Image: Sieni and young people, Satupa'itea, Savai'i, Samoa

Sieni and young people, Satupa'itea, Savai'i, Samoa

Sieni with a group of young people, Satupa'itea, Savai'i, Samoa, 1893. AMS318/V6111.  Sieni was possibly the wife of Sositeni Mawa.  The couple were stationed on New Britain as pastor teachers from 1877-1879. The cotton clothing has been trimmed and decorated, and combined with garlands of fresh leaves and scented flowers.

Photographer:
Reverend George Brown
Rights:
© Courtesy of the Australian Museum

Notes

This image is from a large collection of photographs taken by Reverend George Brown during his work with the Methodist Mission in the Pacific Islands from 1876 to 1908.

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