Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Samoan Flags throughout History

Saw this really interesting web page that showed all the Samoan flags throughout history for the last couple of centuries. I thought it was worth sharing and putting down in my own records.

O Fu'a Samoa

2 Oct 1873 - Jan 1887, 1889 - 1 Mar 1900
2 Oct 1873 - Jan 1887, 1889 - 1 Mar 1900
Malietoa Line Flag
(Looks suspiciously Tongan don't you think?)
Adopted as National Flag 21 Jan 1879


2 Oct 1873 - Jan 1887, 1889 - 1 Mar 1900
2 Oct 1873 - Jan 1887, 1889 - 1 Mar 1900
Tui A'ana Line Flag


Jan 1887 - 1889
Jan 1887 - 1889  Tupua Tamasese Flag
Tupua Tamasese Flag
(This one and the previous one remind me of nazi swastikas. lol)


1 Mar 1900 - 29 Aug 1914
German Flag
German flag - during German colonial rule


1914
Proposed German Colonial flag
Proposed German Colonial flag


29 Aug 1914 - 30 Jul 1922
29 Aug 1914 - 30 Jul 1922
New Zealand flag - while a British colony after Germany lost WW1


30 Jul 1922 - 1 Jan 1962
30 Jul 1922 - 1 Jan 1962
New Zealand administration
(It's gotta be coconuts right - all that copra , I suppose)


26 May 1948 - 24 Feb 1949
26 May 1948 - 24 Feb 1949
Samoan flag


Adopted 24 Feb 1949
Adopted 24 Feb 1949
Samoan flag
(I'm trying to determine the difference between this one and the previous one. Is it just a shade darker? Oh, and the fifth star on the Southern Cross)


And that's all for today class, til next time on the History Channel... :)

2 comments:

Olo said...

Faafetai lava Fotu 4 da flag 101 lesson. My students were very interested about the different flags that Samoa had through out the years until the one we have now. Great work of putting it together. Well done. Keep up the good work. Much appriciation from da Bartlett Samoan (Polynesia)club,
Alaska.

Willy said...

I can't belive that one of the flags look like Germany!