Le Mamea Matatumua Ata

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Le Mamea Matatumua Ata, OBE, was one of the framers of the Constitution of Samoa.[1] He held senior positions under the New Zealand Trusteeship of Samoa and in the Independent State of Samoa.

He held the high chief (matai) title Le Mamea from Matautu, Lefaga and the orator title Matatumua from Faleasi'u.

For his work, he was honoured as an Officer of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE).[2]

He also played the role of Tonga in Return to Paradise (1953 film) a South Seas drama film starring Gary Cooper released by United Artists in 1953. Return to Paradise was filmed on location in Matautu, Lefaga.

His daughter Laulu Fetauimalemau Mata'afa was a teacher and ambassador who married the first Prime Minister of Samoa, the paramount chief Fiame Mata'afa Faumuina Mulinu’u II. Another daughter Matatumua Maimoana was a politician and a member of the Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP).

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