The following documents were the only information was kept and found with the Government of Samoa from inquiry of research on Hon J.B. Fonoti. Further down are copies from the NZ Govt. Archive of the Petition for Self-Government in Samoa in 1944 by Hon Fonoti Mata’utia Ioane Brown, the leader of the Fono of Faipule of Samoa that was directly presented to the Prime Minister of New Zealand the RT. Hon Mr Peter Fraser. And also copy of the United Nations approval in 1946 from the United Nations as per requested to the UN. Hon Fonoti Mata’utia Ioane Brown was the leader of the ‘Fono a Faipule’ of Samoa from 1939 to 1947. And was also a ‘Member of The Legislative Assembly’ from 1948, 1950 to 1952 and 1955 to 1957. In 1954 he was a member of the ‘Working Committee of the Constitutional Convention of the Government of Samoa. And was the leader of the MAU for Atua also from 1935 to 1942.
The Petition for Self-Government in Samoa by leader J.B. Fonoti in 1944 was presented directly to New Zealand Prime Minister the Rt. Hon Mr. Peter Fraser and Governor-General Sir Cyral Newall, resulted to approval by the United Nations for ‘Self-Government in Samoa’ on the 13th December in 1946!
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HON FONOTI MATA’UTIA IOANE BROWN STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT APPOINTMENTS OF HIS WISH FOR THE CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT OF SAMOA IN 1954-57
INTRO ON THE PETITION FOR SELF-GOVERNMENT IN 1944 BY LEADER OF FONO OF FAIPULE HON FONOTI MATA’UTIA IOANE BROWN WAS DIRECTLY PRESENTED TO THE NEW ZEALAND PRIME MINISTER THE RT. HON MR FRASER.
THE UNITED NATIONS APPROVAL FOR SELF-GOVERNMENT IN SAMOA ON THE 13TH DECEMBER 1946. A RESULT FROM THE PETITION IN 1944 BY HON FONOTI TO HON MR FRASER. A COPY FROM THE UNITED NATIONS AS PER REQUESTED.
HON FONOTI MATA’UTIA IOANE BROWN THE LEADER OF FONO OF FAIPULE OF SAMOA 1939 TO 1947.
SAMOA’S FREEDOM FROM THE NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT AND THE BRITISH EMPEROR ISSUED AND CONFIRMED! – WESTERN SAMOA’S INDEPENDENCE.
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