Social Studies Level 2 Social Organisation:
TONGA - NEW ZEALAND 1950
HOW PARTICIPATION WITHIN GROUPS INVOLVES BOTH RESPONSIBILITIES AND RIGHTS
Career of a Parliamentarian
Andrew Afeaki says:
This qualified him for a job
in the civil service but he never in fact took up such a job.
He was man of strong conviction
who spoke out, even against government as was warranted. He was a great
supporter of the Monarchy which was in his view, good for Tonga. This
did not prevent him criticizing it, or praising it when he thought it
was doing the right thing.
Source: Anthony Haas personal collecton
Soakai Afeaki (left) and his father, Pousima Afeaki, with Patricia Donnelly in Nuku'alofa
Source: Painting by Fa'apoi 'Uvea.
Fa'apoi 'Uvea's painting,
Old man with the fishing net, is one of the
artworks in the Siu Ki Moana Exhibition in the National Library in Wellington,
19 November 2005-19 March 2006.
Fa'apoi 'Uvea, born 1965,
a teacher trainee at Victoria University of Wellington, husband and father
of seven children, an observant Catholic, migrated to New Zealand from
Niuatoputapu in Tonga in 1996.