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Centenary of NZ's occupation of Samoa

NZ troops holding German flag captured in Apia, Samoa.

29 Aug 14 One hundred years ago today the taking of German (Western) Samoa was New Zealand’s first military operation of the First World War. For many years following the war the German flag and the Union Jack which replaced it were displayed in the Parliamentary Library. They are again on display, in Parliament House, as part of the WW100 commemorations. Read more...