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An Account of Samoan History up to 1918



This journal has been instituted by direction of the Imperial Governor for the purpose of making known in the Samoan Group matters relating to the Government and its activities. For this reason it is named “O le Savali” (messenger or ambassador.) It resemblea “O le Savali” in no much that it will be the means of circulating correct information from the Governor to every town and district. And since are it is without doubt that the people of our Group are in ignorance of different Government measures it is desired that they may be instructed therein that they will be fully conversant with the various laws and activities of their Government. It is the particular purpose of this journal to impart useful and necessary knowledge to the Chiefs and Faipule. In this paper will be printed all laws and instructions issued by the Government and an explanation of the laws and instructions. There will also be printed reports of Court Cases and happenings in Samoa and news from Germany and any other news that will give the Samoans a correct viewpoint on world happenings.