Professor Damon Salesa

Tagata Pasifika takes a look back at the history of Samoa leading up to and gaining independence. Our own Associate Professor Toeolesulusulu Damon Salesa lends his perspective and knowledge to draw vivid reflections how colonisation of these islands has impacted Samoa and our people.

Associate Professor Toeolesulusulu Damon Salesa recently won the prestigious Ernest Scott Prize at the annual Australian History Association Conference for his book Racial Crossings: Race, Intermarriage, and the Victorian British Empire.

Special 50th Samoan Independence Celebration Part 1

Special 50th Samoan Independence Celebration Part 2

Special 50th Samoan Independence Celebration Part 3

Special 50th Samoan Independence Celebration Part 4