself is not human"
- Sir Peter Kenilorea
Between 1960 and 1990, strong winds of political change stormed across the Pacific.
After the storm, bright new flags were flying over Pacific capitals as the leaders took their people into an uncertain future.