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TONGA-NEW ZEALAND 1870-1950
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Social Studies Level 3, Social Organisation:

TONGA NEW ZEALAND 1950


HOW LEADERSHIP OF GROUPS IS ACQUIRED AND EXERCISED


Lawyer into Parliament

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Andrew Afeaki says:
I’m not so sure what drove my father into Parliament. There was no doubt he was seeing things that needed doing, as shown by thins he did voluntarily. In those days, the late 40s, early 50s, the people who stood for Parliament were usually lawyers. It was the general view in the public that Parliament was about making laws. People should be elected to it who were familiar with the law and ready to debate and make better laws. That seemed to have been very much of that social setting. He seemed to be an up and coming lawyer in that setting, and he seemed to gravitate quite naturally to that.

Next, previous generation also in Parliament

  

 

Source: Anthony Haas personal collection

Tonga's King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV cycled for exercise - leading people to recognise weight could be lost, and health gained by personal effort.

 

 

   
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