Samoa influenza 100 years on

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi and Acting New Zealand High Commissioner Nick Hurley at the ground breaking ceremony of restoration work at the Vaimoso monument at Vaimoso in memory of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic victims. Photo/Misiona Simo

APIA, 28 NOVEMBER 2018 (MAORI TV) – The influenza epidemic killed over 22% of Samoa population in 1918, a disease that was introduced to Samoa by sick passengers onboard the Talune ship from New Zealand. For the first time, families reflect on the past that has never been spoken about until today. Now they are […]

Continue reading this article with a Fiji Times online membership.

More Stories