1847: Missionary, George Pritchard, the first British Consular Agent for Samoa

“In 1847 the first British Consular Agent was appointed in the person of George Pritchard, a missionary of the London Missionary Society who had been obliged to leave Tahiti in consequence of his resistance to the growing power of France in the Society group. He was succeeded, in 1856, by his son, William T. Pritchard, afterwards transferred to Fiji, who has left an interesting contribution to Samoan literature”.

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