Le Mamea Matatumua Ata
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.
Le Mamea's eldest daughter, Laulu Fetauimalemau Mata'afa was a teacher, member of parliament and ambassador who was married to the paramount chief Fiame Mata'afa Faumuina Mulinu’u II, Samoa's first Prime Minister of Samoa. Another daughter Matatumua Maimoana was the first Samoan Superintendent of Nursing, she also became a member of parliament. Both sisters and their brother-in-law Nonumalo Sofara were founding members of the Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP).
One of his granddaughters, Fiame Naomi Mataafa is the Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Samoa while another, Hinauri Petana was Financial Secretary and is the Samoan High Commissioner to Australia.
- THE CONSTITUTION OF THE INDEPENDENT STATE OF SAMOA at www.parliament.gov.ws
- Officers of the Order of the British Empire at www.geneall.net
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