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85/1284-1979 Photographic negative, supporters of Chief Mata'afa in one of their strongholds, gelatin / glass, photographer unknown, published by Kerry and Co., Upolu, Samoa, 1899 - Powerhouse Museum Collection

War Photographs from Samoa 1899

This photograph is one of around 30 images taken during the outbreak of hostilities in Samoa in 1899. This war was the legacy of an earlier dispute between the Samoan chiefs Tamasese and Malietoa which had erupted in 1888-1889 after the heavy handed involvement of British, German and American in Api...

This photograph is one of around 30 images taken during the outbreak of hostilities in Samoa in 1899. This war was the legacy of an earlier dispute between the Samoan chiefs Tamasese and Malietoa which had erupted in 1888-1889 after the heavy handed involvement of British, German and American in Api...

Mata'afa and supporters, Samoa, published by Kerry and Co., Upolu, Samoa, 1899

Mata'afa and supporters, Samoa, published by Kerry and Co., Upolu, Samoa, 1899

85/1284-1453 Photographic negative, Lieutenant Gaunt, sailors and some of Malietoa's supporters, gelatin / glass, photographer unknown, published by Kerry and Co., Upolu, Samoa, 1899 - Powerhouse Museum Collection

85/1284-1453 Photographic negative, Lieutenant Gaunt, sailors and some of Malietoa's supporters, gelatin / glass, photographer unknown, published by Kerry and Co., Upolu, Samoa, 1899 - Powerhouse Museum Collection

85/1284-1416 Photographic negative, Malietoa's Guard, gelatin / glass, photographer unknown, published by Kerry and Co., Upolu, Samoa, 1899 - Powerhouse Museum Collection

One morning, Lauli'i and other girls from her family crept to the war camp – bullets whizzing over their heads – to take food to their fathers.

85/1284-1452 Photographic negative, Lieutenant Gaunt instructing some of Malietoa's supporters, gelatin / glass, photographer unknown, published by Kerry and Co., Upolu, Samoa, 1899 - Powerhouse Museum Collection

Lieutenant Gaunt instructing some of Malietoa's supporters, Upolu, Samoa, 1899

85/1284-1434 Photographic negative, American and British graves, H.M.S. Royalist and U.S.S. Philadelphia, gelatin / glass, photographer unknown, published by Kerry and Co., Upolu, Samoa, April - May, 1899 - Powerhouse Museum Collection

85/1284-1434 Photographic negative, American and British graves, H.M.S. Royalist and U.S.S. Philadelphia, gelatin / glass, photographer unknown, published by Kerry and Co., Upolu, Samoa, April - May, 1899 - Powerhouse Museum Collection

85/1284-1478 Photographic negative, Malietoa supporters training for battle, gelatin / glass, photographer unknown, published by Kerry and Co., Upolu, Samoa, 1899 - Powerhouse Museum Collection

Lieutenant Gaunt instructing some of Mal Malietoa supporters training for battle

85/1284-1435 Photographic negative, American and British graves, H.M.S. Royalist and U.S.S. Philadelphia, gelatin / glass, photographer unknown, published by Kerry and Co., Upolu, Samoa, April - May, 1899 - Powerhouse Museum Collection

85/1284-1435 Photographic negative, American and British graves, H.M.S. Royalist and U.S.S. Philadelphia, gelatin / glass, photographer unknown, published by Kerry and Co., Upolu, Samoa, April - May, 1899 - Powerhouse Museum Collection

85/1284-1437 Photographic negative, American graves, U.S.S. Philadelphia, gelatin / glass, photographer unknown, published by Kerry and Co., Upolu, Samoa, April - May, 1899 - Powerhouse Museum Collection

85/1284-1437 Photographic negative, American graves, U.S.S. Philadelphia, gelatin / glass, photographer unknown, published by Kerry and Co., Upolu, Samoa, April - May, 1899 - Powerhouse Museum Collection

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