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Chinese in Samoa 1915 - 1945

Chinese in Samoa 1915 - 1945

Eveni Tafiti (View posts)
Posted: 31 Oct 2003 4:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Jul 2005 9:23AM GMT
I am looking for information about the Chinese in Samoa in 1915 - 1945. Plantation farm workers in Samoa.

Re: Chinese in Samoa 1915 - 1945

Serena Lealii E'e (View posts)
Posted: 19 Nov 2003 7:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Jul 2005 9:24AM GMT
Surnames: KWONG FOOK
Hi just wondering if you have found any information about the Chinese in Samoa since you posted this message.
I am looking for some family members at that time too.

Would appreciate it if you could let me know if you have, I am looking for the Kwong Fook family.

Re: Chinese in Samoa 1915 - 1945

Eveni Tafiti (View posts)
Posted: 19 Nov 2003 3:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Jul 2005 9:24AM GMT
Talofa!

I am sorry I have not recieved any information yet. If you have any information please let me know. I am still looking and searching. You must also keeping on looking and search too. Have a good Thanksgiving and the rest of the holidays.

Soifua loa. Manuia le aso.

Eveni tafiti

Re: Chinese in Samoa 1915 - 1945

helen wong (View posts)
Posted: 18 Jan 2004 4:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Jul 2005 9:25AM GMT
Hullo there, have you had any feedback? You need to be a bit more specific in what you want to know. I will be unable to assist, however if there are names, dates, and the purpose of the research, then others may be able to assist.

Re: Chinese in Samoa 1915 - 1945

Eveni Tafiti (View posts)
Posted: 18 Jan 2004 6:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Jul 2005 9:26AM GMT
Surnames: ARP[S]
Thank you Helen.

I am looking for information on my grandfather. He was brought to Samoa during the war and was a plantation worker in Alafua at Mumu Arps' farm. My mother was born on July 9, 1930 and did not really know her father. He was taken back to China when she was about 9 or 10 years old. She only knew her father's name was Ah-Chew. She did not know the Chinese spelling, last name or first, where her father was from in China. All she knows is that she was told that he was taken back to China when she was 9 or 10 years old. If you can help me with some information it would be much appreciated. Thank you Eveni Tafiti

Re: Chinese in Samoa 1915 - 1945

helen wong (View posts)
Posted: 18 Jan 2004 11:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Jul 2005 9:27AM GMT
Surnames: ARP
Hullo,Have you been in touch with the Arp family? There is a family in Auckland, unfortunately Herman Arp died just recently, but perhaps the other members of the family could help. They publish the Samoana Newspaper

Re: Chinese in Samoa 1915 - 1945

Eveni Tafiti (View posts)
Posted: 18 Jan 2004 2:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Jul 2005 9:29AM GMT
Surnames: Arp, Sui-Ha
Hello!
Yes I know Herman Arp from Samoa. I went to school with him in Hawaii and his brothers and sister in Samoa and Hawaii at BYU-Hawaii. They are also searching for their relatives. Their mother was Chinese. Her name is Sui-Ha. They don't really know about my grandfather. Thank you for the information. Eveni Tafiti

Re: Chinese in Samoa 1915 - 1945

mags (View posts)
Posted: 1 Jul 2004 10:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Jul 2005 9:30AM GMT
Aloha,
Couldn't help being curious about your quest, it is true, there were chinese that were brought around those time periods to Samoa, the same time period brought Hawaiians and African Americans to Samoa. The best place for you to check with is the Office of Historical Preservation of the government of American Samoa. They put out a historical calendar beginning from the recordings made in the 1600s to present on things that happened to both the E&W Samoan islands. It is a very informative calendar and eye-opening also. Tofa Soifua.

Re: Chinese in Samoa 1915 - 1945

margaret logotaeao (View posts)
Posted: 1 Jul 2004 10:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Jul 2005 9:30AM GMT
Eveni,
Your search is close, there were Chinese, African Americans and Hawaiians that were in Samoa at that time. Try the website of the government of American Samoa click on the office of historical preservation, they have a very informative and eye-opening historical calendar of the two Samoas. happy hunting.

Re: Chinese in Samoa 1915 - 1945

Posted: 20 Aug 2012 8:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Eveni tafiti.
Your mother was born in 1930 and she was 9-10 when your grand father was repatriated, that would have place him on the S.S.Sagres that departed from Apia 22/12/1937. There were 168 other indentured Chinese on the same voyage. The next ship that left Apia aws 1948 (your mother would be 18 then). Check the NZ archive or contact me direct.
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