16 Sep 2012

Patricia O'Brien - Island Connections

From Sunday Morning, 9:45 am on 16 September 2012

Dr Patricia O'Brien explores the friendship that was forged between Samoan nationalist leader Ta'isi Olaf Nelson and Maori politician Sir Maui Pomare. She talks about the role this played in the years of fraught relations between Samoa and New Zealand, and looks at the historical connections that were made through this friendship, between Samoans and Maori. In this interview Patricia says the Ta'isi title came from Safune but she'd like to correct that -  in fact it comes from the village of Asau.